[NAFEX] Saskatoon photos / comments
kathmath at charterinternet.com
Thu Jun 14 09:25:07 EDT 2007
I will concur that Smoky is one tough plant. I bought 2 about 5 years ago
bare root mailorder and have tried to kill them by moving them every year
but last year. I kept putting them in the ground with almost no root system
and every year I'd think, "Well, they probably won't make it this year."
They languished in spots that were partially shady, but now since I've found
a high, dry full sun spot for them they are looking good and have put on
some good growth this year.
Minnesota zone 4
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Richard MURPHY
Sent: 06/12/2007 6:18 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Saskatoon photos / comments
I spent the weekend up at the farm in Maine.
Walking back to the house after catching 5 fish out of the river, I
started eye-balling the plants in the hedge row as I've done dozens of times
before. BANG ! There's a wild Amelanchier, probably Canadensis given it's
location on the east coast in zone 4. It is a multi-trunk small tree, 20
feet tall. I snapped off a branch and took a picture of the leaves and
berries. See Photo "Wild1a". Then, for perspective, I took another called
Picture Smoky2a is a random plant from my orchard showing berry size on
Anyhow, I went back to the Wild tree and tied some plastic bird
netting around a branch with berries to let them mature, hopefully. I did
the same on a couple of my Smokies, too. Guys; I got plants that I was sure
were dead as hell sending up suckers from stubborn crowns of Smoky. Man are
they tough. Also, some of the plants that got frost-heaved up out of the
soil and had semi-exposed roots, I mounded some soil around the base to
cover the roots and crown back up. These plants are slow growing.
On the good side, there are a lot of these little plants starting to
bear fruit. Also, not one sign of Entomosporium yet this year. None on the
wild tree either.
Thank you for your comments, and I hope you find the photos interesting.
Yes, I shrank them already.
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