Now is the time to purchase bare-root plants at the local nursery. Roses, deciduous fruit trees, nut trees, cane berries, grapes, clematis, wisteria, and forsythia can all be found bare-root for purchase now.
Bare-root means that the plants come with their roots wrapped in moist paper or sawdust, not in soil. They are available to the customer at significantly lower prices than just a few months from now, when the same plants have been potted up with soil.
Bare root plants will thrive when planted correctly. They should be planted as soon as possible, when the soil is moist but not too waterlogged to dig. Call the planting specialist at Water Wise (510) 985-0148 now to enhance your gardens with new additions.