more 411 on the 5-1-1
OK. Just happened to be at the local Walmart and ventured over to the garden center.
This is the closest thing I found to bark fines(not sure if it's 100% conifer) but the labeling is vague.
Maybe somebody out there can tell me if this stuff is sufficient or I should just give up on the big box stores and turn my attention to the private nurseries.
Here is a link that might be useful: click on decorative barks and mulches on the left--then click on Greensmix Small bark