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guessing game.......Cainies

 
Leah Sattler
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perrenials called 'caines' are supposedly planted at the house we are buying. this has got to be a mispelling. I don't want to offend them or appear to be an idiot by asking what they are. maybe if I hear her say it in person I will know what she means. hmmmmmm ?cannas? maybe.

also has day and tiger lillys. and more that she said she will point out. day lillys are edible aren't they? don't no much about tiger lillys, jsut seen the name in catalogs before.

trees include - 3 apple, 1 nectarine, 2 plum, 1 pear and 1 peach.

my peach at home now has been a dissapointment. does anyone have any tidbits of info to expect with these fruit trees as far as general care go? I happened to notice a 3 gal pump sprayer leaning against one of the trees when we were there, leading me to believe someone has been getting sprayed I of course want to avoid that if at all possible.
 
Gwen Lynn
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I'm with you regarding possible mispronunciation. I have never heard of a perennial called that. But then, I'd never heard of that yellow & black garden spider being called a zipper spider, and my neighbor (who grew up near Cameron) calls those spiders banana spiders. Way cool about those fruit trees though! Tiger Lilies are beautiful, I dunno if they're edible.
 
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also has day and tiger lillys. and more that she said she will point out. day lillys are edible aren't they? don't no much about tiger lillys, jsut seen the name in catalogs before.



My next door neighbor has a pear tree that has been withering and not producing fruit
for the last 15 years.
The year before last, she planted Stella Dora Day Lillies around the base of the trunk.
She wasn't intentionally guilding, she just thought it would spruce up the yard a bit.

Within a year the tree exploded and is now producing lots of pears.
 
Leah Sattler
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thats great ben thanks! I wonder what other plants I should consider pairing with the fruit trees? I was thinking about daffodils. the supress the growth of other plants but I was thinking that tree roots would be deep enough not to be affected and it might help keep the sod under control beneath the trees.
 
Susan Monroe
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She might be referring to cane fruits, blackberries, raspberries, etc.

Too cold for sugarcane, there, right?  That is also a perennial.

Tiger lily buds, young sprouts and roots are edible, but they're so pretty, it seems a waste.

I guess you'll just have to wait until spring to see what you've got there!

Sue
 
Leah Sattler
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I didn't even think about that sue that would makes sense. I hope you're right  I love berries. definitely no sugar cane here. wait until spring! I will go crazy before then
 
Leif Kravis
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my guess would be calla lillies in keeping with the other types mentioned, they are beautiful flowers
 
Brenda Groth
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no idea what cainies are .. ...but yes daylillies are edible but the tiger lillies are not.

you could ask her to describe the cainies..

 
Tyler Ludens
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Tiger lilies are edible, but you must make sure they are actually tiger lilies and not just something called "tiger lilies"

http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Lilium%20lancifolium

Lily bulbs are eaten in China.

"Cainies" might be cannas, which are also edible.

http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Canna%20edulis
 
Jan Sebastian Dunkelheit
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When fruit trees explode with fruit production it is in fact a bad sign. Fruit explosions lead to fruitless years. A good sign is a regular and decent fruit production every year. To accomplish that on a peach tree it is much "right" cutting to be done.

I don't know the english terminology in the cutting-trees-business so forgive me about that.

- You have to cut the so called "wrong fruit sprouts" down to 2 buds! These are sprouts that have only flower buds and few to no leaf buds. They are waste material and produce bad fruits due to the lack of leaves.
- The "wood sprout" has only pointy leaf buds and should be cut back to 2 buds to encourage new sprouting.
- A "real fruit sprout" on a peach tree has mixed flower, leaf and wood buds. You cut them back so that 4-5 flower buds stay (equals 4-5 fruits).

Next year you cut the old "real fruit sprout" back to the 2 nearest-to-the-stem wood buds which are now wood sprouts. The stronger wood sprout is used as a real fruit sprout the weaker one is cut back completly or down to the wood buds.

Did I miss something?
 
Kathleen Sanderson
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Dunkelheit, you gave a pretty good explanation for someone who doesn't speak English as a first language!  What you are describing is called pruning.

Kathleen
 
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I would ask the house owners about the peach tree: what do I have to spray that it gives me nice peaches? Then you'll find out if they spray anything nasty. There have been awful sprays around in the past and they might still be persistent in the soil (I don't want to worry you). simply ask. And why do you not like to ask what canies are? Simply tell them that you have no idea of gardening and that they have such a lovely garden. Lilies are edible, but will you really eat them up?
 
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