In the garden

some tid bit about Trees here

 

Bare tree and shrub root stock

Set the plants in the holes so that the ground level is even with or slightly higher than the top of the root system.

 

The most commonly available bare root shrub is Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster lucida), which is use as a hedging material. Caragana and Lilac are also available. Until planted keep the root system of bare root plants moist. Protect bare root plants from drying out in the sun and wind by storing them in a shaded location with the roots wrapped in plastic or submerged in a bucket of water. Dig holes or a trench large enough to accommodate the plant's entire root system without crowding. Set the plants in the holes so that the ground level is even with or slightly higher than the top of the root system. Pull the topsoil in around the plant's root system to fill the hole. Tamp the topsoil in firmly around the base of the plant with the sole of your shoe. This eliminates air pockets and ensures good contact between the topsoil and the root system. Create a tree well or indentation, which will hold water around the base of the plant. Water the plant thoroughly by filling this indentation with a solution of water and a plant starter such as a 10-52-10. Water the plant whenever the soil surface dries out, usually bi-weekly during the first growing season to ensure the plant's survival.

 

Use a water-soluble high phosphorus fertilizer (10-60-10, 10-52-10, 5-15-5) for rooting or Myke.