2020 Buds, Flowers and Fruit!


#362

Some red roses…


#363

This is Heaven Can Wait Blackberry.Good flavor.bb


#364

No winter kill…it is on Gisela 5 …north facing side of house/a lot of the tree is shaded thru the dark months. It did survive -33F and still had blossoms that spring. I would recommend keeping it as dwarf as possible because the bird pressure is amazingly high. The one spring a robin started building its nest IN the tree.


#365

Is that blackberry in a container? If so, how large? I’ve thought about doing that to control spread but they might not hardy enough for container culture in my region during the winter.


#366

Yes,a 20-25 gallon grow bag.The plant was in a raised bed,where my job was,until the company closed operations there.After digging and planting in the container,I visited the place a few weeks later and saw some more suckers growing,which will probably be taken up.bb


#367

what do you have as a pollinator?


#368

Sorry to hear about your work place closing. Do you find those fabric pots dry out quickly during the summer?


#369

They probably do need more watering than a plastic pot,but being that size,it isn’t a big inconvenience.bb


#370

Superior plum


Salmonberry?

White Imperial currant

Jonagold apple

Gala apple

Pixwell gooseberry


Purple Gage plum


#371

Carolina Red June. Picked two and one broke off. They are my first to ripen but they have to be picked a little early or they will go mush on you.


#372

Katie! I keep scrolling back to your currants! They are so pretty! They look like beads that someone could string to make a necklace! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


#373

@Bradybb @PharmerDrewee I put my tomatoes, cukes, squash, and some new rose bushes - into big fabric pots this year. 15 gal. Next year they are going into some bigger plastic pots I will get from Sams or Costco, when they put them on sale at the end of the season! Those fabric pots dry out if you just LOOK at them! I am afraid that if I miss a day or two - I will lose my plants! I realize that the aeration is great . . . but not sure I want to deal with the watering job!


#374

i use the tan or white ones as they absorb less heat. also try mulching with 3in. of wood chips. it helps hold moisture. i only water every other day when its sunny. every 3 days when overcast.


#375

I have looked closely multiple time and only find three (3) Female Flowers and over (100 ) Male Flowers. I am thinking to remove about 80 % of Male Flowers.


#376

I’ve got an island in my lawn of blueberries… several different types… looks like the birds will be eating good this year. I really have to dig out my netting.


#377

Perfection red currant has begun ripening way ahead of my other currant varieties


#378

Hmmmmm. @Naeem, I don’t know whether I would do that - or not. After reading everyone’s pomegranate posts recently - it seems that we are all having a lot of blossoms drop. But I had an enormous amount of flowers this year . . . much more than I normally have. So, I would expect to lose a lot. Maybe yours will naturally thin out some of those males over the next week or so. Also - my plants continue to produce buds for quite awhile. You may get more females, before ‘it’s all over’.


#379

Some roses growing in front of a pluot tree, there are a few pluots in there, hard to see though.


#380

my perfections are just green bb sized. its crazy the difference and we aren’t that far from each other or the zones that different.


#381

It is crazy! I do notice interesting differences Such as my MIL lives 20min out of town to the east- on the drive there, peoples peonies are in full bloom right now. Mine have been done for 4-5 days. I wonder if I am in a microclimate or something being pretty close to the center of the town/city. Rochester is not really a city and not really a town anymore I struggle to know how to classify it! Small city I suppose.

All the rest of my currants are sizing up but are still very green. Perfection is ahead of the pack and I plan to try to get some layers going to have more of it.