May 8, 2012.
A couple of years ago I purchased some plants from Henry Fields (.ca) and some plants never arrived, some I got a discount for, some were planted and didn’t survive – actually the only thing that I think I have is a haskap berry bush that is now about a foot high, after several years. At the time, I said, “Never again”—but never say “never”.
I wanted to add a persimmon tree to my yard as it is a “Carolinian” variety so I kill two birds with one stone as the saying goes—an edible and an addition to the Carolinian mini-forest in my yard.
So… I placed an order and while I was at it I decided to try one last time for seabuckthorn.
Today the order arrived. (Back in the good books, HenryFields.ca!)
I now have two persimmon trees (two required for pollination) and three seabuckthorn plants (also required for pollination). I had forgotten that it was two persimmon trees that were arriving. I had designated a space for one… but two! Oh dear.. hmmm
I’ll have to do some more research before I pop them into the ground.
The seabuckthorn, on the other hand, are going to make their way down to my walnut tree “guild”.
-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)