Nothing much eill grow nder a walnut tree. If I had more room and was younger I would plant black walnuts. Or try to make a hybrid black / english to get more of the black flavor but easier to crack. that may not be possible
My dad was enthusiastic about them long ago. I don't remember if I ever ate them or not. We also had black walnuts. I like them much more than the English walnuts, but it's a lot of work getting out the nut meat.
I think monkey puzzle trees have a narrow range they can grow in. Something similar to maritime climates, mild and not too hot, not too cold. They grow here. I've seen some beautiful ancient specimens. But mine died.
My dad grew a butternut tree. They have them at Raintree nursery. I don't know much a out them otherwise.
I have grafted apples and pears. I used root stock that grew originally as suckers from other grafted trees of the same species. i'm saving some maple volunteers to use as rootstock for nice established varieties of maples, but that is a project for later. Grafting season is over for this year. Budding can be done in summer, so I might try my hand at that if things go ok.
1. Ginkgo biloba. because they are a beautiful living fossil, around in the time of dinosaurs. Ginkgos are durable and easy to grow from seeds. I have started many.
2. Tilia americana or Tilia cordata. Lindens. The americana because it was on my street growing up. The cordatas because the have a rich European heritage. Lindens provide nectsr and pollen for expecially good honey. There are also fossil tilia leaves.
3. Monkey Puzzle although my efforts to grow one failed.
Yes I am a tree lover. Ive grown them from seeds, cuttings, grafts. I've transplanted and nurtured volunteer tree seedlings. I've bought and planted a fair number as well. Ive argued against removing a couple of trees.
That's a long list woodworking tropical fish I dabble in building computers and im a math major at isu or at least I will be this fall I have a high iq and that is why I'm atheist to my mind it needs to see it to believe and my high iq makes me a little mean to others cause im tired of being treated like crap for the way I think just because it is different sorry a little ranty there that last part is not anybody on here but it gets under my skin very easily
Hello and welcome fellow Hoosier! Not many of us around these parts. I live between Frankfort and Rossville (out in the country). I've been to Rockville several times. You must like gardening since you joined "Godless...". Other than that, what do you do?