Monday, March 14, 2011

Garden Updates

Front Garden Updates: We moved the peach tree from the parking belt area where the ivy is and planted it where the Papaya tree that perished with the frost was... :-(   The tiny peach tree is in the lower left corner of the pic.  The very green tree in the middle is the Mikan (mandarin) tree
Close-up on the Mikan Tree, the buds ready to burst into blooms. I've noticed that there are very few bees this year and I'm worried for them because of CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder) and for the trees that need pollinators to set fruit.
Here is the front garden Grape Trellis in the works. There needs to be some design revisions, but slowly we are seeing it come together.
Haas Avocado in it's 2nd season here.  It has blossomed profusely and we've had to support the heavy "head" with some thick stakes.
Fuji Apple showing some new growth
This is the new buds of the Persimmon tree in the front garden
Now, we go to the backyard.  This is our make-shift greenhouse to start seeds. We've covered it with plastic during the coldest months to keep it warm and frost free. These past 2 weeks have been warm so we haven't closed the plastic.
The fig tree took a relatively short break and is already leafing out with vigor. It even over-wintered some figs and is growing quickly. This little fig is about an inch long already!
Celery inside the bed, on the upper right outside of the bed is Shungiku (edible Chrysanthemum)
Green Table Grapes are energetically sending out new growth. There's quite a few flower clusters too :-)
Just cleared the Peas, and in place we're getting some potatoes ready. I'm slicing them up according to the nodes on the potatoes, then letting them dry a day.  The nitrogen from the root nodes of the peas should help the potatoes nicely, and we'll amend with compost from the bins as well.
White Freesias enjoying the cool afternoon under the Valencia Orange tree. In the back the strawberries have geared up for production.


BLD in MT said...

Your delightful photos have helped fuel my growing spring fever! Thanks for sharing!

AJK said...

Thank you BLD for stopping by! I hope you have a great growing season when it's time in Montana!