Apricot in Bloom

Prunus armeniaca
ROSACEAE, The Rose family
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Full bloom! Luckily the buds waited till after the cold spell to start opening, and now with daytime temps in the 50s they are opening quickly, going from 5% open to 90% in about 5 days. The tree is blooming heavily but weather is still so wet that can damage the blossoms, and most days recently the honey bees haven’t come around. Too rainy. So we’ll have to see how it goes. If we have some dry spells periodically the fungal blight that was so bad last year could be avoided. And so go the adventures of organic backyard fruit production. It would be very exciting to have a good crop this year!

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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