This Linden has become a nice looking tree. Much taller and more full. There are 3 other Greenspire lindens around the yard, started smaller, planted later, but still growing nicely. They all have many flower buds. I planted these especially for the honeybees to have an excellent pollen and nectar source.
I also planted a Redmond American Linden, which was smaller, but has grown fast and is covered with flower buds now, as well.
Around the yard, Lavenders are blooming. Honeybees are foraging the lavenders. Chamomile is growing nicely, started from seeds this winter. There are quite a few volunteer nasturtiums growing. I have some other spots where I might plant some nasturtium seeds.
The Saijo and Nikita's Gift Persimmons have flower buds, with the Nikita's Gift covered and Saijo with just a few. The Yates American Persimmon has taken off and growing fast. Any stems that stick out from the fencing are eaten quickly by the damn deer.
|Blue-grey Lavendar. 5.21.16|
The ginkgo tree that I moved in January this year is looking good. The leaves are smaller than expected for an established gingko tree, but OK for one in it's first Spring after a big move.
I have a bucket with onw 1/4 inch hole drilled in the bottem. If there is no rain for a week, I fill the bucket with water, let it drain, move it and repeat, then move to a third location and repeat again.
|Volunteer Nasturtium. 5.21.16|
|Saijo Persimmon Flower Buds. 5.21.16|
|Yates American Persimmon, in ground about 2 years. 5.21.16|
|Nikita Gift Persimmon Flower Buds. 5.21.16|
|Price Grape Cuttings, a few month old. 5.21.16|
|Ginkgo tree transplanted Jan 2016. 5.21.16|