One of the best kept secrets of gardening is fall and winter planting. Take advantage of an “old farmer’s trick” and get your plants in the ground at the end of the season. Why does fall and winter planting work so well? The combination of warmer soil and colder air forces your plant to focus only on producing new roots in the fall and winter, which gives your plants a jump start on spring. Your new plant won’t make flower buds, flowers or seeds if it’s planted late in the season. Growing those critical roots helps your new plant get itself established in your landscape. And that is just what you want! Planting in fall through winter allows the roots to develop and affords a head start going into the active growing season in spring. Our horticultural team has put together great tips and tricks for success by Growing Zone. FIND YOUR ZONE In Zones 7 – 10, Fall Is Prime Planting Time When high temperatures start dropping for fall, you’ll want to purchase and plant your trees, shrubs and perennials. Get them in the ground before you miss out on free water from winter rains. You’ll love saving money on water required to establish new plants. In Zones 7 – 10, planting in fall and or early winter helps your plants establish their root system. This enables your plant to withstand both fluctuating spring temperatures and the early summer hot and dry conditions. Add a good mulch in the late spring and your plant is off to the best start one could hope for. Regional Overview Temperate Zones 7 and 8 such as middle Washington, Oregon and Western Nevada are beginning to get cold, but the ground is still workable. Get your plants in the ground in fall and early winter. Sometimes the only problem to fall planting is limited availability. Today though, Nature Hills offers year-round availability and the fall availability gets better each season. See Zones 3 – 6 information if you get a rare freeze. Dry Zone 7 regions of middle Arizona and New Mexico, the lower Panhandle of Texas and much of Oklahoma and Arkansas are all known for dry fluctuating spring temperatures. This can be hard on establishing plants early in the spring. Plant in fall or winter to get a big head’s start on developing a root system that will protect your new plants in the unpredictable spring season. Humid Zones 7 and 8 in many of the southeastern states such as Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina have wide temperature fluctuations in the spring and early summer. All of these areas benefit from fall and winter plantings to establish root systems. A healthy plant in the spring will help to avoid some spring diseases and give your plants a vigorous head start going into the summer. In these areas, it is possible to plant all throughout the winter months. Zones 9 and 10 include areas like California and Southern Nevada and South Eastern Texas. These are prime fall and winter planning areas, where water is more expensive or has a higher pH. Planting in spring during the active growing period requires frequent watering, which can really add up. Getting plants established in areas where the water has a pH of 8.5 or higher can pose problems. Plant in fall to develop root systems and you’ll benefit from the free fall and winter rains that are most often pH neutral or slightly acid! Both container grown plants and bare root can be planted directly into the ground as soon as they are purchased throughout the winter months in these areas. Special Considerations for Fall and Winter Planting in Cold Winter Zones 3 – 6 Trust us, the experts at Nature Hills have planted trees in the middle of snowstorms. While not exactly “fun”, the plants did just fine and flowered the following spring. There are real advantages to fall and winter planting, even in the cold winter Zones of 3 – 6. As long as the ground has not yet frozen, you can still plant! If possible, it’s a good idea to “pre-dig” your holes for your new plants from Nature Hills. You’ll be ready to go once they arrive. Holes can be dug several weeks in advance. Simply mound up the dirt next to hole and cover it with straw or even a tarp, as needed. Gardeners who plan ahead save themselves hassles! Ground Conditions Overview Every day can bring fluctuating ground temperatures. When you get your shipment from Nature Hills, determine how much frost there is in your ground. Can you get your shovel into the ground? It’s best to get your plant in the ground right away. Use several trips with a watering can, if your hoses have already been winterized. If there is a thin crust on top of the soil that can easily be broken through, use your shovel to break through that crust. Dig a hole that will accommodate the root system, and plant that plant. Make sure