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Fresh Digs Featured Plant
Bloodgood Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
Type: Deciduous, slow-growing tree
Height: 15'-20' Tall by 15' Wide
Light: Full sun to part shade, resistant to burning in full sun
Seasonal Interest: Vibrant fall color
Made For the Shade
Gentle Mason Bees
INCREASING YOUR YIELD IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3!
Mason bees are very low maintenance and cost; little is needed to introduce these powerhouse pollinators to your home edible garden. this gentle spring pollinator is easy to care for, it is not aggressive and rarely stings. They are better pollinators than honey bees. In addition, they are less susceptible to disease affecting honey bees, they do not create hives nor do they swarm.
Hibernating through winter in small liner tubes, in Nesting Boxes they emerge in Spring when the temperature reaches 50 degrees and they get right to work pollinating your fruit tree blossoms.
Mason bees can fly 300 to 600 feet to find flowers, so the nest can be placed some distance away from the food source, although they will thrive when close to their food.
STEP ONE: PROVIDING SHELTER
Hibernating mason bees need to be kept warm and dry.
Housing the straw liner tubes in a Nesting House is ideal. They are best mounted on a sunny sheltered wall or fence.
STEP TWO: WAKING TO A WARM MEAL
Mason bees will emerge at 50 degrees. They should be stored in a cool dry place, such as a refrigerator; until their food, the fruit tree blossoms have opened.
Spring flowering plants, such as early blooming fruit trees and shrubs, Pieris, Ribes, and Heather make excellent food sources.
STEP THREE: A PLACE TO RAISE A FAMILY
Mason bees prefer to raise their babies in a clean home. Making a fresh start is essential. By providing clean straw liner tubes in Mid Spring, creates an inviting place for the queen to lay her eggs. Planting the seed to start the cycle of life in your garden for the next year.
This tall Japanese maple offers attractive dark red bark and deep burgundy foliage. It grows in an upright habit which makes it well suited to a small accent tree for patios and entryways.
Bare Root Berries are Here!
Please call if you are looking for a specific variety as we are still awaiting some arrivals.
Bare-root Roses have Arrived!
Bare Root Fruit Trees are Here!
Winter is a great time to plant your fruit trees. It is truly getting a jump start on the season and by planting bare root trees you are sure to get the best price available. Our locally grown fruit trees arrive mid February, so be sure to reserve yours today!
Click HERE to view our list of fruit trees !
This is our third year selling roses at McAuliffe's Valley Nursery. We are proud of our relationship with Weeks Roses and being able to offer a quality bare root rose that is pruned and cared for upon arrival at a great price!
Cane fruit such as raspberries, grapes, and blackberries will be arriving soon along with a nice selection of bare root strawberries.
You can view what we have for your growing and eating pleasure by clicking HERE.
Be sure to check out our selection of Blueberries we have reserved for this season by clicking Here.
Ribes sanguineum 'King Edward VII'
Red Flowering Currant
This outstanding shrub bears deep pink pendulous blooms in early spring. Rounded medium green leaves give way to golden hues in autumn. The flower nectar is a primary food source for hummingbirds and this beautiful and useful shrub will provide berries in fall that will again provide food for wildlife. This slow growing deciduous shrub can reach 6' tall and wide. It thrives in full to partial sun and prefers well-draining soil. 'King Edward VII' is a hybrid of our native red flowering currant.
If you haven't noticed yet, Jamie and his crew have been at it again and have greatly expanded our shade area this year, with the addition of our Dali inspired, shade structure. We are very excited to have the extra space to show off our favorite shade plants in this roomy new house. In April some of our favorite shade plants are just emerging with fronds and leaves inching their way out of their warm winter resting places. Astilbes and hostas will start showing their new growth, and then what a spectacular display of fern fronds unfurl before your eyes. Many early blooming shade perennials are on full display this month.
Look for viola odorata, known for making tussie-mussies in Victorian Days. Many epimediums are in full bloom and still showing tinges of winter coloring on their foliage. Bleeding hearts with arching stems filled with heart shaped blooms are a tried and true perennial for the Pacific Northwest and multiply nicely. Brunnera covered with tons of forget-me-knot like blooms and beautiful variegated leaves are a great choice because of the long lasting bloom time and interesting foliage.
Come on down and discover what new addition to your spring garden can be found in our enticing selection.
'Ivory Silk' Creamy white flowers, fragrant, tree form
'Sensation' Single purple florets with white edge
'President Grevy' Double blue
'Primrose' Single yellow
'Mme. Lemoine' Double white
'Charm' single, pink, fragrant
'Charles Joly' Double red-pink, highly fragrant
'Atehline Wilbur' Semi-double florets of orchid, rose and violet
Be sure to check out this year's 2014 Rose List to see if there is an old favorite or something new to add to your garden. Be assured that we look for the most disease resistant and cold hardy roses for the Pacific Northwest.
Thunderhead Pine Pinus 'Thunderhead'
Capital Flowering Pear Pyrus calleryana 'Capital'
Eastern Hemlock Tsuga Canadensis
Bloodgood Japanese Maple Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
Fragrant Clump Forming Snowbell Styrax japonicus
Kosteri Hinoki Cypress Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Kosteri'
Lion's Head Japanese Maple Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'
Oriental Dogwood Cornus kousa
Paperbark Maple Acer griseum
Pimoko Serbian Spruce Picea omorika 'Pimoko'
Satomi Dogwood Cornus kousa 'Satomi'
The weather is warming up and our gardens are springing back to life.
It is a good time to dig into your garden and do some sprucing up. Here are a few tasks to keep in mind at this busy time of year...
~Weed, weed, weed! Stay ahead of anything going to seed.
~Mulch flower beds and vegetable gardens with compost.
~Slug and snail control...Sluggo is a wildlife friendly choice.
~Plant early blooming annuals and perennials, but remember to protect them from frost on chilly evenings.
~Plant trees and shrubs, usually your watering chores are minimal at this time of year.
~Plant cool season vegetables...at the end of the month look for warm season veggies to start arriving.
~Fertilize your lawn with Dr. Earth Super Natural Lawn Fertilizer.
~Spruce up your containers for Easter festivities!
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