well then the dormant oil is a no-no, it is already leafing out and the buds are soon to open! my pear tree is FULL of buds, nearly every single leaf cluster is buds!!!!! WOOP WOOP!
I did get one of my apple trees from fedco,
it isnt' that far of a drive, hour and a half perhaps? I got some of my raspberry plants from there too, those are the ones that are growing best for me. those are the preludes. my other apple tree I got from a local nursery, along with the plum tree. the one flowering right now is a honey crisp. the plum is one of the local varieties that the nursery grows just lovely, I can't come up with the name of it right now although it is on the tip of my tongue! it grows plentiful amount of small oval shaped purple plums. I know you'll know the name of it, it is a common one.
I have a peach tree as well, but that isn't growing either, although my neighbors peach tree is so huge it is crazy!!!
I moved a bunch of my strawberry plants the other year and I don't think they're happy with where they're at.
I swapped them with my raspberries that were there and the ground is just too acidic, I did a hugelculture thing hoping it would help but I don't think it is helping at all. oh well! I moved the raspberries as well, they didn't do anything last year, but I am hoping that this year they'll decide to grow, after all, the other raspberrries are happy over there!
my blueberries are starting to leaf out, I need to give them some happy fertilizer today
Sheila, gardening on the zone 4b/5a line.