Last year, I dug some extra bushes up from the side of my moms' yard....they all survived the winter, and now I see one bush is even going to flower for me!
Just a few days ago I got two Ball and Burlap Japanese Tree Lilacs, they are mark down trees from a local nursery.
One of them I planted in the front yard in my new raised bed made out of some old pieces of rail road tie that were cluttering up an old trailer a friend wanted to haul off for me, I figured I just as well make use of the railroad tie pieces.
I also got two mark down Northwest Poplar trees to, which are going in down near the pond, and sort of adding to the clump growing down there on there own!
Yesterday my trees from the county conservation office came,,,,a day early! Good thing I checked the answering machine!
I got them all planted: 3 Balsam Fir, 3 Ponderosa Pine, 7 Rocky Mountain Juniper, and 8 Eastern Red Cedar.
It's getting to be that time of year when I wonder when I will keel over and die!
I've just about got all the vacant holes where previous years plantings didn't make it filled again, and all that with a fraction of what I usually get,,,,I'm beginning to see a reality to my old dream of living in my very own forest planted all by myself once again!
I best get out there and get that last ball and burlap NW poplar in the ground, this should help slow me down on wanting to get more yet this year!
Never gonna happen!!! *tee hee*
Today's Advice of The Day is just for you and your cottonwoods:
"Cottonwood and quaking-aspen trees turn up their leaves before rain [United States]."
I'm wondering if my new tree lilacs will bloom this year?
I'll just have to wait and see!
I've got lots of lilacs at the place in town that I should see about taking starts from, the removed growth would get those aging bushes back in shape, and the starts would hopefully be hardier stock coming from the area,,,,who knows how many frigged winters and scorching drought stricken summers they have gone through to toughen them! :D
Maybe I could even still get a few done yet this spring?,,,,I don't think I'll get them planted here, but around my work shop in town, to fill in in-between the juniper bushes in the hedge row, my how those have grown since I planted them!
I planted several LILACS 2 years ago and still no bloom.. someone on another garden forum said som,etimes it takes up t 5-6 years!!!! ARRRRGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
what I grabbed last spring were the suckers. I think I'll go get more!
I think I'll see if I can get some dug up tomorrow when I get into town,,,,the ground should still be soaked up enough from last weeks snow storm to dig easy and be dry enough for replacing the soil without it turning to cement.
My tree lilacs are leafing out nicely!