to water the soil completely once you are finished. If the soil did freeze before you had a chance to plant your new plants, you could try pouring a bucket of warm water on the spot that you are planning to dig. Wait a few minutes to see if it thaws and you can still plant into that soil. Water well to settle the soil in around the roots. Add mulch to cover the top of the soil. Expecting a warm forecast after a cold snap? You might want to wait and see. If the weather does allow it, break through the frozen ground and get those plants put in the ground. Water them in well. Storing Plants in Zones 3 – 6 If the ground is frozen, and there is no way to dig a hole, you can store your plants very successfully. It’s easy, just follow these steps. Storing a Container Plant Grab a large garbage bag and open the box in an unheated garage. Take your plants out of the box and water the soil well, allowing the excess to drain out. Place the plant pot in a large garbage bag to keep the soil and pot inside of the plastic bag. Leaving the top uncovered. Leave inside your unheated garage or unheated porch and you should have complete success overwintering these dormant plants until they can be installed in the spring. Please note that Lilacs and Viburnums do not like wet soil, so if the soil in the container is moist on arrival, there is no need to add more water. Storing Bare Root Plants Grab a large garbage bag. Take your plants out of the box on your unheated garage or porch and remove the small plastic bag from around the wrapped roots. You’ll keep any packing material around the roots but remove the plastic bag. Next, soak the packing material wrapped around the roots in water and allow the excess to drain out. Then place the wrapped roots inside of your garbage bag. Allow the plant tops to be open and uncovered. When you are done, the packing materials and roots will be the only thing inside of the garbage bag. Set those bare root plants inside of your unheated garage or unheated porch. You should have complete success overwintering these plants until they can be installed in the spring. Additional Tips and Tricks for Plant Selection and Planting It is important to select the right plant for the right location. This means looking to see that it is recommended for your USDA Zone and the sun or shade requirements for the plant are satisfied in the location you would like to plant it in. Too little sun and the plant may have trouble growing, flowering or producing fruit. Too much sun and the plant can sunburn or wilt. Study the Plant Highlights on every product page to learn what the growing requirements are. You can also filter by your specific site conditions and see what your options are. Most plants need a well-drained soil. It’s critical to choose a location with good drainage. Doing a drainage test can help to determine if there is a reason for concern. Dig a hold 12 inches wide by 12 inches deep in the location you want to plant. Fill it with water and time how long it takes the first filling to drain out, then fill it again and time that second drainage. If the second filling takes longer than 3 hours to drain off, you may have a drainage issue. Where poor drainage is suspected, build a raised bed or mound to 24 inches above the lay of the land. The idea is to develop a portion of the root above the soil line so the entire root is never completely under water during the winter when the amount of water your plant receives is out of your control. Without good drainage, many plant roots suffer from poor oxygen penetration and can rot and eventually die. Mulching a plant at least 3 to 4 inches deep and 3 feet outside of the canopy of the plant helps to cut down on surface evaporation, shade the roots from summer heat, cut down on weeds and eventually begin to feed the soil and the plants naturally. In high humidity regions of Zones 7 and 8, it is recommended that you pull back the mulch in the winter months. Look to place your order as soon as possible to ensure availability. Many new fresh bare root plants are available the first part of the winter often ready for order as early as October with delivery beginning in January (weather permitting). Often fruit and shade trees are over wintered in containers for fall and winter planting. Check to see if your favorite variety is currently available for planting. Take advantage of Mother Nature’s generosity. She’ll provide free rain and snow in fall and winter. Plant in fall and winter to allow your plant the chance to develop a well-established root system that it will need before the stresses of the summer come around. Plant in fall and winter to enjoy a healthy, vigorous plant going into the spring and summer months.

