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Aug 29, 2017 15:11 |  #31

Luckily caught them early before they girdled the whole tree which likely ends up killing it.


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Aug 29, 2017 15:13 |  #32

2 year plums from last winter. The black plastic is a life saver and really makes them pop.


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Aug 29, 2017 15:16 |  #33

Borrowed a tree planter last spring. Sure was a life saver!


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Aug 29, 2017 15:18 |  #34

The deer and other critters eat pretty good on our place.


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Aug 29, 2017 20:35 |  #35

Brutejman wrote in post #18440201 (external link)
The deer and other critters eat pretty good on our place.

Brutejman, you make me look like a beginner. Nice pics of your very hard work, well done. Now you should pm me the coordinates of the tower stand so I could help you watch over that alfalfa and clover during Oct and Nov. :-P


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Aug 31, 2017 08:44 as a reply to  @ Grizz1's post |  #36

Thanks! Definitely a labor of love! Just a state over to the NW from you :)




  
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Sep 17, 2017 10:45 |  #37

Interesting thread. We recently moved to Delaware into a new house that was built on reclaimed farmland, therefor there are 0 trees on the lot. The builder made an attempt to plant a few small garden areas, but I hate almost all of their plant choices. Since I have a pretty much blank canvas, I want to use native plants and setup a habitat, mostly for birds which I like to photograph. As I know absolutely nothing about plants and have pretty much a brown thumb (and bad back) it needs to be mostly maintenance free. A little weeding and watering is about the extent of my abilities. My plan is get with the local extension office to get the names of a couple of local master gardeners and see if one of them can come up with a comprehensive master plan that I can implement in stages as I get the time and money. I need everything from shade trees to plants plus a water feature and a bit of hardscaping so there is plenty to do. The heavy stuff I'll contract out but can handle a little light planting myself.


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Sep 17, 2017 18:58 |  #38

spitfirejd wrote in post #18454170 (external link)
Interesting thread. We recently moved to Delaware into a new house that was built on reclaimed farmland, therefor there are 0 trees on the lot. The builder made an attempt to plant a few small garden areas, but I hate almost all of their plant choices. Since I have a pretty much blank canvas, I want to use native plants and setup a habitat, mostly for birds which I like to photograph. As I know absolutely nothing about plants and have pretty much a brown thumb (and bad back) it needs to be mostly maintenance free. A little weeding and watering is about the extent of my abilities. My plan is get with the local extension office to get the names of a couple of local master gardeners and see if one of them can come up with a comprehensive master plan that I can implement in stages as I get the time and money. I need everything from shade trees to plants plus a water feature and a bit of hardscaping so there is plenty to do. The heavy stuff I'll contract out but can handle a little light planting myself.

Sounds like a good plan. Add some Serviceberry (aka Juneberry) trees/shrubs to your list. Songsbirds love them and I understand they make good jam. I'd like to have a few for my yard.


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Sep 17, 2017 23:00 |  #39

JD, the extension center is a good place to start, share your ideas with them just as you have here and see where it leads. Too many miles separate us for me to make any suggestions or I would do just that. Once established native plants should thrive with low maintenance, keeping the invasive non-native plants in check may be where the most work is involved.
I have a small parcel of land, 3 acres, that I removed from row crop farming and it became a sod field in two years without sowing a seed. There are few native plants on it but the clover and grasses that did grow were of a desirable kind and sought after by deer so I did not spend any money to replace it. This last spring I burned the field and have seen a few native plants begin to come up. I plan to add some native seed to it this coming spring following another burn and hope that it does well with very little investment.
It is amazing how land will quickly heal itself, many times weeds will be the first to show up and we get discouraged but the wildlife will make good use of them, it is the second and third years that show big improvements. Best of luck in reaching your goals and enjoying the wildlife and photography.


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Sep 18, 2017 13:14 |  #40

Thanks Larry and Steve. The extension office where we lived before in Va helped me with getting rid of some weeds and such so when I ran into someone from the local office setup at a home show, I grabbed their pamphlet. We just have a lot going on right now so I'll probably look at getting in touch with them in the early spring.


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Sep 20, 2017 06:00 |  #41

As a trained Missouri Master Naturalist I've worked on a lot of conservation and educational projects. One of my favorite is when we burned prairies to keep them healthy and vibrant.

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Returning back to the "scene of the crime" so to speak, I was amazed at the devastation, as well as how quickly everything grew back as abundantly as it was beforehand. The prairies are burned to keep shrubs, trees and woody plants in check and to help seeds germinate and the prairie flourish by the addition of the nutrients from the ashes.

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