The New Dawn Rose is blooming this week along with most of the other roses. The species geranium continures to bloom this week and is definitely a workhorse as it blossoms most of the summer. The Deutzia shrub in the Arboretum is in full bloom and the Clematis jackmanii is just beginning. Penstemon and Echinachas in the Grow Native! garden are beginning to blossom and … [Read more...] about What’s blooming this week?
Archives for May 2009
Martin and Sonja planted the blackberry trial on Tuesday and started on the highbush blueberry trial on Wednesday. Here they are planting one of the blueberries after amending the soil with sphagnum peat moss. Cultivars in the blueberry trial include Arlen, Aurora, Bluecrop, Bluegold, Draper, Duke, Elliott, Hanna's Choice, Legacy, Liberty and Rubel. Blackberry test … [Read more...] about Planting blueberries and blackberries
Today was the first day Dr. Martin Kaps and crew picked strawberries in his research plots. Berries are harvested per plot and total yield along with average berry weight is recorded. … [Read more...] about Strawberry picking
Our hourly field crew finished up removing excess shoots in the Chambourcin vineyard today. After that, they planted some shrubs in the large rain garden just before the storm that started about 15 minutes after noon. … [Read more...] about Shoot thinning just before the rain
Well I think the cool weather, right around blackberry bloom, qualifies as another "blackberry winter" in the Ozarks. I have lived in Missouri for many years now, and believe it to be a sure thing. … [Read more...] about Blackberry winter