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Plants Delivery

It’s no secret: everyone loves house plants! Whether you have a huge collection or a few favorites that live in the sunnier places of our homes, its proven that plants are good for us. While plants improve air quality, they also have the ability to boost your mood, mental health and immune system. Plants are proven to make us more productive, enhance creativity and add some humidity to our homes. With all those benefits, no wonder house plants are so on-trend right now!

Plants for Delivery from FTD

At FTD, we believe in providing you with the highest quality of plants for yourself or your loved ones. We source our plants right from the farms, and place them in stylish containers to fit the style of any home. Most of our plants come with a care kit or care instructions, so we can keep your new plants fresh for long-lasting enjoyment. We offer a such wide collection of fresh plants, choosing just one as a gift will be the hard part. From orchids and flowering plants to succulents and luscious dish gardens, our selection of plants is second to none! Whether you’re looking for colorful plants, green plants or each to care for plants, FTD has the fresh plants that you’re looking for!

Potted Plants & Trees

What indoor potted plants are easiest to take care of?

Succulents are prized not only for their gorgeous colors and pleasing symmetrical patterns, but also because they are very low maintenance. A succulent in a window sill only needs to be watered once or twice a week, and as long as the soil drains properly, that’s pretty much all you need to do to keep it happy and healthy. Of course, there are plenty of other great, low-maintenance options in our collection. Luxurious green plants like golden pothos, colorful options including flowering plants like the pink prayer plant, and novelties like bonsai trees can be simple to keep fresh and healthy. Indoor plants like these only need indirect sunlight and regular watering to stay happy. Plus, instructions for care are included with the delivery of any indoor potted plant so you always know what your plant needs.

How are potted plants transported?

Proflowers deliveries are handled with the greatest care and caution. We know how important it is that your loved one receives their potted plant delivery in one piece, so we prioritize fast, safe, and efficient delivery. If you have a potted plant delivered as a last-minute gift, don’t worry, we offer next-day delivery, Monday through Saturday. Rest assured that your loved one will receive their beautiful plant on time to celebrate whatever the occasion may be. If you have concerns about your plant’s safety during delivery, or found that your plant arrived damaged, call us at 1.800.580.2913, or email at [email protected] We are here for you 24-hours-a-day for any plant and flower delivery concerns.

On what occasion should I gift a potted plant?

Potted plants for delivery are an excellent gift for any occasion. Because of their universal appeal and ease of care, indoor plants make great gifts for friends, family, coworkers, or anyone who you want to surprise. Potted plants especially make a great gift alternative for people you are just getting to know. Clothes and even gift cards can be risky, but a delivered potted plant will always bring joy and appreciation to whoever you send it to! Proflowers also offers flower delivery options for any occasion! If you need a same-day gift delivery, consider one of our stunning bouquets.

Plant Vendor Price Lists

Combination Vendors
offering Annuals, Perennials, Herbs & More!

Cal Seedling

California Grown Plugs
Effective Date: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Program #28 | 43 page PDF
• 5% Early Order Discount if ordered 12 weeks in advance of ship date

DGI Propagators

Vegetatively Produced Annuals
Effective Date: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Program #27 | 31 page PDF
• 5% Early Order Discount on orders booked by December 15, 2019
OR if ordered 12 weeks in advance of ship date
• 51 cell strip tray (1/2 of a 100 tray) for most vegetative annuals
• 100+ Assorted trays of the most popular plants

Gro ‘n Sell

Vegetative and Seed Grown Annuals & Perennials
Including Cut Flowers, Herbs, and Mixed Cell Liners
Effective Date: November 4, 2019 – October 26, 2020
Program #11 | 39 page PDF
• Over 100 different varieties of herbs along with
the most popular veggie varieties in a convenient 50 strip tray
• Great listing of cut flower plugs

Hatchett Creek

Specialty Tropicals, Hanging Basket, Shrubs, & Trees
Effective Date: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Program #18 | 7 page PDF
• Specializing in tropical flowering plants including Mandevilla and Hibiscus
• Annuals and woody plants specifically selected for heat tolerance
• Unique selection of Shrubs and Trees in 38 & 50 cell trays

Kube-Pak

Annuals, Perennials, Vegetables, & Herbs
Effective Date: September 2, 2019 – August 30, 2020
Program #42 | 66 page PDF
• 3% Early Order Discount on all prebooked (sown to order) orders placed by Nov 1, 2019.

