Category Archives: fruit

Blackberry Flower

My blackberry brambles have started to flower.  I believe only the chester thornless blackberries have flowers and the triple crown thornless blackberry buds haven’t started to open just yet.  Chester flowers are pink, while triple crown are white; you can see … Continue reading

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Bloomin’ Cherry Tree

Since I posted a close-up of cherry flowers four days ago,  nearly all of the flowers have opened on my ‘north star’ pie cherry tree. There are a lot of flowers even though I removed many of the branches when I pruned … Continue reading

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Pruning & More Pruning

I got most of my spring pruning done today.  The tools I used were small, bypass pruners; large, lopping pruners; and a Japanese saw.  All of these tools are able to make a clean cut if they are sharp; I had … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms

The ‘north star’ cherry tree is blooming. Not all of the flower buds have opened yet.

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Freeze Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for my area for tonight, which means that temperatures may dip below freezing.  It might freeze again tomorrow night. Since the peach tree is blooming, I decided to cover it with … Continue reading

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Peach Blossom

My peach tree blooms earlier than most of the flowering plants that I grow, at about the same time as my tulips and the first of the azaleas but after the hyacinths. I need to prune the peach and cherry soon; … Continue reading

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Loads of Lemon Flowers

My lemon tree currently has more flowers and buds on it than ever before.  I don’t know why; perhaps it’s due to the manure that I added to the pot before I brought it inside. Usually, I just see flowers … Continue reading

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Re-potting the Dwarf Pomegranates

My three dwarf pomegranate trees have been growing in some small pots for a couple of years, and I felt they needed larger pots to flourish.  Pomegranates do well in dry conditions, so I chose terra-cotta pots that should help prevent waterlogged … Continue reading

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Cranberry Harvest, Part Two

Today, we had time to harvest the rest of the cranberries. Since it has been three weeks since we began to harvest them, more of the cranberries were red and ripe than the first part of the harvest.  More had gone … Continue reading

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Beans, Peppers, Tomato, Okra, & Pawpaws

The pole bean harvest is much less than it was last month, probably because it is much cooler, with lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s °F (a range of 5 to 15 °C) most days.  The plants are still … Continue reading

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