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Re: Spring?
gardenchat@hort.net

That sounds like you have lost them, too, so maybe it's just the
nature of the tree not to be long-lived.  There are a couple of suckers
from this one, so maybe we will have a tree again someday.  
APL
 
In a message dated 5/1/2011 11:55:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
pdickson@sbcglobal.net writes:

Sometimes I have had redbud trees come back from the root.  It takes a 
while 
but they seem to be stronger since the roots are strong.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2011 5:52 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring?


> Spring finally seems in full swing here.  The sun has finally put in
> an appearance for a couple of days.  It's not really warm, but nice
> enough to be out without heavy coats - 60s and not too windy.
>
> I've had my hands full making up the folders, exams, etc. for our
> Horticulture School this coming week, I have neglected the garden
> dreadfully, but finally got my onions in this afternoon.  Of course, here,
> with spring weather you get shad flies which make itvery uncomfortable
> to be out very long.
>
> All the fruit trees are in full bloom.  The dogwoods look much better than
> last year.  The magnolia, for once, made a good showing without being
> frost-bitten.  Most years we have a frost just as the buds are opening, 
> and
> they are all blackened.  One very sad note, however, is that my redbud
> (Cercis canadensis) seems to be completely dead.  It was especially
> nice last year, so I can't imagine what did it in, unless it was the
> extremely
> cold weather.  Most of my perennials came through the winter in 
> surprisingly
> good shape, which I attribute to the very thick snow cover that we had all
> winter long.  Since the redbud was above the snow, maybe it just isn't
> that hardy.
>
> APL

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