Saturday, April 30, 2011
1. Dig the hole 2 -3 times the width of the root ball. Do Not dig deeper than root ball depth.
2. Place the tree in the hole. Partially backfill with the soil from the hole, water to settle the soil, then finish back-filling. Tamp the soil gently, but do not step on the root ball.
3. Do not stake unless the tree has a large crown or could be pushed over by wind or people. Stake for one year maximum
4. Wait till next year to fertilize.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
on Tues. Apr. 26th and Thurs., Apr. 28th at 9:30am.
Take Rt. 35 into NY to Rt. 121 and follow signs to Pound Ridge Reservation.
Go in past the parking booth and take 1st right on to Michigan Rd.
Follow Michigan Rd. to end of road and parking area.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Happy April Fools Day! No the storm is blowing out to sea where it belongs. But to what do we owe this day of merriment? There are many theories. One mostly noted is the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1582 which placed New Years on January 1st. It replaced the Julian calendar which celebrated the New Year on March 25. It was a weeklong celebration ending on April 1st. Like all change, it wasn’t readily accepted with some folks continuing to celebrate the “old fashion way”. In France they were called “Fools” and the subject of pranks especially invitations to non-existent New Year’s parties on April 1st. Like all folklore this has holes in it. The English didn’t adapt the Gregorian calendar for another 200 years but still enjoyed pranks on April 1st. Some credit the origins of this day of merriment to ancient pagan celebrations that celebrated the Spring Equinox. Apparently the English, Scottish and French colonists brought this day to America. Regardless of its origins, we still enjoy the fun of playing pranks on to this day. But unlike other holidays, no special dinner plans or gifts are required, just a good sense of humor and a smile.