Katy Fraser

  1. Shipping potted plants to Oregon & Washington

    Shipping potted plants to Oregon & Washington
    While much of our website is now geared towards taking orders for fall and spring shipment, Washington and Oregon customers can still order potted plants for immediate shipment. Look for the items say Fall Ship or Now. If you want your plants shipped immediately, please add "Ship Now" to the comments box in your shopping cart -- otherwise your plants will...
  2. Fruit and berry harvesting in June? Absolutely!

    Fruit and berry harvesting in June? Absolutely!
    Blue Honeysuckle fruit Blue Honeysuckle fruit are often ready to eat in early June. In the warmer parts of the Pacific Northwest currants and early brambles may be ready to harvest this month. June strawberries should be ready to pick, but the rain and cool weather may encourage fungal disease in the fruit. If this seems to happen to...
  3. "Big Apple" Cornus Kousa: a rare beauty in spring and fall

    "Big Apple" Cornus Kousa: a rare beauty in spring and fall
    A young Big Apple Cornus Kousa (D585) blooming at the Raintree Nursery garden center. This Korean dogwood, the Big Apple Cornus Kousa, has a youthful and subtle beauty that never fails to capture my attention and draw me in for a closer look with each visit I make to the garden center at Raintree Nursery. Big Apple Cornus Kousa fruit The...
  4. Celebrate 40 Years with Raintree, May 25

    Celebrate 40 Years with Raintree, May 25
    This year, we are celebrating our 40th anniversary. Forty years of bringing you the finest fruit cultivars from around the world. We would like to extend to you a special invitation to join us on Saturday, May 25, at Raintree Nursery, for a celebration of those years. From  11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Raintree owner Sam Benowitz will be around...
  5. Cider & Winemaking Workshop, May 18

    Cider & Winemaking Workshop, May 18
    Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m to 1 p.m. In this workshop at Raintree Nursery, expert winemaker Anine Grumbles will show you how you can make your own natural, sulfite-free fruit wines at home using the "Laissez-Faire" method. This class will cover fruit and grape wines, grape growing, and cider making. The cost for the workshop is only $10 per person...
  6. Making peace with Bambi in your garden

    Making peace with Bambi in your garden
    Living with wildlife is rarely all Bambi, Thumper and Disneyland magic — especially when you find Bambi in your orchard making applesauce out of your favorite eating apple. Gazing outside your window to see a mother deer and her fawn is a beautiful and peaceful sight — that is until you realize that they are eating your favorite flowers...
  7. Mushrooms & Wasabi Growing Workshop, May 4

    Mushrooms & Wasabi Growing Workshop, May 4
    Looking for a new gardening challenge? Need more edible fungi know-how? Or maybe you have freshly cut alder or oak logs lazily laying about the garden that you'd like to put to work? If you answered "Yes!" to any or all of the questions above, then the "Growing Mushrooms & Wasabi" workshop with cultivation expert Bill Hulbert — held this Saturday...
  8. December Growing Tips

    Planting Where temperatures have not yet fallen to hard winter lows, December is an excellent time to dig and transplant dormant plants that are not yet in their permanent locations, or are in the wrong place. You can also continue planting dormant nursery stock provided the ground is not frozen or covered with snow and there will be about...
  9. October Growing Tips

    Fruit, Nut and Berry Processing Check for ripeness and harvest: sea buckthorn, Cornus mas, pawpaw, hardy and fuzzy kiwi, grapes, persimmon, late pears, apples, quince, strawberries, autumn-fruiting raspberries and blackberries, medlar (after frost), nuts, passion fruit. Kiwi: (The plural of Kiwi is Kiwi.) If the fruit have softened, they are ripe and ready to eat. Kiwi tend to ripen...
  10. September Growing Tips

    Fall Planting Trees and Shrubs: Fall is an excellent time for planting trees and shrubs in the garden if you live in USDA hardiness zone areas 6-10, Raintree offers a great selection of potted plants for fall planting. Click on this link to see the entire list (LINK) or go to the top of the Raintree Home Page and...

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