“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” ~~ Anonymous
We’ve been away from Ray’s Garden for quite awhile. I was called away to other tasks, and besides that, the weather has been just too bizarre this past whatever-it-was-that-passed-for-winter. Those of us who live here have been befuddled and I think the garden has been pretty confused as well. Shorts and sandals in January, freezing temps in February, and drenching rains in the middle of a declared drought in March. The garden plants very wisely just sat quietly and waited for someone, somewhere, to make up their mind.
The best thing to do in such conditions — it appears — is to clean up neglected areas and plant trees — and that Is what has happened here.
This is the new Fuji Apple.
A grape was made to grow on a vine, An apples was made to grow on a tree. As sure as I know there are stars above, I know, I know you were made for me. ~~ Sam Cooke
And the Mission Fig.
And the Italian Prune.
They join the Nectarine …
and the White Fig …
the Pear …
and the Persimmon that were already here …
and most exciting of all, the old, established Grapefruit which was dug up and moved to make room for the others is showing every sign of flourishing in its new location — Yay!
This is our brand-new mini-orchard. Already, the leaves are bigger than these photos show … and it is going to be a great joy to watch these trees progress throughout whatever else this very strange year chooses to bring us!
“…every year one day comes, when, although there is no obvious change in the appearance of trees and hedges, the Earth seems to breathe and it is spring.” ~~ Elizabeth Clarke
Blessed Spring, All!