Tag: fruit trees

Plant Bare Root Plants Properly

UNITED STATES—Compared to canned (potted) nursery stock, bare root plants have a few advantages. They are less expensive, easier to handle, more conducive to...

Winter Pruning Of Fruit Trees

UNITED STATES—The vast orchards of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys might make the impression that production of fruit is easy. The trees naturally...

Bare Root Season Is Now

UNITED STATES—Autumn really is the season for planting. That is the general rule. One generalization about general rules is that they generally do not...

When Life Gives You Lemons

UNITED STATES—When life gives you lemons, it is likely this time of year. Although, the most popular garden varieties of lemon, like 'Meyer' and...

Proper Bare Root Planting Technique

UNITED STATES—Bare root plants are less expensive, easier to handle, and easier to prune into a desired form than canned (potted) plants are. Also,...

Bare Root Stock Is Here

UNITED STATES—Christmas tree lots at nurseries come and go at a good time. Cut and live Christmas trees become marketable just as retail sales...

Enjoy The Fruit Of Summer

UNITED STATES—Is a prune really just a dried plum? No! A plum is really a prune. In fact, all 'stone fruit' are of the...

Most Pruning Happens In Winter

UNITED STATES—Without specialized pruning while they are bare and dormant in winter, many deciduous fruit trees would be overburdened by their own fruit next...

Bare Root Stock Has Advantages

UNITED STATES—Anyone who has had undergone surgery knows the advantages of unconsciousness. Any frat boy who woke up after a night of overly indulgent...

The Secret Affairs Of Pollination

UNITED STATES—There are some things about plants that we might be better off not knowing about. For instance, their idea of sex is even...

Bloom Is Earlier If Forced

UNITED STATES—Properly pruned deciduous fruit trees probably do not have too many extra stems to spare now. Neglected trees would have more to offer....

Warm Weather Confuses Dormant Plants

UNITED STATES—Climate is what makes gardening so excellent here. It is just warm enough in summer for plants that like a bit of heat,...

Prune Now For Fruit Later

UNITED STATES—Modern fruit trees have been so extensively bred to produce abundant and unnaturally large fruit, that most types are unable to support the...

Winter Is Bare Root Season

UNITED STATES—While dormant for winter, some types of plants get dug from the soil and sent to nurseries as 'bare root' stock. Some get...

Fruit For Jellin’ Like A Melon

UNITED STATES—Jelly and jam made from garden grown fruit affords more prestigious bragging rights than merely growing the fruit. Using unusual or disregarded fruit...

Mild Weather Is Still Problematic

UNITED STATES—It is amazing that so many orchards are so productive in California, and that so many similar orchards had formerly been productive in...

Deciduous Fruit Trees Need Pruning

UNITED STATES—Deciduous fruit trees have no business in a low maintenance landscape. They need as much specialized pruning while dormant in winter as roses...

Bare Plants With Bare Roots

UNITED STATES—Knowing how colorfully bulbs will eventually bloom can initially make planting them disappointing, since there is nothing to see for all the effort....

Some Plants Need To Chill

UNITED STATES—It is easy to snivel about the weather when it gets uncomfortable for us. The rain gets too wet. The temperature gets too...
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