Happy Vernal Equinox to you all! It is now officially spring.
Yesterday we were visited by FedEx, who brought us boring coffee filters for our Chemex coffee maker. Then, not twenty minutes later, UPS delivered not one, but THREE exciting packages. One contained fresh lemons from California — off the tree Jim’s mom and dad planted over 50 years ago. They are all organic, and have no dyes. Aren’t they beautiful?
The second package contained the pawpaw trees that were ordered last fall, and the third held the eight blueberries that I ordered a few weeks ago.
Now, the pawpaw trees are very special because I have them due to the generosity of my beautiful niece. She wanted to contribute to the new stroll garden, and she was rather flush with money due to her very hard and diligent work on the Democratic Presidential campaign. So she told me to pick out some trees as she would buy them for me. In short order I decided on a couple of catalpas for the line of trees along the street, and a couple of pawpaws for the stroll garden. the catalpas came last fall, got planted then, and appear to be alive.
Today we went out and planted the things that came yesterday. This is the pawpaw tree. Do not be alarmed. It is really a tree, not just a stick. It will grow and ultimately become twenty feet tall.
Here is the row of blueberries all planted. Don’t tell me you can’t really see the ones in the back! Neither can I. They are also very small. But in three years I’ll be picking blueberries off these bushes, assuming the birds let me have any.
We also planted four out at the end of the vineyard rows. I am not posting a picture of them at this time, because you would just have to take my word for it that there were blueberry bushes there. Jim very wisely put cages around them so the rabbits won’t eat them.
Now, as I am obsessed with my lovely daffodils, I will now share the beauties that are blooming at the present time.
The one above is named Professor Einstein. This next one is Thalia.
Which one is your favorite? I love them all, and my favorite is the one I’m looking at at the time I am asked the question, I’m afraid.
Now I’m off to walk Ruby in the first official sundown of spring.