I love our Bradford Pears in the spring. It’s like a constant snowfall. We spent the day planting so many flowers in our front garden. And in the back yard we propagated two elderberry bushes, planted two more blackberry bushes, some strawberries and asparagus. Our propagated raspberry bushes from the fall are looking healthy, as well as the lilac bushes. I’m not even attempting a veggie garden this year. Instead, I’m focusing on our little orchard that now has 3 apple trees, 2 peaches, 1 pear (the other died), 1 fig, 4 elderberries, 5 raspberries, 4 blackberries, 2 blueberries, and a grape vine. I’ve been diligent through the year taking care of the fruit trees so am hoping (gosh I’m hoping) for some sort of harvest.
Wow! That’s a lot of yummy fruit! Excited to hear how it goes. That’s a good idea of focusing this year on your orchard. I end up trying to do too many different kind of things and some of it ends up dying….like one of my pear trees from last fall and elderberry plants. I thought both my elderberry plants died due to not watering them 🤦♀️ but I think 🤞🏼 They may end up coming back.
One of my pears died on me too! And I’m pretty sure they need two in order to bear fruit, so that annoys me. Guess I’ll wait a whole nother round. I feel like elderberries are hardy… because I literally just snipped off branche, stuck them in the dirt, and are still alive. We’ll see I guess!