SISKIYOU GARDENS BONSAI NURSERY
Rachel Winters, owner


Siskiyou Gardens is a small specialized nursery in Grants Pass Oregon, open by appointment only.
  • Phone 541-476-6243 or email siskiyougardens@gmail.com for an appointment.
  • Bonsai starts from the small and simple to the complex
  • Finished bonsai ready for your own display or as a unique gift

Archive for August, 2007

Nursery selection

Monday, August 13th, 2007

My nursery includes hardy outdoor finished bonsai in ceramic pots for gifts or yourself; outdoor bonsai starts for the bonsai hobbyist; or trees for containers. As mine is a hobby nursery, my prices are very reasonable. (I do not ship plants.)

My plants are either propagated from cuttings, many right at the Nursery;  or grown up from seedlings. Since they are not grafted they will not revert back to a different type and are usually hardier. Since they have not been shipped in from outside the area or raised in a greenhouse they are hardy and disease free. I also offer bonsai coaching.

New handcrafted ceramic bonsai pots created by Rachel – each one unique. See pictures below.

Bonsai Care

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

The bonsai we sell are all hardy outdoor plants and will not tolerate an indoor location. The best garden exposure is morning sun with afternoon shade. If you live where the summer temperature can get in the mid 90’s or higher, it’s best to put the bonsai on the ground where the root zone can be cooler during this period. Water every day just as you would any potted flowers or other plants.

The root zone needs some winter protection when the temperature gets down to the 20’s and lower. I find the best way to do this is by putting the bonsai on the ground in a sheltered location such as underneath shrubs or trees and raking leaves over the pot. In my experience, the ceramic pots do not crack and the leaves provide adequate insulation for the plants. If it gets quite cold, in the low teens, I supplement this by putting a frost blanket such as Reemay row cover over the plants.

Please phone 541-476-6243 or email siskiyougardens@gmail.com if you'd like to come see our nursery stock (located in Grants Pass, Oregon).

Phone 541-476-6243 or email siskiyougardens@gmail.com for an appointment.