Monday, May 07, 2012


I guess we'll be buying them this year instead of eating delectable homegrown ones.  

After that warm spell in early March, the weather seemed to go into refrigeration mode.  My strawberry plants didn't know what to make of it.  After lots of pruning away last year, they needed to replenish themselves, but haven't been able to.  When I checked the patch today, I saw that the plants were already blooming and quite a few of the strawberry flowers had black middles, which I suspect means they were killed by one of the recent frosts.

The small cherry tree suffered the same fate.  It looks pitiful.  The larger, older cherry tree blooms later and will probably bear a little.  Luckily, the apples haven't bloomed yet.

Y'know, this isn't the solution I was wanting for carpal-tunnel problems that result from hulling strawberries and pitting cherries.


  1. So what are we supposed to do with the frost damage???? My hydrangeas and some of the azaleas have the same problem. Any ideas?

  2. Oh, Susan. I am so sorry.

    We are likely going to miss my first real raspberry harvest; the warm spring means that my berries will probably be ready when we are away for a family wedding. :-(