Thursday, January 24, 2013

Our new roses are in and selling well. Most of our plants are Grade #1 quality from +Weeks Roses. They have all been recently potted to prevent the roots from dehydrating, and they have all been hand pruned. Below is a list of the varieties we strarted the season with. Some will sell out quickly due to limited numbers available, but we have a good supply of a number of the great performing varieties.

It's that time of year again! Bare root season for 2013 is well under way. The cooler, cloudy weather and rain will help extend the season to mid-late February this year. +Dave Wilson Nursery has a list of varieties and descriptions of plants we ordered from them this year at the following link in PDF format:
We also have grapes, blackberries, rasperries, and more that are not on the list. As you can see in the pictures below, we keep our plant stock hydrated and fresh in beds of sand until time of purchase.
Bare Root Fruit Trees

Bare Root Grapes

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Keeping it Fresh in 2012

We have been very busy during the end of 2011 and into 2012 in preparation for spring. As you know, we offer full-service landscaping. To highlight some of our handy work, we built some displays to inspire you, our customers. Now you can see physical examples of garden walls, a pergola, raised planters, pavers, and more.

Starting Fresh in 2012!

Here we are again at the start of a new year, and I will begin where I left off over two years ago.

It is bare root season, and we have a great selection this year of fruit trees, berries, and vegetables. We heel our plants in sand the old fashioned way. When you purchase these plants, we carefully pull them out individually and prune to taste before packaging the plants in bags with moist mulch. This keeps the roots hydrated while traveling to their destinations.

You can learn more about bare root fruit trees at This is our main fruit tree supplier, and their site is packed with information and videos about planting, pruning, and selecting fruit trees.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Continuing in the longstanding El Plantio tradition, our first shipment of bareroot trees has arrived and awaits for sale in a raised bed of sand. Each tree is carefully handled by experienced employees after you select the tree you want. After leaving the sand the roots are packaged in sawdust only at the time of sale as a temporary mulch to prevent the roots from drying out until they are planted. We have found the old traditional way still works best. Even though heeling in the trees is a bit of work, we significantly increase your chance of success over other prepackaged options.
Have a look at the wide variety we are carrying this year by clicking on the following link. They have great descriptions of each variety. Not all of the varieties listed will be available as bareroot. Through years of experience, we have found that some tree varieties transplant better after rooting into a container. Those varieties will be available later in the spring after the roots have had a chance to grow. Please, call and ask us about the current availability of specific varieties if you are interested.
Our supplier, Dave Wilson Nursery has a great website It is a good resource for finding more information about planting and pruning fruit trees. We recommend you check it out.