Sunday, March 04, 2012

First Blossom on the New Plum Tree

My days of plum deprivation are numbered! Since my original plum tree died in 2010, after gifting us with luscious plums for 30 years, my garden has been barren of plums. But today the first blossom on the new plum tree opened. This is not, as I originally intended, a replacement Santa Rosa. Instead it is a Burgundy. Self-fruitful with a narrow growth pattern, I decided it better suited my goal of growing 3 fruit trees close together in the same space that the old plum tree inhabited. I plan to keep the trees to a height that will be harvestable from the ground. Gone are the days of debating whether it would be dumb to reach, high on the ladder, for that one more perfect plum. The answer is yes, no plum is worth the fall, and I will remain on the ground. In this blossom I see the promise of many years of juicy fresh plums and sweet plum jam. I can hardly wait!

7 comments:

Mary Ann said...

aha! So there is a spring. Somewhere.

Gail said...

It's going to be a beauty and well loved in your garden.

Kathy said...

Ditto what Mary Ann said. The high is supposed to be 27F tomorrow.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

I'm so glad for you! Plums, yum.~~Dee

Layanee said...

Such a perfect flower. Lovely indeed.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

YAY!!! That's so exciting Leslie--can't wait until you get to harvest it. (From a safe height, of course! :-)

Carol said...

So much hope in a plum flower. I agree, picking fruit with both feet firmly planted on the ground is the safest way to go!