Stella Otto: The Backyard Fruit Gardener

Today's Tip: Mow vegetation short around the base of fruit trees and bushes to reduce winter habitat for rodents.

Fruit Trees and Berry Plants— Specialty Nurseries List

Specialty nurseries are your best bet for finding quality fruit trees, berry bushes, vines and plants

Spe­cialty nurs­eries are your best bet for find­ing qual­ity fruit trees, berry bushes, vines and plants

It’s cyber Mon­day, with a twist. As my hol­i­day gift to all of you, I’ve com­piled a list of nurs­eries that spe­cial­ize in the prop­a­ga­tion and sale of fruit trees and berry plants to the home gar­dener. It can be down­loaded as a PDF and printed for per­sonal use or you can refer directly to the live links at nurserylist2015 to find the plants and vari­eties you seek. I hope this will make your search for the per­fect fruit tree, berry bush, vine, or plants super easy.

Remem­ber edi­ble gar­dens are the gift that keep on giv­ing in so many ways. They offer sweet, healthy indul­gence all sum­mer long. Put up as pre­serves, wine, or dried; the good­ies can be enjoyed all win­ter long or given as very spe­cial, per­sonal hol­i­day gifts. For the green thumb in your life a copy of the Back­yard Orchardist and the Back­yard Berry Book paired with a nurs­ery gift cer­tifi­cate are the per­fect hol­i­day gift as well!

Books ordered between now and Decem­ber 19, 2014 will be signed and gift wrapped at no extra charge. Happy hol­i­days and fruit­ful gardening.