December 2023 Newsletter

Lots of things going on in December. Our bare root roses are due to ship the first week of December. Once they arrive we will get them ready for sale. So hopefully they will be ready to go by the 9th or 10th. All pending shipping schedule, but I will let all know when they are in and ready. The bare root fruit trees will be in late in the month. We will begin working them as soon as they arrive. This usually happens the week before Christmas, but I don’t have that confirmed yet, and hopefully will be ready for sale right after Christmas. Again I will let everyone know. I will send out emails as soon as things are in and ready to go. Complete lists of fruit trees and roses are available at the nursery, or request one and I can send it to you via email.¬†

If you are wanting bare root fruit trees, don’t delay when they arrive. We will not re-order since availability is going be tight again this year. So when things are gone, they are gone for the year. Also, we cannot hold any items without payment. You can pre-order from our list and pay, and we will tag them and set them aside so you are sure to get what you want. And then you can pick them up when you are ready as long as they are picked up before the end of February. We cannot hold any fruit trees without payment in full. Any trees that are paid for but not picked up by the end of February will be potted and will be charged a potting charge. There will be a 30% restocking charge on any pre sold bare root fruit trees that are cancelled by the customer. Availability is very tight and we have a short time to sell the trees so hopefully everyone understands the need for these policies.

Dormant Spraying

Fruit trees should have lost their leaves by now. Your first dormant spraying should have been done last week or this week. If you have not done it, you should get your first dormant spraying done. Use copper mixed with horticultural oil or neem oil and spray the entire tree. Spray all of your deciduous fruit trees. Even if leaf curl is not an issue, it will help to prevent other diseases and to kill overwintering insects. Be sure you get this done 3 times throughout the dormant season. The second application is due around Christmas and the third should be done around Valentines day. Watch your trees closely for the third application. If we have a warm February, they may start to break dormancy early. The last application needs to be done before the trees bloom.

Blueberries, Cane Berries, Figs, Pomegranates, living Christmas Trees, and Japanese Maples are all In.

We have a nice selection of blueberries and cane berries in now. When you plant blueberries, be sure to add acid fertilizer. Pots or raised beds work much better for blueberries than straight into the ground because of the heavy clay soil. Now is a great time to plant blueberries and cane berries while the selection is good.

Gift Certificates

We sell gift certificates for holiday giving. If you can’t make it in, we can sell them over the phone and mail them to you or to the recipient. Just call and let us know the amount and pay over the phone and we will send it. Or you can come in and buy it.

Holiday Hours

We will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and will be closed the 1st of January for New Year.

As we finish our 38th year in business and move forward to our 39th, we want to thank all of our customers for their continued support. We plan to be here for many more seasons. 
We wish all a joyous holiday season.

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