I haven't planted anything outside yet because we aren't even past last average frost yet, but my apricots, currents, and cherry bushes didn't get that memo. They bloomed. I was so excited to see the blossoms since the apricots hadn't made a showing yet! And then the weather predicted a frost. The bushes are too … Continue reading We Had a Frost – Checking Out Survivors
I planted four apricot trees in spring of 2014, and I only lost one of them in the years since. I've planted a variety of fruiting plants on my property, but only the apple trees have blossomed and made fruit so far. Last year, there were five or six blossoms, and I was delighted, but … Continue reading My Apricot Trees Are Blooming!
I planted five little sticks of American Plum just last week, and they were starting to bud already. So exciting! There were four on the right side: And one tucked in the gap between the apricot trees where one of them had been eaten by deer: All was looking well, but when I went out … Continue reading Farewell, My American Plum
I started planting fruit trees on our property in 2015, starting with apricots. 2016, apple trees. 2018, Nanking Cherry bushes. 2020 American Plum. I've been planting, but none of them have ever blossomed, which has been a huge disappointment. Well, the apples came with blossoms but never produced after we planted them. This year the … Continue reading My Cherry Trees Have BLOSSOMS!
I ordered American Plum trees through one of the local USDA conservation programs in March. I didn't hear anything, so I assumed it was a wash because of all the shut downs. Nope~! They called on Wednesday to have me pick up the trees on Friday, and they had many apologies because the green house … Continue reading Plum Trees Arrived!
Last year, my husband and I went with family to California, and as a souvenir I bought two containers of Sequoia seed grow kits. My current plan is to plant them somewhere ridiculous and troll future generations. It will be a long time until they're big enough for that though! Here's how they look now: … Continue reading Trolling Future Generations: Baby Sequoia Trees
Last Christmas, I looked at getting some pawpaw trees, but they were out of stock so I signed up for notifications for when they're back in stock. And they're back! These trees are native to the United States, and they have fruit that I've seen described as mango, banana, or 'tropical' flavored. (Whatever that might … Continue reading I Didn’t Spend Money on PawPaws But It Wasn’t For Lack of Coveting
We went to California last fall, and one of the things I bought was a sequoia kit for growing them at home. This spring, I set up the kit, stuck the seeds in the fridge for the required 21 days, and then transferred them under my grow light. Two of them sprouted. And they're growing! … Continue reading Growing Baby Sequoia!
Our neighbor just had the tree on the lot between us cut down, and my property has SO MUCH more sun. He was a bit irate - he called the power company to have them turn off power to their property in case the tree fell funny, and the company told him they would just … Continue reading Cutting Down Trees!