Sunday, March 21, 2010

seed starting

Gotta get off my duff and start some seeds! Since last year's setup turned out to be... er... not as easy as advertised, I probably ought to start my seeds in something like this:

via Kate at High Altitude Gardening

Saturday, March 13, 2010

learning how to prune the apricot tree

Bram contacted our friend Rocque Ranaldi about getting the apricot tree next to the driveway pruned. He recommended we contact Tracy at Green Forward. Bram called him and he offered to not only come and prune, but also to teach us (me) how to do it in the future.

Our neighbor Bill joined us, since it's also encroaching on his driveway. Tracy guessed that, based on location (right on the property line) and trunk shape, it was a volunteer — Bill confirmed. Probably between 10 and 20 years old.

Tracy offered a mix of hard botanical info and Santa Fe style: "listen to the tree."