Strawberries still trickling in, and today I picked first 3 of Cabot variety. You can see how much larger they are comparing to Tristar. Unfortunately my wish for rain was translated into 3 day torrential deluge and everything is very watery tasting and not too sweet. I think next year I will remove Tristar from the enclosed garden and keep only Cabot. We did pick few more blueberries from early bush, but groundhogs are our main competition.
Also this week I ordered bunch of new things for my patio garden - 5 new rose bushes; got two hibiscus and 3 columnar apples from JUNG Seed
company. The ones I ordered were:
|23726||Fragrant Plum Grandiflora Rose|
|24080||Paradise Hybrid Tea Rose|
|24245||Q2 - Twilight Zone Grandiflora Rose|
|24395||Ebb Tide Floribunda Rose|
|30485||Golden Sentinel Columnar Apple|
|30490||Northpole Columnar Apple|
|30495||Scarlet Sentinel Columnar Apple|
So when it all arrived, I planted them out on the patio in containers. We're thinking of redoing our entire patio and since I can't keep anything edible growing due to groundhog and raccoon, I'm planting a lot more flowers. I do hope that raccoon don't go for apples once they start producing, but that's at least 3-4 more years. We have 3 apple trees in the back yard already and animals have been a problem each and every year. So I do hope the ones on patio will be "ours" without too many animal issues. For now they're tiny sprigs, joining roses, few hot pepper plants, 1 winter squash (will see if it makes it) and onions/chives containers. Blueberries were moved to a second patio to be near citrus and fig.
And we had a visitor again - our baby bear was back. He really is very small and acts like a puppy. I really feel bad for him, as he's not quiet ready to be on his own and he's clearly very hungry.