I took these pictures a little over a week ago before we got all the rain that knocked the blooms off of the redbud tree. I have two of them and I really enjoy them every spring... at least when we don't get a late frost that kills the blooms before they flower.
Sour Cherry Fruit
Finally proof that my sour cherry tree can pollinate itself and that the late freezes of the last few years have been the reason for lack of cherries. I know I won't have enough for a pie yet but I might get a couple handfuls of cherries if I can beat the birds to them later this year.
This is my first attempt at raising garlic in my tiny garden here in town. It is growing well so far and since it doesn't take much room to grow quite a bit of cloves, it will probably be a yearly item for my garden.
Tomatoes are also a yearly item in my garden and between those eight plants and the garlic, take up my entire garden this year. I do have a small raised bed strawberry patch but it can't compete with the weeds and so I'm not going to show it. Because of the shade that I have, my tomato plants are always spindly and don't have a lot of leaves but usually provide enough for me to put up a couple dozen quarts of tomato sauce for chili, spaghetti sauce and what not. It certainly isn't very economical if you count what my time is worth and cost of supplies but it tastes good and keeps me from more expensive hobbies. This picture (along with the one of the garlic) is probably a couple weeks old and shortly after I planted them. They look better now.