Spring in the fruit garden is still running very far behind here in the north country. At least we are starting to see green buds. Cherries that are normally in bloom around Mother’s Day finally make a show it for Memorial Day. Once I felt the last snow was truly behind us and the danger of damaging freezes was hopefully also close to past, I did prune the blackberry canes. They withstood the winter cold well, but the snow load did cause considerable breakage. So, some hills look a little ragged. Here is what the fruit garden is starting to look like.
I can’t wait for the first meals from our garden. We have plenty of canned and frozen goodies from last year’s garden, but that first fresh meal heralding a new growing season is always so welcome.
Mid-month took me on a road trip to the East Coast and south to Virginia. I enjoyed the warmth and the much more advanced plant growth. A trip to Monticello to visit the gardens and orchards left me felling like I had moved to a different world. Enjoy a small sample of the photos I took there.
With the fruit growing season already in full swing, it is of course no surprise that it is time to be vigilant for all the diseases that can take hold in the southern humidity.
welcome me back home, the end of the May.
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