The high today is supposed to be 85º so I expected a bright, sunny morning but it started out cloudy and overcast.
I was happily sewing and I noticed the sun chasing the clouds away so that drew me outside. Once this post is done, I’m heading out to the garden to do some weeding, and cut the asparagus.
I went ahead to the orchard and got the watering started and snapped a few photos.
Apricots here have a tendency to bloom just before the last freeze and it’s about every third year that folks actually get apricots. Ours are just starting to bloom and there are no frosts or freezes in our forecast. I hope the forecast is right!
There’s a slim chance we will ever get cherries but if we didn’t plant a cherry tree, there’s NO chance of getting cherries! If ever we will get them, there’s a chance this year since we had more chill hours than we normally have. The cherry tree is just beginning to bud.
The pear trees have already bloomed and are full of leaves.
Even the little sugar pears have bloomed and are full of leaves.
We may get a few crabapples this year too!
I’m hopeful for a good crop of plums. I think we have 5 plum trees.
It looks like the agarita may produce berries this year too.
The persimmon is just starting to bud. The pomegranates still haven’t shown any signs of life. It got a bit cold for them so I won’t be surprised if we lost them. The variety we have are good to 15º and we had some nights that were a good bit colder than that. The figs haven’t budded out but they were late last year so I’m not worried. I’m not real sure about the jujube. I see no signs of life from it but I don’t know enough about it to know if that’s normal or not. If it didn’t have such wicked looking thorns, I’d snap off an end and see if it’s brittle or alive.
Looks like the armadillos have been out enjoying spring too!
Spring is a beautiful time around here. We’re so looking forward to getting some fruit from our trees this year!
Sharon in Michigan says
Sure wish I were planning my day around the sunshine. It’s snowing here in lower Michigan 🙁 Enjoy your day.
Gwen Graham says
No sunshine here this morning. We are not complaining as it is still RAINING. A very light rain but still coming down and soaking in. The forecast says sunshine by mid afternoon and then maybe more rain tonight and tomorrow morning. LOVING EVERY MINUTE!
Diana in RR,TX says
If it’s clearing up there it should soon be clearing here! It was foggy and rainy here this morning-nothing worthwhile just miserable to drive into north Austin. Closer we got there the clearer it was. Got back to RR, drizzle and very overcast. Supposed to get to 81 today. Not sure about our pomegranates either- no sign and they are looking pretty dead! Do love this time of the year when things are blooming-bluebonnets and Indian paint brushes are out in full force, but not nice weather for picture taking!
OK, so how do you know the difference between one critter hole and another? Sometimes when I’m out geocaching, I see a hole and wonder ‘what’s in there?!”. HA My niece planted a TON of stuff so we’ll see how her garden grows. I’ve got a pecan yet to be planted but got two blackberries and a pear. That’s the extent of my ‘garden’ (aside from my tomatoes in a pot).
Ooo, forgot about my little fig and lemon tree..duh!
Oh, I’m glad to see that most of your fruit trees survived the crazy weather. My cherry trees are just starting to bud here too. They are very small, so I have no idea if I’ll get cherries this year, but they are dwarf Montmortency cherries. Supposedly so good for my aching bones!