Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pruning Apple Trees

This is just the prettiest watercolor of an apple tree during pruning. Guess what I did today, yes, I had the loppers and the ladder out in the garden. The golden delicious apple needed a good trimming. Last summer the limbs were too long and the fruit too heavy. The result was almost broken limbs on the tree and a problem. I hope that now I will have short limbs that I will be able to remove the extra fruit by thinning. Next, I will do a dormant spray because I have scab and worms to get rid of.  I want to have large, nice apples next fall.