Wednesday, February 24, 2010

For Sherri

For years I tried to find a mate to my special Iranian Apricot, SHAA-KAR PAREH. It isn't self-fruitful so it needed a mate and I had such a hard time finding the same type so went to other types hoping they would bloom as early as this one only to end up with a few different types of apricot trees around in the garden which never bloomed in time. Then my friend Sherri found the exact tree I was searching for and sent it as a baby gift while we were both pregnant with our second children, born weeks from each other. We planted the beautiful bare root tree over our second son's placenta, which I posted about here and here, and hoped for the best. I'm happy to report it has bloom buds on it at the same time as the established tree! I can't tell you how excited I am about this! Thank you again Sherri!

What a nice thing to drag my feverish body out to see during a small break in the rain.

Funny, I can see a hula-hoop and a fire truck in the background of that photo. With all the sickies we've been having I'm longing for healthy kids playing in the yard again. This flu shall pass. I sure wish it would hurry up. In the mean time I'm managing to work on a sweater for my 9 month old baby, a project I began when newly pregnant! ha! Good thing I know myself well enough to have started a 12 month size.


Sherri said...

Oh Erin that just brings such a smile to my face! Exactly what I was hoping for! How lucky C and Z are to have their own trees! :-)

Will you let this one fruit being so young or let it wait a year or two?

Erin said...

No I won't let it set fruit this year, it's still so tiny it wouldn't seem fair. But I'll tell it tenderly so it won't be too upset! I'll see how it sizes up next year, I'm thinking it will be at least 2 years for this one. But that is OK since the big tree is BIG and full of blossoms which survived the wind storm and torrential rain of the past few days! And I see native bees and flies all over it today HIP HIP HOORAY!

Nora said...

Do you know the name of the cultivar that your friend gifted you??