Malmborg’s Greenhouse

Vegetatively Produced Annuals & Precooled Regal Geraniums
Effective Date: January 6, 2020 – April 27, 2020
Program #75 | 19 page PDF
• 5% Early Order Discount on orders booked by December 15, 2019
OR 12 weeks in advance of the ship date

Mast Young Plants

Vegetatively Produced Annuals
Effective Date: November 4, 2019 – May 11, 2020
Program #41 | 22 page PDF
• Massive amount of new items, including Greenfuse, Selecta & Dummen
• 5% Early Order Discount on orders booked by December 15, 2019
OR 12 weeks in advance of the ship date
• Additional 1% Discount on all orders placed by October 31, 2019

Millstadt

Geraniums, New Guinea Impatiens,
Vegetative Annuals and Mixed Cells
Effective Date: September 30, 2019 – September 21, 2020
Program #24 | 16 page PDF
• Rooting station for complete line of Syngenta, Selecta, & Dummen genetics
• Truck delivery available for Midwest region
• Split trays of 52’s available for Geraniums & Pericallis

North Carolina Farms

Rooted And Unrooted Specialty Plants And Foliage
Effective Date: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Program #43 | 15 page PDF
• Create your own assorted trays
• Large selection of traditional foliage plants including
Succulents, Ivy, Pellionia, Peperomia, Pilea, Spider and Tradescantia

Pacific Growers

Geraniums, New Guinea Impatiens, Vegetative Annuals & Mixed Cells
Effective Date: Nov 4, 2018 – May 11, 2019
Program #98 | 8 page PDF
• Rooting station for Syngenta and Selecta genetics
• Truck delivery available for Northwest region

Pineae 2018

Program #47 | 7 page PDF
Suntory Collection & Annuals
• 5% Early Order Discount if ordered 12 weeks in advance of ship date.
• World Class Breeding Coupled with World Class Production
• Select vegetative annuals from Dummen, Sakata, Suntory & more

Plug Connection

Annual Plugs & Vegetative Liners
Effective Date: September 30, 2019 – September 21, 2020
Program #84 | 90 page PDF
• CERTIFIED ORGANIC Veggies and Herbs
• Mighty Mato Grafted Tomatoes and Might Grafter Veggies

Plant Source International (PSI)

Unrooted Cuttings – Vegetatively Produced Annuals, Herbs, Vinca Vine
Effective Date: July 22, 2019 – May 11, 2020
Program #97 | 10 page PDF
• Reduction in Patent fees creates an alternative to the pricier “Branded Programs”
• Unrooted cuttings (URC) – patented and unpatented – Vegetatively Produced Annuals, Herbs, Vinca Vine
• Freight and importing charges included in the price of the plants
• 5% Early Order Discount if ordered 12 weeks in advance of ship date

Raker-Roberta’s

Annuals, Perennials, Vegetables, Florist Pot Crops, Grasses and Herbs
Effective Date: November 4, 2019 – June 29, 2020
Program #26 | 44 page PDF
• 10% Early Order Discount on orders booked by November 1, 2019
• 5% Early Order Discount on orders placed between Nov. 2 – Dec. 15, 2019
OR 12 weeks in advance of the ship date
• Earned Annual Volume Pricing applies to all orders – Regardless of tray count!

Skagit Horticulture

West Coast Perennials and Select Annuals
Effective Date: July 1, 2019 – October 26, 2020
Program #04 | 17 page PDF
• Skagit Gardens & Northwest Horticulture have merged as one company to produce
greater capacity, diversity, and reliability for the independent garden center grower
• 300+ New Varieties from Dummen, Darwin, GreenFuse, Danzinger & PlantHaven

Sunbelt

Vegetative And Seed Grown Annuals
Effective Date: September 23, 2019 – September 14, 2020
Program #65 | 16 page PDF
• Huge selection of seed produced plugs and vegetative liners
• Mixed Cell liners including Kwik Kombos, Fusables and Trixi liners
• Volume and Early Order Discounts result in extremely competitive pricing

