We’ve had an exceptionally warm late winter/early spring – but it looks like we’re finally heading into a new season here. The magnolia trees are in bloom all over the Twin Cities. I’ve seen a few pictures of Minnesota Daffodils already – ours are just about to open.
These were planted as bulbs last fall, so I didn’t expect them to have such an early start this year. It looks like we’ll have a lot of them. Next in line after sunflowers and daisies, daffodils are my favorite flower. They are planted in our “Mini Apple Guild” here:
In front, is a Nichols plum tree. Behind are Goldrush and Williams Pride apple trees. We planted these in the summer of 2010, so they are just coming out of their second winter now. We had one small plum fruit last year; no apples yet.
We have three more fruit trees coming this year: an Enterprize Apple, a Mount Royal Plum, and a Montmorency Tart Cherry. The apple and plum trees will be planted here with the others; Chris wants to put the cherry tree in the back of his garden (behind the picture above, in front of the pine trees by the shed). They are scheduled to ship out April 1st.