|~ loganberry blooms ~|
Last fall I spent a lot of time pruning back the old canes & tying the new canes to my fence to have them grow sideways - horizontal if you like.
|~ wall of loganberry blooms ~|
Almost every single vertical shoot growing along this fence is a flower blossom bunch.
I'm very excited to see the potential I have here - the loganberry jam I make is quite the flavourful power punch & goes so well with cheese & other fruit that you'll never look at bread again.
I also made 5 gallons of loganberry wine that is quite stunning with a slice of lemon & a few ice cubes.
I might try mixing up the flavours a bit this year - introduce basil with loganberry & 'wow!!'
All I need to keep up with for these canes is to mulch around the base of the canes & give a hit of fertilizer once the berries are set & just about to start ripening (so late July).
|~ Pacific wild crab apple blooms ~|
Crab apples are considered a universal pollinating plant so this is nice to see. I'll have to see if the fruit set & what kind of fruit is produced. I've not really paid too much attention to this tree as I only really identified it a couple years ago after we pruned it heavily (to install the deer fence) & it produced blooms the next year. Wild trees that produce fruit... who'd have thought!!!