Saturday, June 11, 2016

It's A Garden Party! - Plums!

This feature, originally known as Saturday Farmer's Market, was created by Heather at Capricious Reader, and was then hosted by Chris at Stuff as Dreams are Made on.

If anyone would like to share their own gardening adventures with me - large or small, inside or out - I would love to see them.
Just leave a link to your post in the comments.

You may or may not remember last year's drama with the neighbor's sprinkler system.

Well, when it started leaking ... and continued leaking ... as I complained to the neighbors, their landlord, the city, passers by - pretty much any one who would listen, with no results - and it ended up killing my Pomegranate Tree and the large Plum Tree.

The smaller Plum Tree had had a rough beginning. It was a sickly, end of season clearance, that I felt sorry for. After it had finally established itself and started growing some kids broke the top of it off.  The plucky little thing kept coming back and only needed a bit of judicial pruning to set it right.

Its second summer it gave us one beautiful, delicious Plum. Last year our harvest was a whopping seven Plums. And this year . . . well, see for yourself. This is the first batch. There will be a second this year as well.

Is there any more fitting poem than:

This Is Just To Say
- William Carlos Williams

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

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