Syngenta Annuals

Unrooted Annual Cuttings
Effective Date: September 30, 2019 – September 21, 2020
Program #33 | 6 page PDF
• Cutting edge breeding work from Syngenta/GoldFisch bringing the best of the European and U.S markets together in one program
• 4 types to choose from: Unrooted cuttings, Callused cuttings, Pre-Pinched, Auto-Stix for automated machine loading

Syngenta Geraniums

Unrooted Geranium Cuttings
Effective Date: September 30, 2019 – September 21, 2020
Program #73 | 5 page PDF
• Cutting edge breeding work from Syngenta/GoldFisch bringing the best of the European and U.S markets together in one program
• Available as unrooted cuttings, callused cuttings and AutoStix – for automated machine loading

Syngenta Unrooted Kwik Kombo Cuttings

Unrooted Kwik Kombo Cuttings
Effective Date: September 30, 2019 – September 21, 2020
Program #83 | 2 page PDF
• Cutting edge breeding work from Syngenta/GoldFisch bringing the best of the European and U.S markets together in one program

Syngenta Unrooted New Guinea Impatiens Cuttings

Unrooted New Guinea Impatiens Cuttings
Effective Date: September 30, 2019 – September 21, 2020
Program #53 | 2 page PDF
• 2 series to choose from: Sonic and Super Sonic to suit all container sizes and landscape uses
• Available as unrooted cuttings and AutoStix – for automated machine loading

Takao Nursery

California Grown Perennials – “Garden Bloomers”
Effective Date: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Program #31 | 5 page PDF
• Hard to source and diffi cult to propagate varieities not easily found elsewhere!
• 5% Early Order Discount if ordered 12 weeks in advance of ship date

Wagners Greenhouses

Annual & Perennial Plugs
Effective Date: November 4, 2019 – June 22, 2020
Program #72 | 12 page PDF
• Wide Selection of the best performing and most popular varieties on the market
• 5% Early Order Discount on orders booked by December 15, 2019
OR 12 weeks in advance of the ship date

Wenke Greenhouse

Vegetative And Seed Grown Annuals
Effective Date: November 4, 2019 – May 11, 2020
Program #64 | 31 page PDF
• Mixed Cell liners including Kwik Kombos and Trixi liners
• Volume and Early Order Discounts result in extremely competitive pricing

Perennial Plugs, Liners & Bareroot
Berbee Bulb Company

Bare Root Perennials, Cut Flower Bulbs,
Small Fruits & Other Spring Bulbs
Effective Date: January 1, 2020- July 1, 2020
Program #12 | 13 page PDF
• Extensive selection of cut flower perennials and bulbs
• Low minimums per variety

Berbee Bulb Company FALL

Perennial Bare Root & Bulbs For Fall
Effective Date: August 12, 2019 – Dec 30, 2019
Program #02 | 13 page PDF
• Extensive selection of perennials and bulbs for fall planting
• Low minimums per variety

Creek Hill Nursery

Perennials, Hydrangeas & Hardy Succulents
Effective Date: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Program #13 | 9 page PDF
• New varieties, including plants that change color as they mature
• Integrated pest management—since 2010—results in less greenhouse pests & disease
while lowering pesticide use and raising plant health & quality
• Offering best selling varieties of Echinacea, Heuchera, Pennisetum, Sedum & More!

Emerald Coast Growers

Ornamental Grasses & Perennials
Effective Date: July 1, 2019– June 27, 2020
Program #22 | 12 page PDF
• Featuring the Native Wonders Collection

Green Leaf Plants

Perennial Plugs & Liners
Effective Date: July 1, 2019 – October 31, 2020

Program #01 | 19 page PDF
• 3% Early Order Discount on non-vernalized plants
ordered by November 1st, 2019 & shipped Nov. – Oct., 2020

Green Leaf Plants Supplemental Sizes

Perennial Plugs & Liners
Effective Date: July 1, 2019 – October 31, 2020
Program #01 | 5 page PDF
• Expanded trays sizes, including 270, 200, 162, & 50 cells per tray
• Grown to order and can be booked with your orders in Greenleaf’s #01 program listing

Gulley Greenhouse

Poppers & Super Popper Perennials
Specialty Herbs
Effective Date: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Program #03 | 16 page PDF
• Offering the Plant Select Program tough and drought
tolerant plants for the gardening industry.
• Featuring large cell, vernalized 50’s & 32’s for reduced finish time.

