Monday, February 13, 2012


I attended a berry pruning class at our local garden center, and learned quite more about Highbush Blueberries, Blackberries, which I purchase and sit waiting to be planted. This area is the place to plant these two types of berries, so I got several varieties of each. The Highbush get's quite tall, so I'm happy to used them in and around the yurt as part of my planned permaculture planting system. I also purchased a miniature peach and nectarine as well as three types of seedless grapes for raisins and a Back Mission Fig to add to the other two fig trees already planted.

I learned from others talking to others the best way to plant citrus so I will be getting a Meyer lemon and a Mandarin Orange for the big bell pots I brought along here specifically for this purpose. Big pots are mega expensive so I'm sure thankful  I had the for thought to keep my precious bell pots, as we practically gave away our inventory of pots when we left WI.  I so can't wait to smell citrus in bloom!  I did plant one of my Orange Jasmine trees to test the weather and it looks pretty good so far-I'll plant the other two soon. Also planted a few other Jasmines in my one ornamental garden along with the two roses that I picked up in a 2 for 1 sale last week. Also purchased a pink water lily, some horsetail for the pond and two Pampas grass'  I'll be taking the grape pruning class next Sat, so will finish up by getting my the rest of the trees I wanted-Olive, English Walnut, Almond, Persimmon, Avocado, Citrus, Prune/Plum, Apricot, and Asian Pear. Then I gotta stay clear of that place!  I so realize how limited we were living in Wisconsin and although it's only early Spring here there are sooo many things that neither of us have seen!  Now I will get a taste of what our customers were going through coming in every week trying to control themselves...A Zone 9 opens up a brand new world of edibles as well as exotic ornamentals!

1 comment:

  1. You are making me so hungry reading this post! I can't imagine being able to grow all those. Yes we are very limited here in Wisconsin. We are lucky that we have great nurseries though around here and through out the state to find different plants. Fun to take day trips to find unusual plants. New to the GB area anyway. I am glad that you are having a great time in your new "zone"