This morning, with my final cup of coffee in hand, I decided to take a stroll around the yard and really examine how things are coming along.
Here, in what I call the 'septic' garden, everything is growing like mad, the fennel has never been this tall in mid April.
Here, the mint seems to joined by what looks to be parsley..it must have self sown from last years plant.
My Hubby's Red Current bush is covered with blossoms. Last year there were only a few clusters, we looked forward to enjoying those little jewels but were disappointed to find that one morning they were cleaned right off...This time the bird netting will be coming out early!
I am noticing a pattern here. The Asian Pear above, is also loaded with blossoms, it is three years old and we have yet to get one piece of fruit..perhaps this is the year.
Look at all of these flowers, the bees are all over it. Our Italian Prune Plum tree has been here for 6 years and has only had a few blossoms before and a hand full of plums..The Mister has threatened if it doesn't produce this year it is gone (perhaps it heard him).
Even the wild fruits are heavy with blooms. The Oregon Grape has never had even half this many flowers so there is a chance I may be able to get more than a few small jars of the treasured jelly.
I am wondering if this will be a bumper crop harvest this year. Are any of you seeing the same thing in your area? I'd love to hear about it.
Wishing you all a happy Monday and a good start to your week. xo