Monday, April 20, 2015

The Beginnings of the Berry Blooms

~ marionberry ~
 The berries & fruit trees are taking advantage of the sunshine & warmer temperatures by setting lots of blooms early.

The Marionberry that I purchased & planted last year are really taking off & setting many, many blooms - I'm curious to see what they look like when they open & if the insects will swarm & pollinate them.

These blackberries are an early ripening variety, so - with a bit of luck, there should be berries ready for harvest towards the end of June!

~ wild crab apple ~
The wild trees & berries are also starting to wake up in the sunshine.

The Pacific Wild Crab Apple, while not really providing any sort of harvest of fruit, is an important pollinator for other fruit trees in the neighbourhood.

I'm headed out early today to see what else is getting ready for what will be another very productive year for berries!

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