Mr. Squash and I have spent several days in the garden doing some more spring planting. I decided to take a closer look at our grapes and see how they were doing. This is their third summer and I was really hoping to finally get some grapes.
Click on the photo above and you'll see the little grape clusters just beginning to form at the top of the lowest set of leaves! I am just totally thrilled, to say the least! This is a white table grape. On the other side the red table grapes are a bit behind but coming on strong. In another few days I expect to see little clusters forming there, too.
Saturday we went to a small nursery in town for the first time. It was a darling spot that also had an Italian deli and a wonderful little gift shop. Right out front we saw this espaliered pear tree and had to have it! The owner delivered it for us later in the day. Each row has a different kind of pear - Bartlett, Red Bartlett and Bosc - and there are already pears on it! The nursery owner walked around our yard and gave his stamp of approval which made us feel terrific!
Yesterday we planted some more veggies. Here are Mr. Squash's tomatoes - under cloches for protection from the cool evenings for now. In the foreground is our newest little dwarf Ginger Gold apple tree. It went from a bare-root tree with nubs for branches to this in under a month!
Doesn't the Saxifrage looks so pretty right now?
The large perennial bed is coming along, too. I can't believe how fast things are growing.
Here is what I did most of yesterday morning. I am crouched down planting teeny, tiny carrot seeds. Oh, my aching back!
But the beauty of an aching back is seeing Mr. Squash come along behind me and sweep the edges of the beds and make everything nice and neat! Gotta love him even more for this! Check out the incredible lilac next door! The smell at that end of the yard is out of this world!
I'll leave you today with a photo of one of our four, 60 year old white Dogwood trees. Isn't it just gorgeous? The Spirea hedge in front will soon be awash in little white blooms, too.