It is a Sub Tropical and Tropical Kind of Day


Today I faced an olive with some hard love. It had to be done. Last year all of my olives were re-potted and as usual they sulk and loose material. They have grown well in the overly warm winter to put out extensive growth. That growth; however, was not even and I lost considerable internal foliage and branches.The exterior would have to be greatly reduced.

2018 Olive: Imagine this tree as a 6 foot tall bush. That is where it started. Last summer in grumped through its re-potting and recovered to strong growth during winter and early spring. It lost a great number of internal branches and ramification is only on the ends. This has to be corrected.

To gain back inner growth the trees foliage must be severely reduced to allow sun and air inside the tree. Olives are prone to attach by white fly and scale. This take…

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