Pruning and Blocks

  • 6/10—Temp: 55–77F, Precip: 0.00″
  • 6/9—Temp: 60–73F, Precip: 0.24″

Ordered 80 cinder blocks yesterday to form garden bed perimeters, hopefully to better retain soil. Arrived today. Malcolm gathered existing rocks from do-nothing border while I hauled blocks across the yard and placed. We make a good team.

Attended a lilac pruning workshop at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture. Presenter was A.J. Dupere from NH Forests and Lands Urban Forestry Center. Extremely knowledgeable and patient. I feel ready to tackle our lilacs (and other spring-flowering shrubs like forsythia and pussy willow).

Dupere also recommended resources for identifying trees (and distinguishing between Norway and Sugar maples):