Spring is sprung

By
Real Estate Appraiser with Donovan Group Realty

Our work last year in the yard looks like it will have a nice payoff soon. We've planted quite a bit in the planters around the yard where the kids and dog can't get to them. Now we're seeing a nice crop of blueberries, strawberries and other berries blooming and hopefully all fruiting!

Blueberry blossoms

Blueberry Blossoms

blueberry blossoms

Strawberries in the making.

strawberry blossoms and small strawberry

New Concord Grape leaves

These yellow blossoms were supposed to be ready for Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year). We normally bring the whole tree into the house for Tet but it was too cold this year and there were no blossoms until this week.

Tet Blossom

Posted by

Andrew McGrath - South Coast Metro Orange County

Comments (11)

Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Thanks for sharing. Your photos are lovely. Spring is definitely here. Warmer days and longer daylight...perfect combination for an uplifting market

Mar 09, 2011 03:54 AM
Denise Roberts
New Colony Properties, LLC - Pinehurst, NC
e-PRO, REALTOR - Specializing in Pinehurst, NC Area

Andrew - I LOVE blueberries!!!  Best of luck with all your new plantings!

Mar 09, 2011 04:16 AM
Laura Sampson
Happy Home Stager, LLC - Clermont, FL
Principal Stylist, CEP Trainer

Is this your garden?  Our Mulberries & strawberries are in fruit stage wit blueberries in May.

Mar 09, 2011 05:18 AM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Andrew, looking great.

Mar 09, 2011 05:43 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Andrew, Those are some Awesome Blossoms you've got there, well done and your hard work is definitely paying off in full color!

Mar 09, 2011 07:26 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I like that you plant things you can eat in your garden.  The blueberry flowers are interesting and it looks like you'll have plenty of berries if you can keep the kids away.

Mar 09, 2011 02:17 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Such beautiful plants and great photos of them! I'm so jealous...we still have snow!

Mar 10, 2011 03:53 AM
Andrew McGrath
Donovan Group Realty - Santa Ana, CA

Sarah-Yes I agree, good times are ahead (one way or another!)

Denise-We do too. We had just a handful from the three bushes last year and they were fantastic. Cant wait for harvest time this year.

Laura-Yes this is in our backyard. The blue/black/raspberries are just starting. The strawberries are always going. If you look closely you can see a stem under the strawberry flowers where we plucked one of a week ago as it was fully ripe.

Wanda-If I could grow the Outback Restaurant "Awesome Blossom" on a vine I would do it in a heartbeat!

Georgina-This has been something we've been working on for awhile. It is so good to just go pluck something out of your own yard when you need it. We have concord grapes, Meyers Lemon, passion fruit, black/blue/raspberries, wax apple, loquat, dragon fruit, and of course some tomatoes, peppers, lemon grass and mint (for home made ice cream...mmmmmm)

Sharon-As we say in Southern CA, snow is fun to visit. Keep your head up, Spring will be your way soon. :)

--Andrew

 

Mar 10, 2011 10:50 AM
Karen Rice Madison AL Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Madison - Madison, AL
256-348-1527 Call/Text

I've never seen blueberry blossom before.  Thanks for posting.  It looks as though you're going to have a bumper crop of fruit.

Mar 10, 2011 02:44 PM
Alice Broadway
IXL Real Estate - Mobile, AL
Real Estate Broker

Looks like your hard work has paid off, I know yall will enjoy them.

Mar 15, 2011 04:52 AM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Andrew - These are lovely photos, but I have a more important question.  When are the berries going to show up?

Mar 18, 2011 05:12 PM