Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bloom day?

I think these are usually done on the first of the month, but I need a little cheer right now.
My little Annah is not feeling well still. So here are a few of the blooms and things around my home right now.

 What... you didn't think it would all be just flowers for show did you?
I could never leave the edibles out!
My plum tree has finally awoken for Spring... and the grapes as well. Only 2 vines and so far 12 itty bitty grape bunches. :-D

Here is a shot of the peaches - the flowers still coming with the fruit already setting. It's a first for me. A beautiful first.

I thought my peas were done but when I looked closer I found this....
They have begun blooming again!
So they escaped the grave and will live at least another 10 days to give another small crop of peas. YIPPEE!!! I <3 peas! I'm astonished that they are going another round in this heat- but I am so happy and I feel so LUCKY.

The mulberry - wait take a closer look...
 Oh yeah baby!!! it's COVERED in berries on every branch and just about ready for picking. I'm just hoping I can get to them before the birds. I'm ready to invest in a trained bird dog at this point. LOL.

And the beauty that is the blackberry has also woken up. A little early but you are surely not going to get me to complain. I thought I was dreaming when I saw it, but it's neighbor is doing more than flowering, it's already setting fruit. Evidenced here. I love these petite flowers. It may not be summer, but it sure feels like it. Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks so!

I hope my blooms can make you feel better, too. Just posting them gave my spirits a little lift.

'Till next time!


  1. Hope your Annah is feeling better. Your blooms are pretty, and Bloom Day is on the 15th of the month - just right for cheering us up mid-month! Love your little flowers on the bougainvillea!

  2. Yippee! SO I didn't miss it, I was actually a day early. :-D THanks for the heads up.

  3. Beautiful blooms! They did make my day. How long after you got the mulberry did it bear fruit? This is the second year I've had mine in the ground and it shows no signs of buds.

  4. Thanks Lena for stopping by! The Mulberry had fruit the very first year, but you have to force it to fruit by trimming it back. It had very little intent on fruiting until I cut it back severly this spring. Now it's gangbusters. :-D I trim it back in the fall for a second crop.

  5. Thanks Barbie! I didn't know it needed to be cut back. I love your blog. I garden in Pinellas and it's interesting to see the difference in what I can grow versus what others in the area grow. Your front and side beds are amazing (and way to go on beating your HOA!).