Arbor Day 2018

Complete Tree Inventory



Strawberries are a "Movable Feast" in
Various Planter Pots.

October 2013
RGD - Dwarf Stark® Double Delicious® Apple Red & Golden

CB - Dwarf Flowering Cherry Bush

May 2013
BP Dwarf Bartlett Pear

MG- Dwarf Moonglow Pear

June 2014
GA - Semi-Dwarf Stark® Golden Delicious Apple

February 2018
UMA- Dwarf Starkspur® UltraMac™ Apple

GD - Dwarf Starkspur® Golden Delicious Apple

ABA - Dwarf Starkspur® Arkansas Black Apple

CG - Concord Grape Vine

W - Blue Wisteria Vine

Buds and Blossoms on Arbor Day 04/27/18

"Ruby Ann" Strawberry Plants were uncovered from last year's growth on 2/24/18

The Ruby Ann Strawberry Plants have been repotted and around them are some "companion" marigolds, growing from seed. I like to have some potted strawberries near the door for guests to enjoy when they come to visit. Other varieties of strawberries from previous years and this year will also be found growing in movable planter pots. Most strawberry plants have little white and yellow flowers, but the Ruby Ann plants have red and yellow flowers.

Backyard Gardens



Blueberries are currently in a planter.

Strawberries are a "Movable Feast" in
a 5 Tier Tall Planter

June 2008

CH - Red Cherry Tree
Cherry Picking in 2013

April 2009

JGA - Jonagold Apple Tree
(originally a "5 Apple" Tree)

?C Mystery Cherry Tree
(originally Van and Montmorency)

April 2010

RB - Red Raspberry "Patch"

?A - Mystery Apple Tree (between 2010 - 2014)

February 2018

SM - Dwarf SnappyMac® Apple

February 2018

BL - Top Hat Blueberry Planter

ST - Ozark Beauty Strawberry Tall Planter

The backyard gets sun from the south side most of the day, so it is up against the north side fence.

SM - The new SnappyMac Apple tree, a variation of my favorite Macintosh Apple, is off to a good start. It has been planted in the middle of the backyard tulip garden, so it has lots of company.

BL- This Top Hat Blueberry Plant will move about in a pot for 1 to 3 years, until it starts producing blueberries. I have had bad luck growing blueberries in the past, but I keep trying.

ST - These are Ozark Beauty Strawberries, growing in a 5 Tier Mr. Stacky planter. The xylophone mallets on top allow me to cover the planter with a clear plastic garbage bag to protect them from the cold nights we have been having, but soon they will be on their own. The planter will move from place to place, and gets rotated daily.

?A - The Mystery Apple tree is a mystery because I have forgotten its name. It grows miserable-tasting small green fuzzy apples, but it has cute pink flowers this time of year.

RB - At the base of the Mystery Apple Tree tree is the Red Raspberry Patch which came from three pots of Raspberry plants, that multiplied every year. One of the pots cracked, but two still remain adding new Raspberry shoots to continue to fill up the available space. By Fall, this will be filled with tall plants and provide hundreds of Red Raspberries in two stages - one at the beginning of Summer, and another batch at the beginning of Fall. Then, when the leaves have all died out, the tall stalks will be cut down and do it all over again next year.

?C - This "Mystery Cherry Tree" is showing flower blossoms developing for the first time. If it actually produces some kind of cherry (supposedly a two cherry tree - Van and Montmorency) it may continue to stay. Otherwise it will be replaced next year.

JGA - This was planted in 2010 as a "5 Apple Tree." So far it has not produced any apples at all and the only living branches still have the Jonagold label attached. This may be replaced with a more reliable fruit tree next year.

CH - The Original Red Cherry Tree that started my interest in having an orchard in 2008. Today 4/27/18 is the first day of blossoms emerging. It has been producing bountiful supplies of red cherries since 2011, requiring me to invent a "cherry picker" in 2013.

First Fruits Appear May 12, 2018 - the day before Mother's Day.

Final Fruit Harvest


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