The sun did come out yesterday and it was a nice warm sun. My littlest gardener took a much needed nap. She's only 2 1/2 years old and had been trying to give them up. Luckily yesterday I was able to convince her to take one. While she napped my little white dog relaxed in the sun and I spread compost, planted a couple of plants, mowed the grass and watered the seedlings. A truly great day where all I kept thinking about was how much I loved being outside in the garden. This morning I'm thinking about my sore back, but it's worth it when I look out the window to see everything looking so nice.
While mowing I realized that the pear trees we planted last year were in full bloom. They just needed that one day of sun to encourage them to flower.
The girls each have "their" tree. This one is my older daughter's (Sweet Pea) tree.
It's a Comice and is supposed to be a great dessert pear, it is also blight resistant.
We needed to find another pear that would cross pollinate with it at the right time and so we chose the Orcas to be the littlest gardener's tree. The Orcas pear tree was actually found on Orcas Island which is one of the San Juan Islands. It is supposed to be an excellent pear tree for the Northwest and disease resistant as well.
She was napping so I'll have to take her picture by it later. I like looking back at pictures of the girls standing by trees we've planted to see how much they have all grown over the years. Wonder if we'll get a few pears to try this summer?