Garden adventures and advice…

The Apple Tree is Back

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We have an apple tree. Not sure what kind it is, but the apples are small, green and sweet.

Oh…and  overnight the raccoon’s enjoy taking one bite out of as many as they can and leaving the rest behind for us to clean up.

The past few years we’ve had limited or no blooms and no apples. Reasons – two years of apple/cedar rust, a couple of late frosts that killed the blooms, bizarre winters – but this year, Mother Nature did what she should, and the blossoms have been incredible – and  for the first year, in the 8 that we’ve been at this property – unbelievably fragrant.

Here’s a few shots:





Author: gardenchatter

I'm a Horticulturalist, Master Gardener and member of the Garden Writers Association who enjoys playing in the dirt and experimenting with different veggies, plants and flowers in my Zone 5 garden. Check out my website With a recent addition of a greenhouse, my newest passion is growing-your-own. And what fun that is. Yes, there's the odd failure, but there's nothing quite as satisfying as walking through the veggie patch collecting dinner.

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