Friday, March 18, 2016

March (Spring) Flowering plants & Fruit trees

From December to March, Kentucky had a couple snow days, but for the most part we went into a Fall weather, some snow, and days of summer weather. It was 70 degrees last week and 80 degrees one day this week. This weekend will be colder with rain, but because of the persistent warm weather, I am noticing one of the Nectarine trees is flowering several pink blooms, which you can see in the picture below. One of the Cherry trees has one white bloom. The pear and peach trees are also preparing to bloom.

Keiffer Pear tree budding

Tulips growing below the pear tree
Cherry blooming

Several months back I posted pictures (and a video) of the new Tulip bed gardens. Almost all of them are pushing through the mulch. I wasn't sure they would come up because it looked like animals had been digging in the spots we planted them in. Other plants that are blooming are the Hyacinths, crocuses, and Daffodils, of course they are usually the first plants to bloom.


Star flower



100+ Tulip flowers 

Recently, I planted peas in the row on the right (in the picture), and the row on the left (of the picture), I planted red onion bulbs and various seeds of Arugula, Red Romaine Lettuce, (I think Red Russian Kale), Broccoli, Spinach, Cilantro, and I'm not sure what else. I covered the rows with a garden canvas so that the birds wouldn't eat the seeds.

Also, I may have posted there was several additions to the food forest, for example two new Elberta Dwarf Peach trees, and a Cherry tree, including 16 blueberry and raspberry plants (Anne variety raspberry, Sunshine Blue, Pink Lemonade, and Blue crop blueberry plants.)

Anne variety Raspberry plant

I also took pictures of this beautiful magnolia tree on a university campus.

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