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Could your fall landscape be more colorful?

Could your fall landscape be more colorful?

Many of Raintree Nursery’s shrubs and trees provide reliable fall color in addition to tasty fruit, consider adding some of these to your landscape. Some examples are: Aronia (red fall leaves, berries are juiced for jellies or beverages) Lingonberry or ...

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Making apple cider

Making apple cider

Here at Raintree Nursery we enjoy making apple cider each October. We use a Cider Press to extract the juice from the apples, ours is made by Correll. They are hand made and do have a waiting list.  Often you can ...

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Taking Care of Mason Bees

Taking Care of Mason Bees

By October, mason bees have finished pupating inside their cocoons and are mature, waiting for springs’ signal to emerge. Between now and early December, you can handle the bees inside their cocoons without damaging them, or waking them up accidentally, ...

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Keeping Insects at Bay

Keeping Insects at Bay

Keep those fallen fruits cleaned up. In apple maggot and codling moth infested areas, collect and destroy any unused fallen apples, Asian pear, and sometimes European pear fruits. Other potential hosts for these insects include hawthorn and flowering crab apple. ...

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