I know I always go over the top with “spring is here” posts, but I really can’t help it. Spring is my favorite season. I cannot tell you how much joy tiny blossoms on grey branches brings me. This year, my excitement is amplified!
Last month, or maybe it was January, my partner and I took a class at Natural Gardener on fruit trees and pruning. Not only did I walk away with notes and a giant list of fruit trees and blackberry varieties I will have to get someday, but we were also fortunate enough to take home some pomegranate cuttings. Of course, it spurred a full-on cutting frenzy.
For those of you not familiar with cuttings, it’s when you take a small piece of a plant stem and plant it in soil and nurture it until it grows roots. Well, little did we know that our pomegranate, peach and pear cuttings (taken later) were going to do so well! They have leaves and the pear cuttings are even blossoming. That weekend we took started cuttings from my mint plant as well, which is growing like a weed.
With the blossoms and warmer weather comes the bees. The soothing buzzing happens every afternoon around this hummingbird feeder. Hopefully, they will begin to swarm soon and make a home in our new bee boxes. (More on that later). Rest assured these blossoms and the bees are giving me plenty of new embroidery ideas!