Young fruit and summer evenings

Young fruit and summer evenings

Summer is here. We’re out working in the garden most evenings and always looking outside while we work during the day; it’s that time of year.

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Summer is here. We’re out working in the garden most evenings and always looking outside while we work during the day; it’s that time of year. Tonight while my husband and younger son discussed the garden and lawn behind the house (still very wild since our house was built nearly three years ago), I quickly documented the changes in some of the fruit-bearing bushes and trees that we’ve planted over the last couple of years. We have young fruit!

First was the Serviceberry, which I see has a bit of a bug infestation on some of the young berries.

Young serviceberry with bug infestation

Next was one of the half dozen Manchu Cherries that we planted two years ago. These have been growing vigorously and look beautiful; it’s easy to see the kind of fruit-bearing hedge they should become over the next few years. I think I squealed when I noticed that we actually have…

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