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Monday, May 6, 2013

A slow, rainy season

The weather has been a bit unusual this year around here. It's been a slow, gentle, rainy spring and all of nature seems to be taking it's time in it's march toward summer. May has arrived without a single speck of sunshine. Every day for two weeks now we've had  the most pleasant, near-constant rain showers. Everything outside is utterly green and lush; there are still iris blooming, as well as honeysuckle, roses in my neighbors' yards, dandelions, and the sweetly fragrant confederate jasmine at the corner of our backyard fence.

One afternoon last week I made a truly exciting discovery: my little potted pomegranate tree has tiny fruits for the very first time! I've been nurturing this small tree since it was a 10 inch seedling; I plan to plant it in the ground when we finally buy a house. It was a gift from an heirloom tomato seed exchange friend five or six years ago, and I just give it a slightly larger pot each year. It's about 3 feet high now, and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the blueberry-size fruits on it! I can't wait to own a house of our own so we can begin planting a small fruit orchard.

This morning the sun is finally peeking out from behind the clouds for the first time since the end of April. Ginger needs a walk; we've not had opportunities to go lately with all the rain, so I'm headed out to give us both some much needed exercise.

Have a great day everyone!

4 comments:

  1. We have a Pomegranate tree which produces some fruit. I love it, but the fruit is inedible; far too SHARP.

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    1. I hope that mine eventually produces edible fruit! I plan to have 2 or 3 pom trees eventually.

      Pomegranate wine is delicious! ;)

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    2. We grow ours mostly for the flowers, but it's wonderful to see the fruits; if only as décor.

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  2. That is so cool! I remember the excitement when I saw the first apples on my apple dwarf last year. Or the first tomatoes from our balcony... but a pomegranate tree is way cooler!

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