Monday, April 4, 2011

Gardening Update

I have spent the past couple of days outside doing a little of everything in the gardens. Prepping for this year vegetables I plan on growing and pruning the small orchard DH and I planted when we first moved into this house, three years ago.

The orchard consists of a total of 10 trees. They are apple, cherry, plum and pear trees. The first year they were young trees and the only fruit we had from them were some plums with the promise of more to come in the following years. But, alas the next year this was not to be. We had a very early Spring last year. Which confused the poor darlings into blooming early. Way too early.

Then as everyone feared we had some late in the season killing frosts with a couple of days of snow. All of my precious trees lost their blooms. Day by cold relentless day. Each and everyday I watched in horror as the trees dropped more and more of their sweet smelling flowers. Scattered under the trees was a field of white, not of snow mind you but of all those fruit blossoms.

This year with fingers crossed, I am hoping we have a normal Spring without an early bloom of fruit blossoms on my precious fruit trees. I am also hopeful one day to have a bench (built by DH) down under one of those fruit trees where I can happily sit, munching on a piece of fruit. Listening to the birds and the bees and watching the world go by.

1 comment:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

The blooming trees in my yard may reach double digits: three decorative pear, two gala apples, a blueberry, red maple, roses, jade tree, night-blooming jasmine, weeping copper beech... Cita, it is glorious; there had been nothing planted in our yard in over twenty years when we moved in and starting going to the nursery every other minute. Now it has encouraged the other goons in my courtyard to do their yards too. Someday I hope you can see it and smell my roses too.

wv = pitious-hadda share that one !~!

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