Posted by Bill Thorness
on Mar 26th, 2015 in Blog
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Vegetables aren’t the only edibles in my yard. I enjoy growing a variety of fruit, from berries to rhizomatous perennials to fruit trees. Their cheery buds and flowers fill my garden with sweet promises of desserts, jams, ciders and fruit salads to come. Here are more images from the first days of spring.
The Siegerrebe wine grape is breaking bud.
Strawberries are forming flowers and new leaves close to the crown.
Buds on the blueberry bushes, with spring ephemeral flowers behind.
Rhubarb is sending out curly new leaves and showing bring red on its fast-growing stalks.
Bartlett pear in flower.
Abundant buds on a pear tree.
Exuberant flowers on a pear tree.
New growth on the pineapple guava, which last year produced two bushels of its tart fruit!
Lush new leaf growth on the raspberry canes.
Delicate flowers on the Italian plum tree.