We have a few Rainier cherries on the trees. These are Michael's favorites.
The two Meteor Cherry trees are full of cherries.
We had apple blossoms - Braeburn and Gala.
|Some day we'll have apples|
This the plum tree we are questioning.
The peach trees are putting out leaves. The leaves are curling so I need to take care of that. BUT they both have a few green leaves....we aren't willing to say they'll die.
More Meteor cherries. I think they are pretty.
We were told the peach would not survive and the others were iffy. We were also told it would be 3 - 5 years before we saw any fruit. We are happy with where the mini-orchard is at this point.
We like to look at the trees and dream of a future fruit buffet. We'll be here long enough to watch the trees grow - that is an amazing thing to this missionary kid, who became a military wife. Perhaps nothing illustrates home quite as well as planting the orchard has. We planted this orchard in memory of Dad and Mom G... it's a happy place. Blondie and Lucille like to hang out here. The moose haven't invaded. The bees have found the trees. I envision trees big enough to block the road and provide shade. I see a turquoise table and a buddy bench or two out here for relaxing and welcoming others.....MEA is taking down the evergreens in a few years. We're hoping to have the mini-orchard in good shape when they do.
|Perspective is odd - taken from the deck to the south of the trees|