March 2013 Garden

Turning into my driveway this afternoon after running errands, I noticed the blaze of pretty flower buds on my neighbors trees.  Several years ago, my neighbor purchased four white peach trees, and gave me one. She planted hers along the front of her property, and I planted mine behind my garage in the back.  Since then, I have noticed that there are specific microclimates, and her peach trees bloom before mine. So, I went to investigate, and sure enough, I had a couple of buds on my white peach, but all the other fruit trees in my back grove were in bloom. So, I dashed back into the house, grabbed my camera, and took these shots. They are really very beautiful.

Here is my white peach. It has about 6 blooms in all – Should be in full bloom within the next week or so:

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Yellow peach – so pretty!

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Not many avocados this season:

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Our cherry trees, they had a handful of fruit last year – Hope all the blossoms are an indicator of a bumper crop.

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Plum blossoms!

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Apricots too!

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White fig – I’ll have to try making fig jam this year.

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Our passion fruit vine is still hanging on. According to our gardener, the banana trees are snuffing them out.

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And here is said banana trees – they suffered a bit too during the cold spell.

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Trumpet vines are blooming – I’m so happy!

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There are only a few lemons left on my favorite lemon tree, but it looks like there will be more again in due time:

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