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One of the most perfect roses in my garden.
By Memorial Day weekend, most gardeners in our area are harvesting their first spring crops. Strawberries, lettuce, spinach, spring onions, and even peas are starting to come in. Well, they are for some people. My garden isn’t quite there yet.
Since contemplating listing the house for the last few months, the stress of dealing with the unknown has definitely slowed down my typical enthusiasm. My gardens are about a month behind where they usually are at this point in the season. I have 2 beds that are completely empty.
Today, after several weeks of feeling guilty, I decided that I was going to go do a little something, even if it was just to walk through the yard and assess where I am at.
A Walk in the Garden
While standing outside in the light rain, I realized things are actually a little farther along than I thought. I have lettuces that are ready to harvest. I have strawberries that are only on hold because Mother Nature needs to warm things up a little bit more. And I have a wide variety of fruits that are leading towards a bountiful harvest. My roses are blooming and the fragrance is absolutely intoxicating!
The new strawberry bed out front is heavy with flowers and unripe green berries.
The blueberries are starting to come in, but there is still another month until they will be ripe.
Only one apple tree flowered this year, and some how, without a pollinator, we have a dozen or so Macintosh apples growing on the tree. Harvest will be in August or September, so these have plenty of time to grow.
This is the second year our peach tree is producing. There are HUNDREDS of peaches on the tree right now. I can’t wait to harvest these in late-July!
My spirits have been lifted. Hopefully, over the next few days, the weather will be cooperative enough to allow me to get my fingers in the dirt. To plant the remaining beds. To prepare for this summer’s harvest.