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Re: hoping for spring soon


Auralie - let me dig up Howard Garrett's "Sick Tree Treatment" somewhere
in this jungle of books and magazines. I'll email you when I find it.
I've never used it but people swear by it. Or visit www.dirtdoctor.com
if you prefer, I know it's available there on his website also. He is
THE organic guru for this part of the country. He's good, Jesse & I
heard him speak at the Plano Herb & Garden Fest back in 2000 before she
moved to Oklahoma.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 2 Mar 2004 15:42:53 -0500

>Auralie,
>What a shame about your apple tree.  It may pull through though.  Perhaps
>you'll lose a few limbs or you'll need to cut it back.  It's always been my
>impression that apples are vigorous.  It took me several years to get my 2
>stumps to stop sending up new shoots.  Pruning often promotes new growth, so
>perhaps it will benefit from a little rejuvenating.  I hope so.
>
>Kitty
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 9:59 AM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] hoping for spring soon
>
>
>> It's mild and raining a bit here today - has been above freezing during
>the
>> day for most of the week.  The snow and ice pack is greatly diminished -
>most
>> open areas are clear but there are still great heaps under bushes and on
>> slopes.  I walked out to see what I could see - not much.  None of my
>hellebores are
>> showing any new growth - just the remains of last year's foliage.  I'm
>sure
>> there were buds on them by this time last year.  Many daffodils are
>peeping up,
>> and I must go out and replant some that have been dug out by some curious
>> creature.
>>  The most distsressing thing, however, is that the apple tree espaliered
>> against the boulder beside the drive looks awful.  In places the bark is
>split for
>> several inches, and in other places chunks of bark are peeling off.  My DH
>> says that since the tree is about 37 years old - we brought it from the
>other
>> place when we moved here in 1970  - it has probably reached the extent of
>its
>> lifespan.  I hope he's wrong, because I don't think the extent of my
>lifespan is
>> great enough to warrant starting another.  I think it may be the result of
>> the crazy winter - bitter cold in early December, mild the first week in
>> January, then followed by another six weeks of bitter cold.  I hope I am
>not losing
>> this tree - don't know  just what I would replace it with if I do.   The
>rock
>> face is about eight feet high at that point.  There is a space of about
>two
>> feet between the boulder and the edge of the drive.  It widens out a bit
>further
>> on, and there is an old 'New Dawn' rose climbing it. The back side of the
>> boulder, where it tapers down is quite shady.
>>
>> By the way, guara is treated like an annual in these parts - Zone 5.
>>
>> Auralie
>>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A



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