John Den Haan & Son for Spring 2020

Perennial Bareroot & Liners
Effective Date: February 3, 2020 – July 27, 2020
Program #38 | 7 page PDF
• Choose between bundles of 10 or 25 #1 bare root for most items
• Low minimum and bundling to cater to the smaller grower
• Great Peony varieties – Order early!

John Den Haan & Son for Fall 2019

Perennial Bareroot & Liners
Effective Date: September 9, 2019 – November 25, 2019
Program #68 | 5 page PDF
• Low minimum and bundling to cater to the smaller grower
• #1 Bareroots in bundles of 10 or 25

North Creek Nursery

Native And Other Specialty Perennials
Effective Date: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Program #48 | 7 page PDF
• Updated greenhouses for 40% decrease in crop times
• Excellent selection of ornamental grasses, woody plants and hardy ferns
• Hard to find non-patented selections of native North American plants
• 2 sizes of extra deep plugs for landscaping
• Landscape plugs off ered in a 5” deep 50-cell tray or the 4” deep 32 cell tray.
– Totally peat free in a recycled tray!

L.J. Rambo’s Wholesale Nurseries

#1 Grade Bareroot
Effective Date: November 11, 2019 – July 31, 2020
Program #32 | 2 page PDF

Southwest Perennials

Top Quality Herb & Perennial Liners
Effective Date: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Program #58 | 6 page PDF
• Mixes for Butterfl ies, Hummingbirds, Culinary Herbs & more

Swift Greenhouse

Perennial Plugs & Liners
Effective Date: September 9, 2019 – August, 2020
Program #24 | 24 page PDF
• Volume 2 starts at 11 trays and can be up to 20% off these prices!
• Save ~8¢ per plug when shipping between 11/19/19 and 2/17/20
• Save ~6¢ per plug when shipping between 2/24/20 and 3/9/20

Walters Gardens

Bare Root & Plug Perennials
Effective Date: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Program #49 | 24 page PDF
• New Proven Winner Exclusive Varieties!
• 2% early order discount for all orders over $5,000 placed by Oct 1st 2019. See program for details.

Specialty Programs
Agri Starts

Tissue Culture Liners
Effective Date: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Program #06 | 6 page PDF
• Unique selection of tissue cultured liners of small fruits, tropicals and house plants.

Bosgraaf Greenhouses

Vegetatively Produced Dahlias
Effective Date: November 4, 2019 – June 15, 2020
Program #87 | 3 page PDF
• Karmas are #1 Cut flower dahlia on the market, developed specifically for cut flowers

• All liners grown from tissue cultured stock to ensure disease free plants

Casa Flora 2020

Hardy and Tropical Ferns
Effective Date: Jan 1, 2020 through Dec 31, 2020
Program #45 | 3 page PDF
• Specializing in FERNS, with perennials liners to supplement their line of products
• 4 inch pre-finished True Boston, Austral Gem and Dallas Ferns for quick summer baskets
• Grown in Southern climate to assure plants will not arrive dormant,
eliminating the risk of plants that don’t break dormancy

Green Leaf Hibiscus 2018

Tradewinds Hibiscus Liner
Effective Date: Oct 29, 2017– Oct 27, 2018
Program #70 | 1 page PDF

Hillcrest Nursery

Certified Organic Herbs
Effective Date: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Program #74 | 3 page PDF
• Over 100 varieties of Certified Organic Herbs
• $1 off/full-tray Early Order Discount available on orders of 12+ trays placed by October 15, 2019

