It is already March 2022 and the temperatures have once again been all over the place. Some trees are now in full Spring push mode, leaves and blossoms abound. Some repotting tasks still remain but night time temps in the upper 30s has slowed that some.
First up is the new Buckeye to the collection. It is having its first Spring here. I have already cut this back because you have a very limited time to create branches on this species. It is the earlies to leaf and the first to go dormant. Cutting back in the early Spring allows for a second flush and branch formation.
A few other trees of interest: My Pearl Berry estate tree gets new pot. It was just not getting strong enough growth in it much smaller pot. Time to let it flourish for awhile. Second is my Austrian Black pine that is recovering from years of limited maintenance at its previous owner. This is the second year in this larger pot and now I am beginning the show pot hunt. Lastly, my Chinese Quince blooms this year; not a yearly thing because the weather is often not cold enough in the Winter for it to rest.