Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy and sad


This is the 5th year anniversary of the crabapple bed.  The 2 trees have had 4 years of staking and trimming and it's all paid off.  They are making a gorgeous show right now! What a delight.

Off to the left, the big Snowdrift crabapple is also in full glory and buzzing with early bees.  After such a long cold winter, these blooms are like a balm.

I've been very busy this past week and you'll see I've update 4 of the sidebar blogs.  (Glenda - a special pic for you on the Veg Page.)  Enjoy catching up on the details over there.  :-D

On a sad note, the blogosphere has lost one of it's own.  Carol L. Hattrop (known as Annie's Granny from Annie's Kitchen Garden) has passed away.  With the loss, we are all diminished.  Please take a moment, pop over and say goodbye to a good gardening friend.

 

9 comments:

  1. The crabapples trees are beautiful. I think you may have some apple pectin in your future... :)

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    1. I've made many a jar of crabapple jelly over the years. I love it's tang.

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  2. That certainly was sad to hear of Carol's passing. She was such an inspiration to so many. I'll miss her taunting me with her early spinach. She was a class act and will be missed a lot.

    On a bright note---wow! The blooms on your crabapples are so pretty. See? Now wasn't that worth the wait?

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    1. It's amazing how you build relations, even friendship over the web. Most will never meet each other, but there is impact on both ends. She will be missed.

      Yep, those trees are showstoppers!

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  3. Your crabapples are delightful! And thanks for the news about Annie's Granny. She will be sorely missed.

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    1. Yes, she surely will. Take care.

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  4. The crabapples are beautiful. I just planted a pink one by the drive. I hope it does as well as yours have.

    I visited Annies blog. It gives one pause; we were the same age.........

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    1. Thanks, Glenda. Honestly, I don't know ANYone I socialize with that ISN'T dealing with health issues - no matter their age. We live in a toxic world anymore and medical science only seems to prolong disease, not cure it. *soap box comment*

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  5. Beautiful blossom, staking does make a difference on exposed sites. Very sorry about your friend, I'm afraid I didn't know her or her blog.

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