gardendiva at charter.net
Mon Apr 18 21:22:53 EDT 2005
The two small apple trees ( Honey Crisp & Ashmead's Kernel) I got from you
last spring are blooming, too! They are about 5 feet tall and didn't put on
much growth last season. They spent the time, after being planted in late
April, establishing roots. I purchased a Pixie Crunch from Henry Field's at
Ed Fackler's recommendation, also. It was planted in the same bed in
mid-May. It, too, is blooming.
I think your observations about last fall, plenty of moisture and a warm
spring are correct. The mature crab apples down the hill from my
mini-orchard are starting to bloom, almost a month earlier than last year.
I'm in Zone 4b/5a, which is the same as yours, if I remember correctly.
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