Why do I love bare-root plants? Having been involved in the nursery business since 1974 the season started with the arrival of the bare-root trees, roses and small fruits. It was almost like Christmas opening the boxes and bundles of the plants we had ordered the summer before. Were they what we ordered, as far as size and quality and would they be what our customers wanted? That question could only be answered by you the customer.
What we knew for sure was that by getting them in Jan./Feb. they would be dormant for optimal planting and survival. We also knew we were able to offer a better plant for a lower price because there was no container and labor to charge for. Our older customers understood this and took advantage having grown up with mail order plant catalogs and helped educate our younger customers.
More recently we have seen a drop in bare-root sales and an increase in container sales. Although a sale is a sale I still like to see my customers get the best product for the best price. My suggestion is to look over our bare-root early buy offer for our best selection and prices of the year. If you have any questions about bare-root planting or have a favorite memory about planting in the Oregon winter please contact me at email@example.com.