Jared Beckner of Beckner orchards in Wellington Missouri was kind enough to come down to Mountain Grove to help us with our pruning workshop that was held on March 7. He suggested taking before and after photos of some of the trees we pruned. We decided to use these trees as "reference" trees - that is we would take before and after photos every year when we prune and we would … [Read more...] about Peach reference trees.
Archives for March 2009
Last week was so warm for so many days in a row that bloom and bud development was just about explosive. By now all pears are blooming as well as all plums, and the last time I saw them the sweet cherries were about to bloom also. I was lucky to be able to prune grapes last week (who wanted to be inside in that weather, right?) and Cabernet sauvignon was bleeding very … [Read more...] about Last week
The first day of spring is finally here!! I still have grapes to prune although our field crew is finishing up pruning the Chambourcin grapes. The forsythias and Bradford pears are in full glorious bloom. Although the starry magnolia (Magnolia stellata) blossomed early and was bit by frost, the Magnolia X soulangiana or Saucer magnolia is beginning to blossom in the Ozarks … [Read more...] about What’s blooming first day of Spring?
Today I look at the Hort Garden area and I see that the Ozark Premier plum is in bloom. That's really too bad, because I really like these plums and unless something really strange happens, THERE WILL BE MORE KILLING FROSTS! … [Read more...] about Bloom time