So, I have two columnar apple trees. I bought them bareroot around 3-4 years ago, and got my first apples off of the Golden Sentinel last year. I'm hoping the Northpole will fruit this year. I had them in large plastic pots from Home Depot that turned out to be the crappiest pots on the face of the earth. The pots weathered quickly in the sun, and went to pieces. One of the pots had crumbled well past the soil line. Soooo, I wanted to repot, and we bought a couple wine half casks. The trees have quite a few leaves, and lots of buds that haven't yet opened. I didn't want to disturb them so close to blooming, but they desperately needed new pots. So, I bit the bullet and went for it. A couple whacks with the shovel, and the pots disintegrated. LJ and I managed to wrestle the trees into their new homes without too much difficulty, and without knocking off any of the pending blossoms. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they weren't rootbound. I couldn't see any roots around the outside other than a few thread thin bits. Good to see, as I hopefully haven't disturbed them too much by repotting. Fingers crossed! We placed the new planters out near the big apple tree, and perhaps they'll help each other out.
Was a beautiful weekend. I went to the spring garden fair with Paula, KT, David, and Mallory. We had a great time, and I'll detail later what I brought home. Got the lawn mowed this weekend, and the front yard is now fenced for the geese. They're loving the chance to stretch their legs and munch on some spring grass.
Anyhoo, time to get some steaks a grillin. Lovely weekend!