Denise Cares wrote:I think the tin can is one way of protecting the trunk from chewing animals or from sunburn when trunk is thin. However it should be removed at some point to allow for proper growth. Not easy to remove however....
Steve Thorn wrote:It's about 3 feet tall now, and has gotten severely eaten back to the ground by rabbits twice now, so it's doing pretty good despite that. And Honeycrisp is a super slow grower here, so it's definitely not the most vigorous grower, like it's parent. It may be a natural dwarf.
It's been remarkably happy though despite its poor location and twice defoliation, and there is almost no sign of any disease issues at all. The leaves are super dark green and healthy!
Heather Sharpe wrote:
Michael Helmersson wrote:Blue Bead Lily? I'm about a million zones north of you but we have those growing in the same setting you mentioned.
Maybe? That would be cool, the berries are beautiful! That was the only thing I saw that looked remotely like it in my field guide, but then it's all black and white line drawings. The pictures I see of it on the internet look like the leaves are kind of thick, almost succulent. Does that jive with what you know of that plant? Cause this one, the leaves seem fairly thin and like they flop or bend easily.
Marie Abell wrote:my true favorites are words like "shebang" "thingamajig" "doodad" "fiddle-faddle" "caterwaulin'" n such.
Douglas Alpenstock wrote:
Unfortunately, odds are that it will be back. A bear never forgets a food source. This is now a "fed bear."