It was mid-April and there wasn't much fully awake yet outside in our little corner of Pennsylvania. The trees were barely budding, but the sea of brown around us was slowly ebbing and a tide of green was gradually closing in. Blooming Northern Spicebush created a hazy yellow mist in the woods.
"I hope a goose comes and has babies!" I gushed one day. "I sure hope it doesn't." Jamie said rolling his eyes. "Oh, poo." Was probably my unspoken response. "Exactly." Would've been his.
Last year, I posted a mini video tour of various sections of the nursery or did a plant feature once a week. I figured I’d kick off this season with a sneak peak of the trees and shrubs I’m working on. Working on, you say? What could there possibly be to do and why aren’t they ready to purchase right now? I’m glad you asked! Read more to learn a bit of background about the trees and shrubs that will be for sale May 21-23 here in Washington, PA from 9am-5pm. A species list is included in the post.