Gardening 101 ~ Fruit

Hiya!  Today is all about the fruit in our garden.
For previous gardening posts click here.

We live in orchard country.  Surrounded by valleys full of fruit trees and vineyards.
So when we purchased our house I was really hoping that we would have a few fruit trees in the yard {a cherry tree would have been awesome!}.
We finally figured out {after pruning, watering and spraying this poor little tree} that we have a plum tree.  Hooray!  We’re trying to take good care of it and it is slowly yielding a larger harvest.  I canned Plum Jam last year.

We moved from Prince George where wild berries are in abundance.  So when we found a few raspberry canes growing near the fence line we were thrilled.  After some tlc, these too are doing well.
I planted these strawberries last year.  They are actually transplants from my grandmother’s garden in the Kootney’s.  They are a hardy perennial and are doing better than any store bought strawberries that I have ever planted.
Last summer, on a trip to Vancouver, I picked up a number of blueberry plants from a local farmer.  There’s a funny story that I’ll have to tell you over coffee sometime about my SIL and I getting hopelessly lost, running over a poor bird and killing ourselves laughing.  Anyway I just put them in the ground this spring and hope that they will do well.
I think that just about everyone must have rhubarb in their garden.  It’s another hardy perennial.  This big guy was growing on the side of our house at the base of a rain spout.  I transplanted him into the garden and have a really yummy rhubarb muffin recipe to share soon.
How is your garden growing?
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