I hope you all had a terrific Thanksgiving. I'll post a little about ours in a day or two.
We’re perhaps a little late in the month, but November is usually a pretty good time to plant trees and shrubs at Almost Heaven South and we dare not let another warm spell go by without getting ours in the ground. We have three cherry trees in a grouping and wanted a fourth, so we bought another Yoshino (which gives us two) to go with the two Kwanzans. Since seeing the cherry’s around the tidal basin in D.C., we’ve decided we wanted a grouping of them in our yard. They are beautiful in the spring with the only drawback being their close-to-the-surface roots, which make it difficult for the grass. My Apr 7 & 14 posts had shots of them from this spring.
Since many of you have commented about enjoying my gardening tips, I decided to use this as a tree, or shrub, planting tutorial. This is where the cherry goes and has no grass because it still had one of those rubber mulch things from where the previous tree died. The new tree is in a 5 gallon pot and hereinafter is called a root ball whether from a pot or wrapped in burlap.
Glad this job is behind us for this year. Several weeks ago, I'd posted some shots of our fall colors and mentioned the Japanese maples were still green, but here they are a few days before Thanksgiving and just a little past their prime.