Asked October 05, 2022, 2:25 PM EDT
Can you kindly assist me re: planting fruit trees in our yard?
I would like to add two fruit trees to our yard. We don't have a huge yard, but we have two places where very tall trees recently came down (lightening strikes) and were removed.
We have two possible locations for these trees (see photos). The two spaces where these trees were located are around 70' apart. Both receive full or mostly sun from midday through the afternoon.
My preference is to plant fruit trees of any kind; I also prefer to plant native, if possible. The trees need to be on the smaller side in terms of spread - perhaps 15-20' max; any height is fine. Also, deer frequently hang out in our yard. Can you recommend something?
If you do not recommend fruit trees, then we would like something that has pretty, fragrant flowers. Like Korean spice viburnum.
Finally, there is one other place for a tree that I think would look nice - along the fence at the side of the yard. We prefer some privacy so this is another good option. I have included a photo of this space as well.
One final question - we hung a bee house in one of our gardens but I rarely, if ever, see bees in there. What can I do to encourage them to use the bee block? Note - we hung it in the garden w blackberries and bee balm.
Montgomery County Maryland