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john giroux
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Finally, after 5 years one of my apple trees has bloomed. My pink lady. The granny and red delicious have not though. All three are guilded with tons of plantslherbs. Also, I have rubarbe flowers. Never seen those before. Glad to be having some success with this. Now if I can get my wife to layoff about the weeds in the yard. Ha ha...
 
Leila Rich
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John I'm brutal with my rhubarb, snapping off flower spikes right at the base if I find them.
Rhubarb must put a lot of energy into flowering/seeding, as the stalks tend to become tough and skinny when it does.
 
Crt Jakhel
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john giroux wrote:Finally, after 5 years one of my apple trees has bloomed.


Hey, that's great It makes me so happy to be rewarded with blossoms on a fruit tree for the first time.

At our place this spring is shaping up to be a feast of flowers -- since the previous year we had a late frost that wiped out most of the fruit for the season, followed by a very wet winter. So the trees are well rested and fed. Apples are probably a week or so away from flowering - some are modern varieties like Enterprise, William's pride, Goldrush; some are traditional from the time of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Peaches are mostly in flower already; pears and nashi any day now; juneberries have opened just today and blackthorn as well.
 
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