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Fall is for planting.
There is NO better time for planting than fall, and while fall is technically a week off, the nights are cooler (nice, but be aware) the days are shortening (easier on plants), kids are back in school, it's football season and bulb crops have arrived for sale.
It FEELS like fall. So... as of today, Our FALL SALE IS ON.

A nice lady, this week, thought that it was "too late to plant blueberries". Arguably, it's too early. Fall is a GREAT time to plant everything. As the days cool and the nights lengthen the moisture stays in our still warming soils (they slowly continue to gain warmth until November) and roots BEGIN to grow once leaves start droppingThere is no BAD time to plant here, it is just a pain digging through snow. We are ALWAYS planting for "NEXT spring", when plants will emerge with our spring  and look the way they're supposed to look, vibrant and vigorous, in our cool mountain gardens. 
When you plant in fall, your wait is not as long as it is when you've planted in June. 
Remember, deciduous woody trees and shrubs produce ~80% of their new roots in fall, AFTER they lose their leaves, and another ~20% through winter and spring before leaves emerge. Conifers produce most of their roots in late winter, under the melting snow. The bigger the root system the more vigorous, robust and drought tolerant the plant. More resources to draw upon equates to bigger plants. Dig wide planting holes, add compost, organic fertilizers & thick mulch all to promote more roots (and thus more plant).

We have been bringing in fresh plant material weekly with more trucks arriving from our growing-grounds these next few weeks. The selection is AMAZING and NOW, the PLANTS ARE ON SALE!  See below for details.
20% OFF 
We have a huge selection of the hardiest screening, flowering and fall color trees and shrubs available with much more arriving.
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catmint and coreopsis
30% OFF
With the largest selection of native wildflowers, hardy grasses, vigorous vines, and tough-as-nails hardy perennials from around the globe, you can't fail. 
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viola_annual for fall sale
40-50% OFF
We have sturdy violas and pansys arriving fresh for your autumn pots this week and they'll all be 40% off. (other herbs and veggies 50% (or more) off.
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FALL PLANT SALE 9/15 - 10/15/2017
Right NOW is the sweet-spot for mountain gardeners: Villager Nursery has a huge, fresh selection, the plants are on sale AND it's the best time for planting everything AND its the most comfortable time for planting.   Visit our Facebook page, our website References page and come by the nursery soon to shop the sale for the best choices.   I f you found this newsletter on-line or via Facebook, sign-up to receive your very own.
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$5 off each 18 or 40 lb bag (up to 3 bags)
Our native soils are nearly bankrupt of nitrogen and organic matter. G&B Lawn supplies both, in natural forms. Applied NOW to ANY plants it will help with recovery from summer stresses and gently make the most of the remainder of the growing season. Turf will benefit from an additional application of soluble high-N fertilizer in early October when it's used to build carbohydrate reserves for winter. Use BIOSOL in November to improve soil, deter voles and spring feed. G&B even helps Biosol.

