Wednesday, May 15, 2019

In the Garden

Most of the fruit trees are doing very well this year.  The pear trees bloomed too early though so we only have a few pears.  I am happy to see a pile of lemons this year.  The tree is not huge yet but should be able to hold the lemons that are growing on it.

I am most excited to see these little pomegranates.  This is a very old variety that is sour rather than sweet.  I searched for a few years to try to find plants to purchase even going to a nursery to see if they could be ordered.  In the end I rooted plants from cuttings taken from trees in my parents' yard.  Those are the only sour trees I know about, but they are old and no longer producing well.  These trees are about three years old.

Half of our fig trees have figs.  The other two are too young still.  Now I just need to beat the turkeys to the figs when they get ripe.

One of my two new elderberry plants is blooming.  I have no idea if I will get any berries this year, but I am happy to see them doing well.

The blanket flowers are well established and have been blooming for weeks.

The bee balm is spreading.  I plan to clean up around it and let it grow underneath the pear tree. 

I started a new flower bed in the garden in hopes of attracting more bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to the garden.  I just mixed all of the flower seeds I had (many from the dollar store).  I planted them just ahead of several days of rain.  This helped them sprout.  I covered them to keep the bantam chicks out.  I am looking forward to being able to have fresh flowers in the house over the summer.

1 comment:

Out My window said...

How exciting to have lemon and limes and pomegranates.