Monday, June 11, 2012


The lovely little flowers on our blueberry bush have turned the color of blueberries. But they are small and shriveled, and they look like small, shriveled, bell-shaped flowers, not really like berries at all. So, I don't know. I suspect a fungal infection and will have to keep an eye on the plant to make sure the whole bush doesn't die.

Across the yard, though, our raspberries our ripening—by the hour, it seems! And they are delicious.

The grapes have passed their flowering stage and are slowly filling out, some bunches better than others. The grape flowers didn't look like much—just a tiny green ball with pistil and stamen coming out of it, no petals to speak of. Probably thanks to the cold snap, many of those flowers were not pollinated, so I think we're going to have some random-looking grape bunches in the end (if we can protect them from the birds as they ripen!), but hopefully they'll still turn out better than our last so-called harvest in 2009:

Our first grapes, 2009.

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