This is about life in my gardens. One is an acre on a hillside in Laguna Beach, California and the other is an acre in San Juan Capistrano, California.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Blooming Fruit Trees
Another sure sign of spring - the apple trees and peach trees are blooming! The peach tree was a gift from some friends about a year ago and is doing well. I have another one that was here when we moved in that is stunted due to being planted in the pot in the ground, a trick I use for some plants with sensitive root systems, but not a tree. I dug it up and replanted it last year, but it is still dormant. It may be another kind of peach that blooms later, or it may be really sulking. The apple trees are Anna apples and are happy here every year, not needing as cold a climate as some other apples. I don't get a lot of fruit yet, but I would grow them just for the spring blooms! They aren't as fragrant as citrus blooms, but much prettier. Some day they will be big enough for me to cut branches and force them to bloom inside, but until then it is nice to see them add a little sparkle to the garden in the middle of February!