Archive for May, 2017

Garden and Orchard update May 1, 2017


Another Spring upon us. The winter was inconsistent with periods of cold and warm, thus most of my fruit trees didn’t get enough chill hours to bloom.

In the front yard, I got a Celeste fig planted near Biff Polywog, our sea dragon.

Celeste Fig and a sea dragon. Fig has a anti-deer cage.

The front yard swale now has 2 Jujube trees (Honey Jar and Li?), 2 Pomegranates (a Wonderful and an Eversweet?), some family purple Irises, and soon another Fig from Dad’s place I call a Center White as it is a white fig with closed eye.  All planted March 2017 on the top of the swale.

Texas Persimmon on left, and on the swale, the Pomegranates and Jujube Trees. Note the anti-deer cages to protect the trees.

Bought a roll of driveway rebar wire to make tomato cages and tree protector cages. It was tough to work with but it does the job.

The native Texas Persimmons are doing well after the pruning I gave them. A large fruit set promises a good crop.

I asked the local arborist to drop off a load of wood chips. They brought about 4 cu yds.


As for the back, the trees are growing well, and since there is no fruit, they will add a lot of vegetative growth.  Hmm. Can’t seem to upload images. I’ll work on that later.