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Monday, February 27, 2012

The fruit trees out in the orchard

are starting to bud and bloom...........
yes..........that's right...........I finally have my orchard planted!
I have plum, pear, peach, apple, and apricot trees!
I can't wait to see them start growing and producing fruit!


Along the edge of the orchard grounds, the fragrant stock flower has blossomed.

Such a beautiful flower in both color and fragrance. One can smell them across the yard when walking up to the orchard.

They remind me of vintage floral cards of yesteryear.............
don't you think?

It looks like I am not the only one who has spotted the trees and the flowers.
I have to admit............he is colorful in this world
of brown and grey!
How about you??
Any fruit trees budding?
Any little critters hopping along?
I would love to hear!

21 comments:

Glenda said...

The stock flowers are beautiful! We don't have an orchard (that would be nice), but my husband just planted 4 blueberry bushes. We also have 2 plum trees, which had delicious fruit last year - and a peach tree. We always have figs - until the birds and squirrels find them. I love to watch these bushes and trees bud, bloom and produce!

IanH said...

Everything here is still buried under 2 feet of snow. It's great looking at your pictures though.

Daisy said...

How exciting that you have fruit trees now! I hope they do well for you. The flowers growing are very pretty too.

peggy said...

too cold as yet here in Michigan, but we will enjoy seeing yours!

Agrigirl said...

Your flowers are lovely. I've been trying my hand at an orchard also but have lost a couple of trees. I'll try again. Of course, we do well with citrus but I really want a fig.

Muddling Through said...

Looks great, Kathleen, and isn't that your trunk paper on your background??

Nancy said...

It looks like Spring in your yard. I love an orchard! Love the hopper there lol.

Paula said...

Your orchard sounds so exciting, Kathleen! I hope you have a bounty of fruit from it very soon.
We have lots of buds and blooms starting, so I'm hoping we don't have any more cold spells.

nancy huggins said...

I would Love to plant some more Flowers that are fragrant ..what would I look for if I went to buy them and do they have them in the Midwest. I always buy the Purple Petunias for Billy...He loves the smell but I found out that you have to make sure they smell since not all of them do. And then of course I always have a Rose Garden..I love that smell out in the yard when I sit on my swing on a nice day.

lil red hen said...

I'm so surprised to see the flowers in bloom already! Good luck with your orchard; hopefully we won't go through another dry summer.

Mary @ Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

Best wishes for you and the orchard. Hopefully it will become the place you dream of.

Just Be Real said...

Awesome picture. Looks like one powerful cricket in that picture. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

Michaele said...

Do you seriously have grasshoppers that big already? The flowers are the perfect purple!

Terry and Linda said...

Oh! LUCKY! LUCKY! You! Nothing here yet...I have hope! But nothing here until April.

Linda
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KathyB. said...

I am always amazed that we live in the same country but have completely different weather, and often, plant life. Here you have blooming plants and are planting, we had snow again today. I think the grasshoppers know just where to live!

Vickie said...

Yes, Ma'am! We are busting out all over! Our fruit trees are flowering and the allergy season has begun! haha!

Stock flowers are beautiful - I guess they are perennials - I need to get some of those - such a pretty violet color, and yes, they DO look like the flowers on old vintage cards! Have a wonderful almost-spring day, Kathleen!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Congrats to you and getting the orchard planted. I know you will be like a new mom waiting for the fruit to appear.

Nancy M. said...

Pretty flowers! Hope your orchard does well! I only have wild plum trees and blackberry bushes.

Country Gal said...

Awesome photos !
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Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Our fruit trees are not yet blooming, but with the 70 degree weather and loads of rain we have had this week, they may be early this year. The flowers looked lovely, Kathleen.

Marie said...

Everything looks so lovely...so filled with promise!