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#31 oldedeeres ONLINE  

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Posted May 21, 2015 - 11:58 AM

That is going to be beautiful, I really like the way you've dug out and mulched the entire row---- gives me ideas about a few changes I have in mind for my yard.


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Posted June 03, 2015 - 07:48 PM

The hemlocks are finally showing some growth:
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The rhubarb is out of control at 6' tall:
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Silly string sticks to granite for a long time:
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Posted November 26, 2017 - 12:07 AM

Update on the shrubs. I lost five of the hemlocks the first winter, two last winter. Each year I replaced them with 18"-24" plants from a local nursery. They are now anywhere from 16" tall, (originals that were in poor shape) up to 48" tall. Canadian Hemlocks stay actively growing later than most, so I watered them today.

Due to the tornado that took out my mature trees next to the road, I added another row.

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In that row, 12' from the hemlocks, I used hydrid willow cuttings from my existing trees spaced 6' apart. I then planted American Arborvitaes in between each tree. The willows started off anywhere from 18-36" tall. On hybrid willows, you just cut a branch off, and stick the branch in water. It will grow roots in about a month. Transplant to pots or the ground when the roots are at least 2" long. The willows are now 3-7' tall. When the arborvitaes grow big enough, I will cut the willows out.


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Posted November 26, 2017 - 12:08 AM

All the pics I took are sideways, I will post pics tomorrow.
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Posted November 26, 2017 - 02:09 PM

Here we go, I hope:

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The really crooked tree tied up is a maple the wife found growing in her grandmother's house gutters. I'll keep trimming it up to keep the branches out of the way of the hemlocks.

The hemlocks are greening up today, they were pretty thirsty.

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