Aren't these flowers gorgeous? And they smell amazing. I love having 3 trees in my side yard that bloom. Hopefully we'll be able to add a few more around the driveway for next year.
This is an Improved Canadian Choke Cherry and it doesn't fruit.
And here's our baby Beek, Kiwi. I had him outside and thought the tree made a gorgeous background. Ignore my hand - but I don't have a portable perch other than myself.
Peach wood is toxic to parrots so I didn't let him sit on it. Aren't the blossoms beautiful? This is what we had last year. This peach tree was bare root 4 years ago.
Here's the peach tree as it was starting to bud.
And another view of a branch from the Choke Cherry.
Here it was a week ago just before the blooms started to appear.
And here is the new Braeburn Apple tree. I picked this bare root tree because I like the idea of apple that you can store in the fruit room for up to 3 months. It will give me the chance to recover from canning tomatoes before I go ahead and make apple pie filling, apple butter, and apple sauce. It'll be a few years but it this time I actually fenced around the baby apple trees so that the deer don't kill them again.
You can see both fences here. I had corn in this spot last year.
And here you can see the leaves are starting to show up - which reminds me, I need to add another dose of rooting hormone.
And this one is the Gala Apple.