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Old 04-19-2016, 06:20 PM   #2321
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My elderly, decrepit apple tree is all budded out. Last year I had maybe 3 blooms. Looks like I'll have a busy fall! It isn't pretty, but it sure is productive.

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Old 04-20-2016, 05:57 AM   #2322
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Welcome Back Rick! Glad you had a good time.

Lovely apple tree, Dawg. Maybe you get to play "sneak the apples" this year!
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Old 04-20-2016, 10:17 AM   #2323
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Nice photos Ric. Where does he put the tips?
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Old 04-20-2016, 11:02 AM   #2324
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My elderly, decrepit apple tree is all budded out. Last year I had maybe 3 blooms. Looks like I'll have a busy fall! It isn't pretty, but it sure is productive.

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Dawg, have you ever given thought to have a tree company come in and paring and thinning the tree out?

Also, one time a landscaper told me if I loosened the dirt around the roots and fed the tree lime, I would get sweeter and bigger fruit. I had a plum tree right outside my window.

That looks like an old tree. Worth any labor you might put into it.
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Old 04-20-2016, 11:26 AM   #2325
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Dawg, have you ever given thought to have a tree company come in and paring and thinning the tree out?



Also, one time a landscaper told me if I loosened the dirt around the roots and fed the tree lime, I would get sweeter and bigger fruit. I had a plum tree right outside my window.



That looks like an old tree. Worth any labor you might put into it.

Our "tree company" is a good buddy with a chain saw! DH did announce to me that he's no longer willing to ascend the ladder with an apple picker to get the best apples from the top of the tree. What a wimp.

We may need to borrow a bucket truck. I foresee some drive-by apple drops again this year.
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Old 04-20-2016, 11:54 AM   #2326
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Nice photos Ric. Where does he put the tips?
In his pocket, I guess. Never really paid any attention.
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Old 04-20-2016, 04:55 PM   #2327
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Looking forward to hearing about your results, RP.

Kay...in thinking about it...if I had access to a plane, a handsome pilot , poppy seeds, and good flying weather, I think I'd go for it this year rather than wait until next fall. What have you got to lose - those seeds could germinate and form taproots on their own. Not all poppy fields waited on someone to plant them in fall...?
No poppies yet this early, but here are the others we planted. Good results for their first spring.

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Oh my, so pretty Rick!!
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Gorgeous, RP!
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Old 04-23-2016, 04:15 PM   #2330
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Another apple tree pic. All 40 feet of it.

You are invited to bring a bag and pick what you want in October!

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