“How’s the pear tree?”

It’s doing quite well so far. 🙂

I hate that it always blooms in March, because the chance of a hard freeze before the buds mature is – well, pretty much definite. Not that there’s any danger that the poor thing will ever fruit anyway. Looking at it, if you live in a more fecund area of the earth you’d have a hard time believing that this tiny ‘tree’ is closer to ten years old than five. But every year it grows a little more.

Needs a good pruning. Alas I never learned how to properly prune a tree.

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9 Responses to “How’s the pear tree?”

  1. Judy says:

    This might help:

  2. Judy says:

    Damn it! I just wanted to post the link. What am I doing wrong?

  3. Jerry says:

    Would putting a sheet over it help? Air movement like they do in orchards? Smudge pots, though you don’t have the tree pruned fuel supply? Just spit balling.

  4. RCPete says:

    WordPress does that; post the link and it give you the video. Whether you want it or not.

  5. Joel says:

    Yeah, it just does that, Judy.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thank you! And adding chicken manure might help.

  7. matismf says:

    The cows will be GLAD to “trim” that tree for you!

  8. WolfSong says:

    It’s the only one that survived, right?
    If I’m remembering that correctly, unless it’s a self pollinator (most pears aren’t), you won’t see fruit on it no matter how well it grows.
    But the flowers are pretty anyways. 😉

  9. TK421a says:

    Growing in as harsh an environment as you live in Joel, that tree is doing very well. Prune it, and hit it with some nutrients and water then watch how it takes off. 🌳 👍

To the stake with the heretic!