Sunny winter days (you know the ones that can’t keep you inside) are the best ones for dormant spraying fruit trees and roses. Buds scales swell and allow our natural sprays to suffocate the overwintering pest eggs and fungus spores that may give you troubles. This is the right time of year to prune many plants especially because you can see their branching habits. Come on in for pruning advice, tools and books.
“Lasting” is a Bay Hay buzzword. Like well-made tools, durable garden supplies, slow release organic amendments and fertilizers, heirloom seeds and veggie starts, hardy plants. We believe that lasting goods (and we’re not talkin’ styrofoam) contributes to a sustainable economy. We’re on the look out for better products at affordable prices. Our buyers are thinking hard about our inventory selections and are open to your suggestions and special orders. Gardening is an on going activity and so we grow too, along with you!
Bare root trees will be here soon!
January and February and early March is the time to purchase bare root plants. We will have lots of varieties for a great value. bare root means these plants have been dug dormant and shipped to us without soil around their roots. We hold them in sawdust until their buds swell so that you have the opportunity to buy them without the transport or potting costs. They like to be tucked in when it’s cold, and wake up slowly with the chance to get their roots established before their buds break and spring is out of the gate!
Rhubarb and Asparagus are here, they come bare root as well this time of year, and if you can’t wait to start harvesting them, get them planted early. We pot them after mid-March and try to have them available for late spring sales. But don’t take your chances if you want the best selection and bare root prices.
Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries will come soon !
A Northwest garden’s got to have them! Some are bare root, some balled and bur-lapped, and lots come in pots throughout the year. They love our acid soils, they’re irresistible fresh and easy to freeze, and a Super Food! They have flaming fall colors and beautiful winter branching for your landscape. Top Hat is sweet as can be in a container. Blueberries are top on our list of edible landscape plants!