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  1. Planting tips for gardeners in warm and maritime climate areas

    Planting of potted and bare root stock can begin in January in moderate winter climate locations. In some southern areas January is the best month for planting. West of the Cascade Mountains in the Pacific Northwest, so long as the ground is not under water or water-logged, frozen, or covered with snow, you can go ahead and plant. Planting at...
  2. February 22, 2014: Edible Landscape class

    February 22, 2014: Edible Landscape class
    Neil Leonard Join us for an Edible Landscape class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014, here at Raintree Nursery, 391 Butts Road, Morton, WA 98356. Cost is $20 per family. A garden designer teaches the concepts you need to design and implement your own landscape, helping you decide what to plant and where and...
  3. Re-potting fruiting plants in containers

    Re-potting fruiting plants in containers
    Because of shorter day length, most houseplants, even those which don’t lose their leaves, will not be actively growing now, even citrus with ripening fruit. So this is the time to re-pot if it’s been a couple of years since the last time. Move your plant into a slightly larger container; or trim roots ½- 2” around the sides, 1-4”...
  4. How to determine which plants will work in your location

    How to determine which plants will work in your location
    Along with understanding temperature patterns in your area, it is also important to determine how much and for how long daily your plant will receive sun in a particular location. Fruiting trees, such as apple, pear, and plum, initiate new flower buds for the next spring season between late June and early August, depending on your location. Typically, a minimum...
  5. Do your grapes need fertilizer?

    Do your grapes need fertilizer?
    Cabernet Franc Grape, Raintree Nursery catalog #H520 The book “From Vines to Wines” describes how to evaluate your grapevine performance and calculate fertilizer needs for an optimal balance of fruiting and growth. Or you could take a more simplified approach for backyard grapes. First year vines often don’t need fertilizer. If the leaves were deep green and the vine...
  6. Grafting tips: Collecting and storing scion wood

    Grafting tips: Collecting and storing scion wood
    Budding and Grafting Fruit Trees from University of California If you are planning to do some grafting this year, December through February is the time to collect and store your Scion wood. See page 49 in the new 2014 Raintree Nursery catalog for more information. You need the previous seasons’ healthy vegetative growth for the scion (the shoot you...
  7. Fall Planting

    Fall Planting
    If hard winter freezes are at least four-six weeks away you can continue planting potted nursery stock and Spring Flowering Bulbs. West of the Cascades our typical late fall temperatures are mild enough that you can still fall plant through the end of November. We include Fall Planting Instructions and our Raintree Plant Owners Manual with each fall order we...
  8. Spring Bulb Collection Package Clearance Sale

    Spring Bulb Collection Package Clearance Sale
    L060 Hocus Pocus There is still time to plant spring blooming bulbs in USDA Zones 7-10 and we have a special offer just for you: get 50% off our regular retail price for our Bulb Collection package. That's $85 dollars in bulbs, for only $42.50! The collection includes 110 bulbs: (Click on tulips, daffodils or irises on the home...
  9. Preparing Your Mason Bees for Winter

    Preparing Your Mason Bees for Winter
    If you haven’t done so already, it is time to clean your mason bees and blocks, and prepare them for winter. By October, mason bees have finished pupating inside their cocoons and are mature, waiting for springs’ signal to emerge. Between now and early December you can handle the bees inside their cocoons without damaging them, or waking them up accidentally...
  10. Plan NOW for spring planting

    Plan NOW for spring planting
    Are you planning to put in more trees or shrubs next spring?  If you know what trees and shrubs you want, and where they will be planted, you can prepare the planting holes for them now. Make a plan of where you will plant your new trees, and mark the locations in your landscape. Clear the weeds in a 2-3’ wide...

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