Because my trees are idiots. The apricots: The cherries. In FULL bloom, ready to go aaaaand... it snowed today and will be in the 20s tonight. **tears**
The ground was finally workable sooooo... A peach tree. Another peach tree. A Honeycrisp Apple! SPRING WHY YOU NO HERE YET?!?!
Friday Repotting Update!
My plants are getting out of hand, and I still have almost a month until last frost. *facepalm* So I spent some time repotting my biggest plants. And here's the photo dump! They've moved around a bit too as I shifted them to let shorter plants get light. Lettuces, blackberries,grapes. Peppers! They're blooming now, so … Continue reading Friday Repotting Update!
A Baby Nectarine Tree and Garden Updates
We bought a baby nectarine tree! It actually arrived last week, but I was keeping it comfortable in our greenhouse while I waited for the digger's hotline folks to mark up our property. I definitely don't want to be hitting anything buried when we plant things. So, we planted it and put chicken wire around … Continue reading A Baby Nectarine Tree and Garden Updates
We Had a Frost – Checking Out Survivors
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
My Apricot Trees Are Blooming!
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!
Farewell, My American Plum
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
My Cherry Trees Have BLOSSOMS!
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!
Plum Trees Arrived!
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!
Trolling Future Generations: Baby Sequoia Trees
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