|Four little apples, all in a row|
I think I really have my groove back. Today was a sunny, beautiful day, if a bit cold, so I got out there and moved six out of eight apple trees. The day they were originally sunk into the ground I had nine other trees to get in, plus twenty cane fruits. The apples were the first to go in, so I was in a hurry and did a lousy job. Today was a step in the right direction toward getting Goal Number Nine accomplished. The apples needed to be moved to their permanent, proper homes before I can wire them up.
|Scar, and then new leader right above it|
I had to wait until they went dormant of course, but the Bramley's are being stubborn. There's even new growth on them! I moved one of them anyway. Hopefully I haven't killed anybody. I have a close up here of one of the Bramley's where I cut the whip, which forced the side shoots out that turned into lateral branches. It grew another leader, which is that fat thing heading straight up from the cut. All the other trees I ordered and received were wimpy little whips, but not the Bramley's. They are super sturdy and vigorous.
|Rice is nice|
|Come on spring!|
And then last but not least, I'm forcing a hyacinth to bloom in one of the hyacinth glasses I got a bazillion years ago. Seriously, I bought that glass, which was one of a pair that I'm not sure I still own, at the hardware store where I worked my very first job in, are you ready for this? 1977. I think that this is only the third hyacinth bulb that it's seen, but I'm very glad to be doing it. I love the blue glass and purple bulb and green growth together.
It's a cheerful spot on an otherwise messy table.