Wagner Greenhouse – Cool Crop/Florist Crop 2019

Featuring Primula, Ranunculus & more
Effective Date: July 29, 2019 – January 27, 2020
Program #92 | 2 page PDF
• Excellent selection of Cineraria, Primula & Ranunculus
• Ranunculus Magic and Mache series

Wagner Greenhouse – Specialty Florist Pot Crops 2018-2019

Featuring Gerbera Daisy & Ornamental Peppers Pot Crops
Effective Date: Nov 5, 2018 – Nov 1, 2019
Program #52 | 2 page PDF
• Great for growers who specialize in indoor potted plants, and ornamental peppers
• 5% Early Order Discount if ordered 12 weeks in advance of ship date

Wagner Greenhouse – Cyclamen 2019

Featuring the most popular Cyclamen varieties
Effective Date: Feb 25, 2019 – Feb 21, 2020
Program #82 | 4 page PDF
• 5% Early Order Discount if ordered 12 weeks in advance of ship date

Summer & Pansy
Raker-Roberta’s – Summer/Fall Program (formerly Season Saver)

Prestarted Plant Trays for Summer and Fall Production
Effective Date: July 1, 2019 – October 28, 2019
Program #16 | 31 page PDF
• Seasonal Savings on select items

Mast Young Plants – Summer Program

Summer Shipping
Effective Date: May 20, 2019 – August 12, 2019
Program #41 | 9 page PDF
• Large Selection of popular Calibrachoa, Combos, Geraniums,
Petunias and more to extend your growing season!
• During summer, items are sown to order, please order in advance.
• Mixed cell liners including Confetti Garden, Kwik Combos, and Trixi Liners

Wagner – Summer/Fall Program

Summer/Fall Program
Effective Date: July 1, 2019 – Oct. 28, 2019
Program #62 | 4 page PDF
• Wide Selection of the best performing
and most popular varieties on the market
• Consistent, high quality from one of the industry’s fi nest growers
• Pansy, Viola, Snapdragon, Petunia and Ornamental fall plants

Fall & Mums
Greenleaf

Mums, Hardy Mums, Asters & Pot Mums
Effective Date: April 22, 2019 – August 5, 2019
Program #23 | 6 page PDF
• Igloo Series, a great starter series with 17 colors Asters & Mums
Effective Date: March 25, 2019 – July 25, 2019
Program #81 | 5 page PDF
• Full selection of Mums from Dummen, Gedifl ora & Yoder Mums & Asters
Effective Date: April 15, 2019 – September 9, 2019

Program #61 | 13 page PDF
• Over 30 new varieties, including new combos! Mums & Mumbos
Effective Date: January 28, 2019 – July 22, 2019
Program #66 | 6 page PDF
• Yoder, Mystic, Belgian Garden Mums & Mumbos, Asters & Montauk Daisies

Clematis & Vines
Donahue’s Clematis

Clematis & Vines
Effective Date: July 29, 2019 – July 20, 2020
Program #39 | 4 page PDF
• 125+ varieties of climbing clematis vine

Spring Valley

Clematis and Woody Flowering Vines
Effective Date: November 4, 2019 – June 1, 2020
Program #05 | 3 page PDF
• 5% Early Order Discount if ordered 12 weeks in advance of ship date
of ship date for all 1-year, 2-year and pre-started Clematis.
• 40+ years of propagating 100% of their Clematis on site for ensured quality and consistency
• Largest producer of Clematis in North America

Roseville Farms Clematis

Clematis and Climbing Vines
Effective Date: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Program #56 | 2 page PDF
• Large selection of Clematis in 50 cell trays and robust 4″ pots
• Unique Clematis varieties, not carried by others!

