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March 25, 2011

Plum tree in the rain

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Of course the plum tree had been trying to bloom for about 2 weeks and I had been hoping it would hold off longer as here in the mountains it warms up like spring and then suddenly starts snowing. That very senario happened this week. We had heavy rains, the river filled up bank to bank and then snow started pelting down with a cold front coming in. It is very typical and no matter how much I try to warn the plum tree about taking it's time and waiting a while, it does what it must and I'll be very surprised if I get any plums this year. The water will wash away the pollen, the bees won't be around to pollenate, and if isn't enough, the cold will freeze the fruit buds.

Still the tree is beautiful in the rain and a reminder that no matter how rainy, snowy or cold it gets this month, that this is the month that spring officially arrives and nothing can stop the warmth and light's return. However, with six fruits on one tree, you might be able to count on at least one or two of them coming through. It has peach, plum, apricot, and nectarine and it comes bare root and should bare fruit in two or three years.

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at March 25, 2011 7:45 AM
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