Holding nose, jumping in!
Hello all! For several years now, I've used the conifers forum as a trustworthy and reliable source of information (and honestly, sometimes entertainment). I was bit by the conifer bug a while ago, but developed full blown coniferitis after seeing so many incredible and beautiful and weird photos from you this past winter. So, I decided it was time to jump in and I placed a few orders.
Umm, uh ohÃ¯Â¿Â½.now what? My order arrived today! I realize that's not a bad thing, but I also know I can't plant them right away (partially frozen, partially soggy soil).
Will you please advise me on how to "hold" them until planting? Should I park them in my attached, unheated garage (East window will provide a little light)? Keep the watering to a minimum? I'm guessing I'll plant them at the beginning of May (unless you tell me differently).
Round 1 of acquisitions include:
Picea pungens 'Blue Totem' (3 total)
Picea pungens 'Blue Pearl'
Pinus mugo 'Carstens'