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Spring Pictures

Post by Nicki » Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:25 pm

I went outside this afternoon and took some pictures of flowers and trees...

Bradford Pear
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Plum tree
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Apple Tree
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White Dogwood
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Maple
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Grape hyacinth
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Pearl Tree
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Azalea
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Re: Spring Pictures

Post by millipede » Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:35 pm

Beautiful... I LOVE flowering trees... and maples... and grape hyacinths...
what kind of apple tree is that? I've been wanting to find one that's semi-native or something... something I wouldn't have to actually care for. Something that would just grow and produce fruit.
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Re: Spring Pictures

Post by Nicki » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:01 pm

Sorry I haven't replied to this topic...I forgot about it :oops: :lol: Anyway, the apple tree is a granny smith...that's all I know about it LOL. We don't do anything to it, but the apples never are good; we really need to fertilize it or something.
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Re: Spring Pictures

Post by millipede » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:07 pm

mmm granny smiths are pretty good.
I watched them on ask this old house once show a guy what he had to do with an apple tree. You are supposed to fertilize it I'm sure, but they also suggested pruning it every year. You're supposed to prune any branches that are touching each other for starters. I couldn't really give any advice on it though. They also suggested putting mulch down. They said however far the branches spread, that's about how far the roots likely go and that's how far out you should mulch.

I wish I had lots of fruit trees... but I want native plants that don't require so much care.
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Re: Spring Pictures

Post by Nicki » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:48 am

I took some more pictures yesterday, but it was pretty cloudy and dreary so they didn't turn out as nice as I would have liked. This is a Yoshino Cherry tree, probably my favorite type of tree...I think they're so beautiful!

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Re: Spring Pictures

Post by millipede » Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:25 pm

That is pretty... Some of the trees I just planted are going to be beautiful... but, they're young and have a lot of years before they're nice and big like that. I can't wait.
One of the trees I bought, and planted already... isn't what it said it was. It's a crabapple, I think... the picture on the tag shows white flowers... the tree is covered with the start of a bunch of deep pink flowers. I'm guessing it's still a crabapple, just not the one that I thought I was getting. We'll see... it will be pretty anyway...
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Re: Spring Pictures

Post by Nicki » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:46 pm

We have a crabapple too...they're really pretty.
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Re: Spring Pictures

Post by Nicki » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:43 pm

Here's some violas that my mama has in a pot on our patio.

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And here I am working in my garden; I finally got it all broke up and ready for seeds, but it started storming before I could plant them. :x


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Re: Spring Pictures

Post by millipede » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:32 pm

johnny jump ups... weird name, pretty flower...

Looks like fun work. Feel free to come break up some soil for me :lol:
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Re: Spring Pictures

Post by Nicki » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:45 pm

Yep, we call them johnny jump ups too.

I really need to start another garden plot elsewhere in our yard, but haven't gotten around to it :roll:
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