Allocation process is about to start

Don’t wait for the trade shows to place your Spring order!  We will start allocating next Friday, November 17th.  Any orders received after 4:00 pm on Thursday, November 16th will be dated and time stamped as we receive them.  They will then be entered after the allocation, in the order in which they were received.
There is still plenty of inventory, but again, don’t wait.

There’s still time.

There is still time to make money before Winter arrives.  Please take a few minutes to review our availability.  You will find we have a great selection of plants available in a wide range of sizes.

And don’t forget to get your Spring orders in.  We will be allocating Spring orders Thanksgiving week.


In full swing

Fall digging season is in full swing.  We have had about 2.5” of rain and it’s cooled down.  The soil is still warm so the plants will begin to root in and start to establish before winter.

We still have a great selection of material available for your fall projects.  It won’t be long until you need to think about your spring order.


Precautions for viable plants

 

We are taking every precaution to be sure you receive viable plants from us.  All of our plants are run under a water gantry to soak the burlap so the burlap does not repel water.  Then while still on the pallet to protect the root ball, the plants are dunked in our dip tank to get more water into the ball.  This does not turn the ball to mud, but it does allow the irrigation to maintain moisture in the ball and the plant.  After the plants are shipped, it’s your turn to water twice a week until the ground freezes.


Don’t forget to water regularly.

It is very important to water the root ball twice a week.  It should be enough that the surrounding soil absorbs water also. Fall rain is not enough to keep the plant alive so water regularly until the ground freezes.

It is also a great time to plant perennials. While they may look a little tired by this time of the year, they will root in and come up great next year.


Deer Resistant Plants

   

With deer being such a problem in the landscape, there’s a need for deer resistant plants.  We have them!  Cephalotaxus h. ‘Prostrata’ is a nice spreading shrub that deer leave alone.  Thuja p. ‘Green Giant’ and Rhododendron are as well.  You will find other deer resistant varieties through our availability.


The availability is primed with consistently high quality material.

All of our sales staff toured the containers and the fields on Wednesday and Thursday.  They were excited at what they saw available now and coming on in the future.  They really liked the consistency in the quality across the board.  We believe you will be very happy also!


Fall is For Planting

  

Cooler nights and shorter days means the Fall planting season is under way!  It’s time to start planting trees, shrubs and perennials around the hardscapes you installed when the weather was so hot and dry.   You did remember to put an evergreen screen in the project didn’t you?  After all, you want the customer to use the outdoor living space as much as possible with some privacy.

 


Mags & Lilacs

Now is a great time to dig Magnolia and Syringa.  They will re-establish roots now as long as they are provided adequate water.  The plants will reward you next spring with larger flowers and leaves, and better growth.  Syringa successfully overwinter if properly healed in so they bloom on your lot if spring comes early.