March 23rd, 2009

Fruit Trees, Daffodils, Peas and . . .

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My fruit trees have been blooming for the last few weeks – here are some pix of Nonpariel almond, Mid-Pride peach, Weeping Santa Rosa plum and an Anna apple in front of a Bitter Almond tree.  My Royal Rosa apricot tree has little apricots on it already -  I have other fruit trees, but those pix were fuzzy – windy day or too much coffee? I’ve been checking the bloom dates to see if there are changes do to the global warming we hear about – but nothing has changed in my Las Vegas garden.  The trees are blooming at the same time they did last year.
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I am harvesting peas from behind the daffodils and pansies and have also transplanted new pea plants here and in other beds.  The snapdragons and more of the white sweet alyssum will be blooming in a couple of days.  In the meantime I am going out to pick some peas, also some spinach and lettuce from another bed – and I think I’ll pick the rest of the brocolli and Brussels sprouts and make room for some other yummy plant.

All the summer test veggies are growing and gaining some size in pots.  I’m looking forward to another bed of test melons, lantana and verbena as a ground cover in the front yard this summer.  These are amazing looking when planted together – last year this combination was a real traffic stopper.

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    It would help if we knew what part of the country you’re from-

    Hi Kathy- Leslie lives in Las Vegas, you can read more about her here on the “About Us” page:
    http://rodale.typepad.com/testgardener/about-us.html
    Our testers are located all across the country! Thanks for visiting the blog.

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