Our peach tree is wasting no time in growing her fruit.
Her blooms were brief but brilliant pink this spring, and now she’s setting lots of little fruit. From the pile of peach pits we found under the tree this year and in a spot at the bottom of the hill (where I assumed some fruit rolled), we have quite a productive tree. If she did that well for the few years the house was empty, human interference will hopefully not get in the way in 2010.
I’m reading “The Backyard Orchardist” so I’ll have some idea of how to take care of the plant. We removed a diseased branch, and I followed careful pruning technique. The tree is getting a little tall, so once we get a long enough ladder, we hope to prune it back a bit.*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**