What's happening today 2020


#1086


#1087

What nicely-shaped peach trees!


#1088

Thanks! I have to say that I love pruning…I think of it as artistry more than a job that has to be done every season.


#1089

I have to say that I really hate pruning… not because of the job it is but because I am NOT the least bit artistic!!! Your trees are beautiful!!


#1090

What variety of grape?


#1091

Don’t want to the bearer of bad news, but saw some Japanese beetles for the first time on my brambles the other day. Ugh, they’re def not welcome.


#1092

Saw 5 groundhogs enjoying my backyard today. One even pulled the top of a plastic bird bath down so it could have a drink.


#1093

Good luck with those!


#1094

LOL…thanks.


#1095

Well, I haven’t seen any of those, but something has been in my backyard strawberry patch and has pretty much swiped all my berries. I didn’t have lots of fruit to begin with, we were just harvesting maybe a handful every day for a week or so. Don’t know what did the pilfering, maybe deer, but probably birds. So, that seems to be the end of my June bearing strawbs this year.

I planted a row of Seascape everbearers last month, and they’re doing well. They’ve been blooming for a while, but I’ve been pinching the blooms off until they get more established. I weeded and fertilized them last week, I’ll let them start producing maybe next month.


#1096

Birds tend to peck holes in them. Are the entire berries disappearing at once?


#1097

There hasn’t been any pecking damage that I can see, but, yeah whole berries are disappearing. I’m thinking maybe deer because I also saw leaves nipped off various plants. I have a fishing line fence around the patch, but still have had damage.


#1098

Do you have coons?


#1099

I haven’t seen any in a while, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have them. Something damaged a latched plastic container that had cat food in it a couple weeks ago, which could have been a coon

I see lots of possums around here, does that sound like something they’d do, along with stealing strawbs?


#1100

I covered some of my strawberries to keep the birds from pecking them but the chipmunks are still munching.


#1101

Frontenac Gris. I look back on when I bought it and shake my head because I am not a wine drinker and … it’s a wine grape. Why did I do that? Who knows. The grape itself is pretty so that’s my guess.

I put in somerset and reliance this spring which have better prospects of being useful as more than jb magnets for me.


#1102

For everyone . . . but especially @Anne !
This is pretty hilarious. :rofl: (Until it’s YOUR garden!) :grimacing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkOmaLlXiVs


#1103

Harvested scapes today. Thankfully all my meetings are on zoom today, I now smell a little pungent :laughing:


#1104

Got the Cherrymat out.


#1105

Did you get a good harvest?