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We are expecting frost for a few nights (avg. low for today : 34°F) expected. We've had an easy and almost entirely frost-free summer. This little nip will urge some trees & shrubs into autumn mode which portends a long fall-color season. Day-length and temperatures are two triggers for fall colors we have no control over. Drought-stress is another trigger that we can use to gently promote color. Especially considering the humidity and rains we have, you should be turning your irrigation down by nearly half for well established lawns and gardens (~2 days/week for 30 minutes depending on volumes). Let plants dry just-a-little between watering. We have a fresh crop of #1g TALL Rudbeckias-6'as in the pic above 30% off.
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Water with nutrients from roots flows into plants and leaves where moisture is being lost and CO2 + sunlight is creating fuel. The fuel is the plants' food and energy source, leaves are like solar-pannels. The cells of the stems, trunk and roots are the batteries where energy is stored. In fall, when leaves turn colors, plants are moving energy to the storage cells in order to keep things going over long winters. IF you prune in fall, you are stealing the plant's battery / reserves. On top of that, the metabolism in the stems is much reduced in fall and cuts often fail to seal before winter which leads to die-back on the cut stems. Prune in spring and through the growing season until just about now. Save big cuts for spring, before bud break.
Eric's Favorites at Fall Sale Prices
Clematis vines (30% off); the species we offer are crazy-vigoous and hardy here including rare C. columbiana (Rock Clematis), a shade-tolerant western native with showy blue bells. Acer tartaricum (Tartarian Maple) is the robust relation to 'Flame' maple from north-central Asia with more variable fall colors but equal in vigor and excellent for hedging (we have some HUGE #15's).  Viburnum trilobum (Cranberry Bush)...just look at ours in the landscape.  Holodiscus discolor (Creambush) is an under-used drought-tolerant native shrub common through the Sierras with huge plumes of white flowers in summer.  Rhus spp. (several species of Sumac) that are avoided by deer and have SPECTACULAR fall colors.  Pinus monophylla (Single Leaf Piñon Pine) our Great Basin native has beautiful color and shape and produces enormous pine-nuts.   Betula occidentals (Western Water Birch - pictured) is grown from seed Rob & Eric collect in the high southern Sierra, our most snow-load-tolerant small tree, by-far! It loves to be hedged (all sizes available plus 4" are $4.99 ea or 10/$30). Aquilegia formosa (Western Red Columbine) drought tolerant, shade or sun-loving, long-lived, loved by hummingbirds and 4" are only $3.99 ea or 10/$30... like bulbs, so much JOY in such a small packages for so little effort or expense.
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Frost-Fabric, Floating Row-Cover, N-sulate, Agribon...
A single layer provides 6-8°F of frost protection and a double layer even more. Light is only cut by 50% and up here, that's more than enough light to keep your gardens thriving even if you leave it over your garden for the rest of the season. Reg. $15.99 -  Fall Sale Special $12.99 / 10'x12' pkg (limit 2)                 Learn More
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Our bulbs work well HERE.
We select only reliable durable species and varieties of hardy bulbs for your High Sierra Gardens. Most of our bulbs are strongly deer and rodent repellent. Bulbs provide you pure JOY in late winter and early spring when we've usually had just-about-enough of the cold and snow. Bulbs are also a little-known secret to great Wildflower Gardens, a sure thing. If you are thinking of spreading wildflower seeds this fall, plant a few 4" natives and loads of hardy bulbs first.
-We bought 3000 extra daffodils for planting around town. If your Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop wants to do a small beautification project, please contact Eric@. At this point 1000 are going to enhance our two Cemeteries (volunteers wanted for 10/14)
Kellogg's Gromulch, Amend and Topper. G&B Bumper Crop, Gardener's Gold & Farmyard Blend plus all the outdoor bagged composts, manures, potting-soils and barks are BUY 3, GET 1 FREE!
(buy 6, get 2 free... buy 9, get 3 free...)

ALWAYS plant with compost in our poor soils for short and long-term success of your plantings. Side-dress in fall with rich composts and manures to increase humus in the soil for optimal root growth and always, ALWAYS, MULCH thick and wide.
I realize that we're bordering on excess here with two e-mails in the same month (four in one season) so I tried put in as much helpful information as possible for y'all: Frost due Friday & Saturday so cover plants. Last chance for pruning now, this week or next. Cut back on watering now to improve fall colors. Organic Lawn food (8-1-1) for the whole landscape, now. Use Biosol when the soils freeze in November. Lots of great plants (more arriving). Fantastic deals. It's a great time for planting...everything: seeds, bulbs, perennials, vines, shrubs and trees!
Thank You All So Much!
Sincerely,   Eric Larusson, Rob VanDyke and the entire Villager Staff.

Villager Botanical Nursery & Gifts at 10678 Donner Pass Road /  Truckee, CA 
(Farwest Brickletown, Fareast Gateway)   Exit 186 off I-80 / 530 587 0771