Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pomegranates




This past winter was a bit harsh resulting in the demise of my beloved fig tree, which I'm still mourning. I'm trying to decide which variety to try next and where to plant it. Gardens tend to have micro climates and I'm hoping to find a better spot for the next one.

Every year when it bore fruit I had to protect it with netting, otherwise the birds had a field day and there wouldn't have been anything left for me. The hassle was worth it though, because there's nothing like fresh figs from the garden for breakfast.

On the brighter side, my two pomegranate trees survived and both are covered with blossoms at the moment. If all goes well, I should have a pretty decent crop in October.

2 comments:

Tamara said...

What a beautiful pomegranate tree! Was it hard to get going? We live in central Oklahoma so I would think our climates would be similar. Would love to be able to grow one.

Tamara
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Gerlinde Scharinger, Dallas, TX said...

They weren't difficult at all. I think I watered them frequently for the first month or so and that was it.

They were sold as shrubs, but I pruned one of them into a more tree-like shape and it's about 12 or 14 ft tall now. They both grew fairly rapidly and are about 8 years old now.

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