Monday, March 28, 2011

Zone 6b - New Jersey - March 28, 2011

Blue Moon, approx 2 years old, zone 6b NJ, March 28, 2011
At the end of the summer last year I bought a Blue Moon honeyberry bush from a local nursery because it was 60% off. After a couple weeks its leaves turned brown and fell off. The bush pretty much looked dead so I just put it off to the side and forgot about it. This morning I went out to check on my  fruit plants and to my surprise the Blue Moon has large green buds all over! Matt, NJ

First Year Tundra, New Jersey zone 6b, July 2010
This Tundra arrived in New Jersey on June 6, 2010, and after a couple of days of being hardened off, was set out in a mixture of 1 part organic soil mix, 1 part construction sand, and 1 part pine bark mulch (just what I happened to have on hand) with a ph level of 6.5-6.8. It did well over the summer, though didn't grow much more. Around March 20, 2011 it started to break dormancy with many buds that started to swell. Matt, NJ

1 comment:

  1. I am not surprised at this growth. How pleasant to see the green grass! We are slowly showing a little brown "dead" grass here and that is ok as we expect some serious flooding if it goes quickly.