A few years ago, I was hugged and questioned by a friend at a church in Jeromesville. We go to friendly churches. The question is, “Can you buy a tree that is rolled into burlap, plant it in a pot, and keep it outside or in front of your house all year round?” was.
This week I received another question: a round, burlap Christmas tree sticking straight into the ground. A second friend is “probably”.
It will require some special work, but yes. You can grow trees in pots. Both of my friends care a lot about trees and the environment. Both have mixed feelings about cutting down trees for their living room each year. According to his research, 81% of the Christmas trees sold in 2019 were artificial. We also know that in 2018, the National Christmas Tree Association said he sold $2.56 billion in Christmas trees, compared to $1.32 billion in 2015.
Over the years my parents bought probably 4 different evergreens and large shrubs for the yard on the premise that they didn’t want to cut down trees for the living room and replaced these globular burlap trees Every year when my parents see the Thanksgiving turkey the president spares, they say to themselves, “What about the Christmas tree?” We currently have 3 Dwarf Blue Spruce trees, 3 Dwarf Eastern Red Cedars and 1 Weeping Nootka and Yew which are used for both indoor and outdoor lighting during the holidays.
The nursery still has a wide variety of evergreens with needles and leaves like the Arborvaceae, but both are actually foliage. With a pot, you can grow just about any evergreen in a pot.
Dwarf Alberta Spruce or red spruce ‘Konica’ has a compact and dense nature, and can be used as an outdoor Christmas tree or as a potted plant. Nurseries have long claimed that this evergreen grows 6 to 8 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide at maturity. I don’t fully believe them. When a homeowner buys a potted dwarf alberta spruce, most often these plants are purchased to be pruned in a spiral to become the focal point of the plant and garden. As with any plant, you should find a spot in your garden with good air flow and full sunshine if possible. Make sure you have the opportunity to move the tree out of high winds that cause it and that the wheels can be locked in place until the plant needs to be moved.
One of my complaints about Dwarf Alberta Spruce is that the density of the canopy causes the northern portion of the plant to gradually die off. Choose a container that has a 3-inch watering chamber above the top root ball under the rim. Next, if the spruce is in a pot, the pot should be removed. If you rolled and wrapped the burlap, you can leave the burlap in place and remove all the twine. and fill until the top is surrounded by soil. Mulch the top of the pot with 2 inches of mulch. Water the pot until all the soil and mulch are damp and water comes out of the drain at the bottom of the container. In hot weather, daily watering is required. It should be noted that spruce requires special care when it comes to all-purpose organic fertilizers. Prune the spruce to
My family planted an old Christmas tree the same way my friend did at the pool. Basic factors to keep in mind include the type of soil, the amount of sun the tree receives, and the proper size of the hole. To make up for the clay most of us have, dig a hole deep and fill the bottom with river-washed gravel to grow. Backfill with soil. Place the ball at the bottom of the hole, a few inches above the ground. In my case, I remove the dough and basket from the ball. Then gently roll the ball. Mulch and water the trees.
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Eric Larson of Jeromesville is a seasoned landscaper and gardening enthusiast and founding member of the Ohio chapter of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.