Posted by Evelyn Hadden on January 23, 2007 at 9:07 am, in the category Real Gardens.
I’ve tried mixing in a number of fertilizers, but I’ve had it. I’m ready to dig a 20X20ft hole, line it with plastic tarp and fill it in with a variety of bagged soils, peat and manure.
We just moved into a lovely little waterfront home and I’m eagerly waiting the spring, summer and fall seasons at our new place. At the same time, though, I’m feeling a nervous dread. We just shelled out mega bucks for 8 seven-foot tall ‘green giant’ arborvitae, followed the peat and hole depth directions exactly, and all trees are growing increasingly brown by the week. I’m reading voraciously to arm myself with proper techniques, but I can’t seem to shake the feeling that this first summer is going to be filled with expensive trial and error.
If, through any networking, you happen to know of anyone in this area who wouldn’t mind fielding a few questions from a Yankee carpet-bagger via email now and again, I would appreciate a name.