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Hansen’s Cherry Bushes are In!

March 8, 2010

My Hansen’s Cherry Bushes are in!  They’re the first of a few plants I ordered online for this Spring.  If you’ve ever wondereded what plants look like that are sent through the mail as “bare roots,” see the pic above.   I’m also eagerly awaiting the arrival of some blueberry bushes and artichoke plants.  Those should arrive sometime next week.

I think the cherry bushes will go in the front yard, possibly next to the fence that divides the yard from the neighbor’s.  I’m going to take a hoe to that area of the grass when it warms up a bit more today.  I can’t wait to see the neighbors’ reaction to me attacking the grass, when they spend most of their time trying to foster the greenest, most uniform lawn on the block.  A bit of info about these cherry bushes:

Hansen’s Bush Cherry shrubs are one the smallest bush varieties available. They are considered “cherry factories” with one 3 year old plant producing 16 quarts of cherries. The sweet/tart cherry is good for making jellies and jams.  The plant is good as a windbreaker or low screen, and have been used successfully to distract (feed) deer.  These bush cherries are self-pollinating, but of course your yield for each plant will increase if you plant others nearby.  Hardy in zones 3 to 8.

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  1. March 10, 2010 3:59 AM

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