More Fruit, Please

I’ve been making daily phone calls to my favorite local nursery in anticipation of the arrival of their annual amazing, prolific and Southern California chosen bare root fruit trees. I had to pull out a meek palm in the backyard that always had bug problems, which happened to be behind a picturesque bench, screaming for a fruit tree to grace it’s sweet shadows over it from the summer sun.

I went yesterday with the purpose to buy a Double Delight Nectarine. This will be my second Double Delight since unfortunately the first was planted in what I now know to be one of the barren wastelands in the front yard.  When it did practically nothing for almost two years, I attempted to transplant it, which didn’t turn out so well. When I arrived at Green Thumb Nursery yesterday they were still setting up all of the trees in temporary soil, which was probably a good thing for my wallet and my husband because I only got to see the apple, cherry, almond and nectarine trees. Had all the varieties been poised for sale, who knows what damage I could have done. I do have a Snow Queen nectarine planted January 2013, but she has white flesh, so I had to get a yellow flesh nectarine. I mean come on, it’s obvious, right? When digging the hole we punctured a sprinkler line, but I now have my Double Delight in the ground. I like having a second chance, which the garden allows so many of. And boy is she pretty.

(Photos to come in Spring when it’s not just a stick in the ground.)

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One thought on “More Fruit, Please

  1. Dear Jessica

    Hello and happy New Year. Your blog is wonderful and inspiring!

    I have a question and perhaps you could help… My wife and I got two adorable silkies in August when they were just a few days old. It turns out that one is a hen and the other is a rooster, and unfortunately we live in a residential neighborhood and are not allowed to have roosters.

    We’ve looked after him extremely well, he’s a part of our family and he’s very friendly. We’re looking for a new home for him. Might you be able to help us, or might you know of anyone who could?

    We’d also like to purchase another young Silkie hen.

    Sending best wishes,

    David

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