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Re: arbor day sent little fir trees

Check with your local Extension office and see what they recommend.  The
lilac shouldn't be a problem, but the firs might need extra care.  It's not
a good time for planting evergreens, but they'll probably be safer in the
ground than in a pot.  I would water them well every week (unless there's
been a good rain) until the ground freezes.  If you have some of those
tomato cages, you could put one around each plant with a wrap of floating
row cover to reduce drying by sun and wind.  Check with the Extension,
though.  They have pros who know what works in your area.  Bruce

----- Original Message -----
From: "carrie goehl" <clglpn@skywizard.com>
To: <community_garden@mallorn.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2000 9:59 AM
Subject: [cg] arbor day sent little fir trees

> Hi!  the Arbor Day Foundation sent me 10 little (about 12in.) fir trees
> and one lilac bush the same size.  I live in the northern part of
> Missouri and will probably get a cold frost or freeze any time.  Should
> I plant these small trees outside or pot plant them through the winter.
> They look healthy now but I am afraid they will freeze.  Any help would
> be appreciated  thanks   clg
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