Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What They Got That I Ain't Got?

The apricots are coming along nicely.  All the stone fruit in the garden are espalier pruned.  The two most vigorous trees are the Santa Rosa Plum and the Blenheim Apricot.  Regular pruning is required from spring to fall or they will get so shaggy that it's hard to tell they are proud espalier - the ballerina divas of the garden.
Blenheim Apricot
Loads of blossoms have developed into maturing fruit.  I want that fruit.  The birds want that fruit.  Too bad.  I'm higher on the food chain and have prepared for your aerial assault.

Bird netting - effective against bird damage on boysenberries and apricots (so far).
With that, the birds will continue to tweet, "Who put the ape in apricot?  What's she got that we ain't got?"  Answer:  A brain just a smidge bit bigger than yours.  Now scat!
Now you can hum If I Only Had a Brain for hours.

1 comment:

Donna said...

Oh how I love apricots.