"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Crabapples And A Potting Shed

Here is my potting shed again with a flowering crab apple tree next to it. If you remember, we built the shed out of old windows. If you want to know more about it, go to the previous blog I did on the potting shed or greenhouse as it was formerly known.

This crab apple tree has grown from a one inch diameter trunk to a large 15 or more foot tree in only 5 years. If you have a place that needs a fast growing ornamental tree, this is the one for you. It is fragrant and attracts bees but the fruit is small. I have a white flowered crab apple I planted on the other side of the potting shed that is smaller, but has quarter sized fruits that are delicious for juices and jellies. I would only suggest with the pink blossomed tree, that you make sure and put it in a fairly open space as it sends underground runners all over the place

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