Monday, June 14, 2010
Skimmers, Raspberries, Fuzzy Navels and Magical Garden Lights
Earlier in the spring, I had my landscaper help me clean up my raspberry patch, since it was overgrown with various weeds, had no room to expand, and was getting hard to wade in to pick the berries. Now it is in two neat rows, but the plants suffered quite a bit from being pulled up and replanted, especially since it was a sunny warm week when we did it (unfortunately, I didn't have much control over the timing).
I knew there would be at least a temporary setback in fruit production. Sure enough, for some while, the plants have looked quite sad, although they did manage to still put out a number of flowers, and the bumblebees have been busy pollinating. Today I noticed the first few ripe berries. Perhaps I've been forgiven. I'm relieved. Plants are wonderfully resilient.