March has arrived; hundreds of little pink blooms have appeared on two trees in our garden. All I can say is thank goodness! I am ready for winter to be over. I don’t want to see any more scarves, hats, or gloves. I am ready for nice weather.
About a month ago, I ordered some berry plants from Willemse France. They arrived last week, and this past weekend I finally got around to getting them in the ground. I have zero experience planting berries, but I decided to go for it and ordered a bundle: 4 blueberry bushes, 4 blackberry bushes, 4 raspberry bushes, and 4 red currant bushes (which when unpacked ended up being 6). In addition, I ordered 40 “fraises frigo” little strawberry roots that you plant first in little pots until they become strong and then they will go in the ground in about 2 more months when they are nice and “costo.”
I’ll call this my “spring selfie.” One per season will be enough 🙂
Here are the “groseilles” (red currant bushes) in all of their spindley rooty glory before they were nestled all snug in their new beds.
In you go!
The final red-currant line-up. Attention, men!
Here are the blueberry bushes. I don’t really know why we dug a trench in front of them. But after all we are first-time gardeners. If they survive the next few weeks of nights with “gel” we should be good to go. I am optimistic.
Raspberry bushes: 2 sumo, 2 yellow fallgold, and 2 other red ones I forget the name of.
Remember those 40 “fraises frigo” I mentioned? They went into all of these various pots, 3 in each of the first 3 pots and one or two in the rest. This took me a couple days to do. Finally when all of them were in their pots, I covered the pots with a tunnel to protect them from the wind and to create a nice warm little environment for them to grow in. I checked them today and they seem to be nice and happy and already perking up. Just wait a few months and these bright red strawberries will take center stage in some lovely airy summer desserts. Did someone say trifle? I can hardly contain my excitement!