Gurney's Gift Certificate on Catalog
I just got my Gurney's catalog. It has a gift certificate worth $25 on the front. I had a great time looking thru, picking out the "maybes" for my yard. I think I will get another tree. Though the bushes are pretty assorted too. Lots of choices. Trying to not order too much is the problem!
I used the last year's Gurney gift to get a Dawn Redwood. It arrived, looked nice, and did very well all summer. I think it grew about 15 inches during the summer, now about 4ft tall. I like this redwood a lot, very pretty, feathery. I have it out along the back fence, behind the barn, so it has PLENTY of room to grow. I saw on older redwood in NY last year on vacation. SO attractive as an older tree. Very tall, lacy, extremely graceful, pretty red skin with grey bark.
Sapling got a nasty rabbit bite on the bottom of trunk in late Nov, so I caged it for winter. Darned rabbits were just snacking, not even snow on the ground then. Bit a couple new shrubs too. Now everything is caged with 3ft plastic fence, in case of deep snow. At least I saw the damage before ground was too frozen to get posts in the ground! Should not have any problem when sapling gets larger, rougher bark. It is still smooth, like skin.
Everyone should keep your eyes open for the catalog with certificate, don't just toss it. Spends like real money! Gurney's did deliver the gift certificate things ordered by everyone I know.