Sunday, February 19, 2012

Who Put the Ape in Apricot?

DSC_2258Blenheim Apricot is the 2nd fruit tree to blossom in the garden this spring.  It follows behind the Santa Rosa Plum.  All the trees are scheduled to be fertilized this week.  No rain or freezing temperatures predicted to get in the way of bees coming in to do their thing. DSC_2262The sap is flowing in all of the trees with some oozing out where it can.  Some is oozing where a certain dog applied his teeth leaving puncture wounds. I hope that the temporary blockades will keep the dog from pruning this tree any further allowing a bumper crop of apricots for 2012.

4 comments:

Mrs. Mac said...

such a welcome sight (I hope it's not too early for your area) .. very lovely. We're sitting under snow and won't see a bud for a couple more months. Enjoy!

Kaytee said...

That's so great that your trees are blooming. But not so great that the dog is biting them. Hopefully you get a bountiful harvest!

dorothy said...

I think you are going to have some tasty fruit this year!

Aunt Snow said...

Whaddutheygot that I ain't got?

Blossoms - mine are not yet blooming.