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October 12, 2008

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Cop Car

Oh, Bogie, you have such beautiful plants! I think that your sourwood tree grew a bit, this year--not what I expected. Do I recall correctly that the last photo was when it was still in its "pot" and mounded in for the winter--on the right hand side of the drive as I face your house? At any rate, all of your plants and photos are gorgeous. The pumpkins look like great pies. I would be hard pressed to use them decoratively, instead!

bogie

The sourwood has never been overwintered in a pot. The last picture of it was 2 years ago, and I'm not sure it has really gorwn since then (It is a really slow grower, but jeeze it will take 40 years to get 10 ft tall at this rate).

Cop Car

Hmmmm...try as I may, I cannot find the photo that I have in my mind's eye. It seems probable that the photo either does not exist or that it was some other tree and/or some other blog. Sorry! BTW: How is your nine-bark doing? Bob McHenry (Hillside Nursery) told me, years and years ago, to expect a tree to do nothing the first year (to "crawl"), to "walk" the second, and to "run" the third, as it became settled. Except for gingkos, which are notoriously slow, that pretty much sums up my experience except that I would hold off the "running" to the fourth year.

At any rate, Karen is lucky to have the decorations, and you are good at getting the yard work done. Kudos!

Cop Car

Another "well, duh!" to me. You gave a link to the photo that I searched for and missed, thanks! In photos, it is hard to tell, but this year's version is not disappointing (for size) when compared to the 2006 one. Beautiful tree!

Cop Car

"I am unsure what plant these belong to." If you are addressing the black berries, they look just like the chokeberry bushes in the front of our house. (I've uploaded photos to my Year 2006 photo album at http://jelliclecat.typepad.com/photos/year_2006/chokeberry-2.html.) The chokeberry bushes at the side of our back yard are different--producing red berries. (If I could get my act together, you wouldn't be bombarded with so many comments!)

bod

oh now all i can think about is pumpkin pie.mmm pie.

bogie

Cop Car - maybe those berries are chokeberries, but I certainly didn't plant them (and they showed up before I planted the others that are pictured). The plant isn't really a shrub-type more like and it's flowers are more like an alium (but whose bracts never open - just stay green), but the stems and foliage aren't anything like alium.

I have a couple of sweet pumkins for making pies (or at least cooking with). Maybe I'll do that today.

bogie

Cop Car - didn't mean to gloss over your question about the ninebarks.

The one I planted last year (Summer Wine) is doing well. I planted a "Center Glow" 1-2 months ago, and it seems to be doing well, but the real test is if it makes it thru the winter.

Cop Car

I'll anxiously await word (and photos).

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