It has been so fun for me to watch our fruit trees and grapes grow. The grapes are growing at an alarmingly fast rate and seeing the tiny plums and pears grow a little everyday is so neat! I snapped some photos for my own enjoyment but I thought I would share the cute baby fruit with you guys as well.
Another cool thing about the grapes is the little feelers (?) they send out to grab onto things. They grab hold and wrap themselves around with little curly tentacles (?). I know tentacles is not the correct term but I like it.
Our poor plum tree is slightly diseased and I think I need to cut off a ton of parts. I read something that actually recommends cutting the diseased parts off in June and then burning them! That's intense. You can see a bit of the yuckiness in this photo. It is that lighter brown part right in the center of the photo. That will eventually turn black and disgusting. Gross.
In case you can't tell I am so insanely excited about our garden it should be illegal. Watching things grow is the best!
Yay! Be careful of those berries-- the previous homeowners at our place planted some, & now they are taking over the side yard. We've tried trimming them back, cutting them off & even, in an act of desperation, used weed killer & those suckers keep coming back (there are waaaayyy more berries than we could ever eat). We've now resigned ourselves to them (on the plus side, bunnies love them & are soooo cute!)ReplyDelete
Berries really do have a knack for taking over! Our raspberries aren't nearly as bad as our blackberries, those things come back with a vengeance!Delete
I absolute love this blog post! I can't wait to see your fully grown fruits and your garden! I think there is nothing better than home grown fruits, especially the rapsberry and the strawberry. So yummy! ;DReplyDelete
One word: *jealous!* I daydream about going out to my backyard in the hot summer, plopping down on the grass and eating berries picked right off the tree. Unfortunately, I live in a second-story apartment with hardly any greenery, much less fruit trees.ReplyDelete
Maybe one day... (sigh)
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Yay! I want a garden so badly, my mom and I tried having a little one but our golden retriever used it as his favorite potty area and killed everything :( We just can't have a nice yard with two giant dogs. Booo...LOVE these pics tho, yay!ReplyDelete
aw cute garden! I've always loved those twirly grape feeler things too, so artistic!ReplyDelete
Yay! I'm so excited watching my first garden grow! I can't wait to add more things to the yard- raspberries, rhubarb, more herbs, potatoes, etc. So much fun!ReplyDelete
It's very cool that you have such an edible garden. Also, your nails are cute!ReplyDelete
i need to stop using my lack of a yard as an excuse and get on this whole gardening thing. the thought of fresh produce is just perfect.ReplyDelete
We are having fun watching our garden grow as well. We were able to plant a pretty big garden, and we have a bunch of "fruit" trees but the lame kind that you can't eat. Like crab apples. But we do have a mulberry tree that has given us lots of yummy berries!ReplyDelete
I'm jealous. I hope that once i get my garden started it will be as productive as yours.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! I can't wait to start my little garden again soon.ReplyDelete
WOW! That is gorgeous and you took such great photos! What kind of camera do you have?ReplyDelete
I have a Nikon D7000 and I was using a 50mm f/1.4 lens. :DDelete
Dear Elycia, it's so much fun watching things grow! :) We have a balcony and this year, it's the first time I have planted and grown my own herbs and vegetables and I love being on the balcony, everything's so green and colorful, it's my little oasis. :)ReplyDelete
I would love to have berries and grapes!ReplyDelete
Darn gophers have killed (almost) everything in our garden :(
This year I'm thinking of building a raised box.
However our trees are doing quite well we have lemon, orange, lime, calamansi, loquat, peach and plum trees. All full grown except for the peach, plum and a second orange tree are about 4 feet now and are growing their first fruit ever! The lime still hasn't had any fruit though :(
That really is the best! My family and I have an extensive garden in the backyard full of trees, small plants, and shrubs. It's amazing to see them start out small and bloom. Love it.ReplyDelete
Your garden looks great. Keep us updated ! :)
I also wanted a little garden that full of my favorite fruits in my house.. Sewer and Drain Cleaning Services SeattleReplyDelete