Those Dave Wilson Nursery videos are great. I just spent the whole time watching his pruning videos salivating at the branches he was cutting off... Give them to me, man! Im going to get in touch with my friend with the persimmon nursery, see if he will let me keep his pruned branches this summer.
Ground to Ground transplants can be rough. Out of 8 or 9 Loquat trees of various sizes I transplanted last month, two died, two are in rough shape, three are decent, and one is awesomee. The two in rough shape have tap-roots that are intertwined, so I pulled them and planted them together. I am babying the hell out of them with tons of mulch and water. They seem to be hanging on, so I imagine new root growth is happening.
With your blueberries, I would suggest the same. Consider pruning the blossoms and fruit on it, and have your mom water it every morning and night. Root reestablishment is what you want.
Yo, refugee, we were talking about bows in the other thread. This morning, I took my dog on a 2 mile hike east of me to find a nice Eastern Red Cedar (Technically NOT a cedar, it is a Juniper, as it grows berries, not cones) Juniperus Virginiana to cut, replant some berries nearby, and carry home to green-carve.
I am aiming to make an English Long-bow (D-shaped limbs and handle, over 6 feet long) out of the heart-wood, which is very elastic, and beautiful in color.
Note that delicious purple heart-wood. I make depth-cuts with my chainsaw across the belly of the bow, the flat part of the D-shape. The back of the bow cannot be cut with anything other than hand-planers, surforms, rasps, and sandpaper, as a dip or rise of a millimeter in thickness can make that bow snap in your hands during the draw.
shot of the bark.
Some of the more recent bows I have carved. Left to right: Red oak flatbow, backed with fiberglass. Heavy as hell. I went overboard trying to make the fiberglass less ugly... wound up painting the shit out of it. I kinda hate it.
Yew stickbow. A decent bow. Only at about 45lbs at full draw. It is taking a lot of set over time. Beeswax and jute string made by a friend.
An ash recurve (heat treated and bent the tips into a slight reflex) backed with faux gator-skin. I wish I would have paid up for real gator-skin, but I was being cheap. Kinda bummed about that. Havent finished the bow for that reason.
An ash-backed, mahogany flatbow. Turns out you cant use mahogany as a bow-wood. lmfao. Way too brittle, porous.
Bamboo-backed, white-oak longbow with a white-oak riser. I fucked this bow during the tillering process. The bamboo backing was too thick, so it separated from the oak. I tried to re-laminate it, but it is done. Cant bring myself to burn it, though. It was turning out so nice.
A nice stave of sweetgum from my property that has been curing for the last 9 months in my shed. I painted the ends of the stave with latex paint to control the drying process, preventing checking and splitting.