Friday, October 16, 2015

This Week in the Garden: Checking in on the New Berry Patch

Greetings from the garden!  It has been a hit and miss week of warm, cold, sunny, and wet this week with few new developments to report other than great spring growth all around, with the exception of one very reluctant dwarf apricot tree who is refusing to wake up from the winter.  It was a winter planting, so hopefully it was a healthy dormant transplant and just a little slow.  

Our new berry patch is settling in nicely, with all dormant plants wide awake and (hooray!) even the blueberry bush that was "pruned" out of existence by our over-curious young puppy when he snuck inside the unlatched gate has now returned and is leafing out nicely next to its blossoming pollination partner. The strawberries are forming up their first fruit and the rest of the various berry bushes and brambles are starting to blossom. Our companion planted elephant garlic is growing well, so great news all around for the berry patch!

Elsewhere in the garden, direct sew seedlings are coming along, albeit a little slowly.  The first series of transplant seedlings are developing well inside and are soon to head outside so that other more tender varieties can be started indoors.  The hydrangea cuttings taken during last autumn's pre-winter pruning have wintered well and are leafing out nicely into new growth - I will share more on that in a future post once the cuttings are transplanted from their temporary bed, but here is a sneak peak.

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