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full blooms

Saturday, March 07, 2009


Well our almond and a couple of our plums are in full bloom now. It smells heavenly.
Weather report for next week shows a freezing night around Thursday or Friday. I'm praying it doesn't affect us. But usually if the reports say a few degrees above freezing it will get below here. I just don't want another disappointing year with our fruit.

  
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ANGORA4 3/11/2009 12:14AM

    Beautiful blossoms, sure hope you get fruit! I'm choosing late blooming varieties for my future trees, we usually lose the early ones to frost. So wonderful though to have the early fruit when you've waited all winter!

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plum blooms

Friday, March 06, 2009


Well with the warm temps and sunshine, the trees are really blooming. Here is a closeup of the plum blossoms. It smells so sweet under them. And noticed we have more honey bees this year. We had a big decline in them for years and finally a further neighbor put in hives and I've gradually seen an increase in the bees. But strangely we had much fewer bumble bees last year. It is funny how they go in cycles. Of course the blooms you see here may set 1 -3 plums. We will probably remove all but one if that happens. I am so hoping we don't have a late freeze and not have fruit again. I want a good year with fruit to put up.

  
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JOANNS4 3/7/2009 8:44AM

    Beautiful! I use to put up apricots. Now I do blackberries because they are abundant in western WA. Thanks for sharing the photo.
Jo Ann


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Tilling the Garden

Thursday, March 05, 2009


Well we got the garden tilled today. It was warm enough for Sonny to wear shorts. I'm still not ready for removing my long johns yet. But the garden is tilled. He plowed it about a month ago during a warm spell. But it has been in the high 60's the last 2 days so needless to say all the early blooming fruit trees are beginning to bloom. I noticed the Johnny jumpups are also beginning to bloom. The violets will be in bloom soon. Everything in its time.

  


Blooming Almond tree

Wednesday, March 04, 2009


I don't know if it is a good thing that our almond tree is blooming. We haven't had any almonds in about 3 years due to the fact that it puts on fruit and then we have a late spring freeze. Some of the other fruit trees are beginning to bloom too but most that are blooming are too small to worry about as we would be removing the blooms from them this year anyway. But for the past 3 years a late freeze has gotten most of our fruit. I'm praying it doesn't happen this year.

  


bluets again

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


With the warming weather the little bluets are really blooming now. They are covering the ground everywhere. Some think these are weeds but to me these tiny flowers are fit for a queen. God puts things in our world that we hardly notice at times but we need to take time to enjoy the little things such as these tiny flowers. They just have 4 petals and run the colors from white, to pale blue, to darker blue to blue violet. Such lovely little things. Take time to enjoy the world around you and the little things in life.

  
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KATIE233 3/3/2009 11:58PM

    hi barb, they look pretty. it,s like the ones we get here in the dpring summer devil paint brush i don,t know why they are called that but they are pretty reddish colour.

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