Morning Glories in My Garden Last Summer
The weather has not been at all conducive to being outside. Seems like every day we have some storm blow through here. In between storms, we have some beautiful blue skies for a few hours and I run outside and pull a few weeds, take a few pictures and make a few plans!
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So many of the trees are in bloom or already have leaves! Excuse the plastic edging. I have rocks to place around this bed but just haven’t had the time to do so.
This is a Quince blossom. What a beautiful tree in spring! I haven’t gotten one quince yet, but it’s only about 3 years old. Hopefully this year we’ll have some quince. Did you know that back in the day it was common for practically every home to have a quince tree? Back then people used to make their jelly instead of buying it and apparently quince makes a good jelly!
Above is a Bosc Pear tree blossom. I’ve been trying to plant a mini suburban orchard. So every year I add a fruit tree. This year I planted a Fruit Cocktail tree! It’ll have peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots all on one tree! Isn’t that a neat idea. We’ll see how it does. I’ve read conflicting reports but I like to give things a try.
Strawberry blossom – soon we’ll be able to go out every morning and pick fresh strawberries for our breakfast!
Blueberry blossoms – we have 5 blueberry bushes – more than enough to keep us in fresh blueberries and have some to freeze.
These pretty pink blossoms belong to our nectarine tree. The trunk is white because this is the first year that I have my fruit trees on a spray schedule. I lost all my nectarines last year to brown rot and a large portion of my apples. I figure some spraying by me (as needed) is better than buying grocery store fruit where I don’t know what’s on it.
The jasmine is in bloom – it’s so fragrant and covered in bees when it’s sunny!
Not all our trees are fruit trees. This is the Redbud tree’s blossoms.
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my blossoms! I’m itching to get outside to start on my gardening projects. I have so many things planned! I’m hoping that next week will at least be dry even if it’s going to be a little colder.