Poinsettias
Millstadt Poinsettias

Effective Date: June 10, 2019 – August 19, 2019
Program #14 | 4 page PDF
• Rooting station for complete line of Syngenta, Selecta, & Dummen genetics
• Truck delivery available for Midwest region
• All trays available in 100 cell or 50 split, same price per plug

Raker-Roberta’s Poinsettias

Effective Date: July 8, 2019 – Sept 9, 2019
Program #36 | 2 page PDF
• Program pared down to just the very best.
• Grower Truck Delivery available for orders of 50 trays or more.
• Cumulative Annual Discount program and Early Order Discounts
resulting in extremely competitive pricing.

Syngenta Unrooted Poinsettias

Effective Date: May 12, 2019 – Oct. 14, 2019
Program #93 | 2 page PDF
• Cutting edge breeding work from Syngenta/GoldFisch bringing
the best of the European and U.S markets together in one program
• 2 types to choose from: Unrooted cuttings, Callused cuttings

How to Plant Mail-order Trees? Very Carefully

As I went on to explain that the tree had been sent “bare-root,” I could see him shudder.

But then I showed off my robust young plant in its second year of growth.

Bare-root trees are so named because the plants are dug from the ground when dormant (leafless), and then their roots are shaken free of soil. Kept cool, with their roots packed in some moist material, bare-root plants are easy to store or ship in good condition. They’re usually less expensive and are available in greater variety than potted or balled-and-burlapped trees.

CARE FOR YOUR PLANT AS SOON AS IT ARRIVES

Of course, it’s not only the plant’s quality that was responsible for the good growth of my bare-root tree. Proper siting, care on arrival and planting were equally important.

Two threats to a bare-root tree before it is planted are that it is kept too warm and that its roots dry out. Immediately after I receive a bare-root tree, whether it has been shipped or brought home from a nursery, I soak the roots in a bucket of water for eight hours.

If planting must be delayed, I keep the tree cool and its roots moist by storing it on the cool, north side of my house with its roots covered with moist soil or mulch. Or I put it in the refrigerator with its roots wrapped in moist peat and then plastic. Keeping the tree cool delays growth of buds along the stems.

Just before planting, I inspect the roots, cutting off any that are dead, diseased or broken. I shorten any that are too long to be splayed out into a reasonably sized planting hole.

PLANT IT CORRECTLY

The soil needs to be crumbly — not sodden and not rock-hard — before it’s ready to be dug for planting the tree. When I do dig, I make that hole just deep enough to get the tree in, twice as wide as the spread of the roots, and tapered down from its edges to full depth.

After shoveling enough loose soil back into the planting hole to create a mound on which to set the tree, I start backfilling, tamping the soil in among the spread roots. No need to mix any other materials, such as peat or compost, into the planting hole.

After I finish backfilling, I build up a slight ridge of soil around the outer edge of the planting hole to help contain water. If rodents are a threat, a cylinder of 1/4-inch mesh hardware cloth will keep them at bay.

Now is when compost can be put to best use; spread it on top of the ground an inch or 2 deep. A further topping of straw or wood chips no closer than 6 inches from the trunk will keep the roots cool, moist and happy in the months ahead.

DON’T FORGET THE TREE AFTER PLANTING IT

Large trees or trees in very windy sites need to be staked for a year, until their roots take hold in the soil. Tie the trunk to one or two stakes set alongside the tree, using some soft material or wire padded where it touches the trunk. Allow for some movement of the trunk or else it will be too slow in thickening.

The final step in tree planting, watering, is critical. I slowly and thoroughly soak the ground beneath my new plant.

It’s important not to turn your back on any sapling after that last step in planting. Throughout its first growing season, longer for large trees, a weekly watering schedule must be diligently maintained. Figure on about 1 gallon per week per square foot spread of the roots.

And that mulched circle is maintained for at least a few years. After that, the mulching can be continued or the ground could be planted with some groundcover, either of which keeps lawnmowers and weed whackers — hazards to trees young and old — at bay.

Lee Reich, Ph.D., writes this gardening column for the Associated Press. He is the author of a number of gardening books, including “Weedless Gardening,” “The Pruning Book” and “Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden.”

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