The lovely weather of the past two weeks has started the fruit blossoming. The apple tree beside the house has opened up and these pretty flowers are hopefully setting fruit! I will hand pollinate a few tonight to be sure.
The strawberries are also flowering. These never seem to have a problem setting fruit.
Around the front, a low-growing phlox has once again come back from a winter of neglect in bad soil. It is hard to get a picture that shows how lovely these purple flowers really are.
Most exciting was that the potatoes have poked through the soil. This year I planted blue caribe and a Russian blue. Both have come up at the same time (one if early setting and one its late) which (fingers crossed) should mean a decent haul of potatoes this year.
I have a pretty rich bed for the potatoes so I dug deep holes and then just barely covered the potatoes. As the plants grow, I will start to fill in the holes and, eventually, mound them up to see if I can get an extra few potatoes from each hill. Now if only we could get a it of rain, that would really help.