Thursday, October 18, 2012

The orchard

We now own three acres in the country. I love gardening and planting, and for as long as I can remember, I've dreamed of an orchard. An orchard so plentiful that I could eat fresh fruit, preserve some for the dead of winter, and still have some left to give away. Saturday, that dream started coming true.
We came home with an orchard...

This month at Sunny Hill is garden bucks month. All throughout the year, for every $10 you spend, you receive $1 in garden bucks. In October, you get to spend the garden bucks. They were a little low on trees, but I purchased an apricot and a pie cherry.
Then we went to Lowe's, where we found their fruit trees were 25% off. You all know that discounted plants are dangerous to me.... We left with another 7 trees: 2 peaches, 2 plums, 2 apples, and a pear. For the pear to produce, we really need to get one more. Next year, or next week after we've planted the nine trees we bought yesterday, I would like 2 sweet cherries and some pecan trees.

Here's the varieties we planted:
Elberta Peach
Red Haven Peach
Santa Rosa Plum
Bruce Plum
North Star Cherry
Granny Smith Apple
Golden Delicious Apple
Ayers Pear
Early Gold Apricot

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