Sunday, March 11, 2012

Joshua trees, and one rotted cactus.

Had the perfect day for moving a tree, no matter how small it might be.

This j-tree has been in this spot for a few years and has done nothing.  I think moving it to higher ground may do it good.  

This thrown awaits. 

Dig far enough away from the base as not too disturb the root zone.

I can tell this plant does not like this wet area, because these roots should have a much bigger caudex by now. 

Water in well, roots hate air pockets.

When your done the plant should be no deeper than it was before the transplant.

One I transplanted last week.

And I split it in half and planted this one as well.
I think these two will do much better on this hill side.

One I transplanted planted a year or two ago.  Doing much better now. 

This one has taken off well, now it's roots are high and dry.  Three crowns should look awesome by years end.(only two showing)

The big guy is already starting to grow again.

A sucker clone from the big guy.  Awesome!

And what is left from the other big one.  I tried to remove this stump but still solid.  It could shoot up a few sucker this season, I hope!

New growth on the big j-tree.  Crown is opening up and starting to push new leaves.

 Warm winter and this cactus rotted.  It has been here for years, but now has grass planted near by.  I took a pad off and will plant it in a drier place.  Wet kills more than cold in the north.