I know I have said before that Ben is obsessed with fruit trees. In the four years we have been married, he has planted 17 fruit trees throughout our property. Sadly, because we had a very rough spring, two peach trees and one pear tree died. Ben is on the search to find replacement trees with no such luck.
Most of our trees are combination trees. There is one main trunk with 3 to 5 varying types of fruit grafted on. We now have 7 cherry trees, 3 apple trees, 3 pear trees, and 2 plum trees.
We have gotten a few pears, apples and cherries from our trees last year, which were the best fruit we’ve had. I’m most excited for our own cherries. There are many small cherries so far:
Here’s a close up:
I can’t wait to taste them!
We have a lot of apples waiting to be made into apple crisp, too:
Have you planted any trees? If so, any fruit trees? What’s your favorite type of tree?
Posted by Our Humble Abode on July 6, 2010
It’s officially summer and my roses have gotten the memo. I love roses. They bloom multiple times a year if you cut off the dead flowers. They get a bad rap for being difficult to care for, but they are actually easy. Simply water, fertilize a few times, and cut off the dead flowers. Enough talk, though. Here are the stars of this post:
I’ve got all colors, purple…
I saved the best for last. This rose starts off orange-yellow, but turns bright pink as it opens more. It’s amazing!
Posted by Our Humble Abode on June 30, 2010
A few weeks ago, I showed our front yard, including my peonies. Well, here they are now, BLOOMING!
Finally, after 4 years, I have actual flowers, not just buds.
The roses are beginning to bloom, too. I love pretty flowers!
Posted by Our Humble Abode on June 24, 2010
Spring is by far my favorite season. Everything is bright green, flowers are blooming and birds are chirping. The flowers are a big selling point for me. Anyone who knows me should know that I cannot keep indoor plats alive. Sometimes I think they commit suicide because they know their fate. Rather than having dead indoor plants, I have outdoor plants, which Ben lovingly tends to. Probably The only reason they are still alive.
Two years ago, Ben built two window boxes and new shutters for the front of our house. Here they are this year with my purple and green color scheme in full bloom:
It was such a beautiful day yesterday. It has rained for the past few weeks-very unlike Montana. So beautiful I decided to take a few photos of our house. The roses are beginning to bud out, leaves are green and the sun was shining! Just don’t pay attention to the hoses…
I’m very pleased with our shade plants, too. They have filled in very nicely:
Four long years ago, I transplanted a group of peonies from my great grandma. After three years of small buds and no flowers, I have this:
I’m pretty sure I will have at least 4 flowers! YAY!! Now we need to fill in with rock-and paint our fence…
Posted by Our Humble Abode on June 8, 2010