Professor Tapla's Super Duper Container Soil -- Modified
OK, so I searched high and low and couldn't find a single place that had the materials that Al's special mix calls for. So I called a local arborist for help. He gave me some ideas for substitutes so here's what I ended up with:
Miracle Grow Potting Soil
Quickcrete All-Purpose Sand
Garden Pro 0.5-0.5-0.5 Composted Manure & Humus
I'm going to mix this up in equal proportions in a garbage can then shovel it into terracotta planters. Just to be safe, I may only do this for 1 tree, until I get some feedback from the group here. If no one has any serious objections, then I'll use this for the rest of my trees.
The 3 I ordered from Joe Conti up in MA arrived today also and are beautiful, albeit small. I'm very excited...I feel like I've given birth to triplets. :)
I will keep everyone posted.