Monday, March 05, 2012

Planted the Rainier Cherry and a Rhubarb

Very confused about where this picture went!!

I started my day with a Marigold Nursery run. Picked up a load of compost, manure and potting soil. Just happened by the berry section and grabbed a black currant and a rhubarb plant. When I dug the hole for the Strawberry Red Rhubarb, there was no sign of last years plant that I grew from a root. I do believe I am one of very few people that can kill one.
Allan and I carefully scoped out the location for the Rainier Cherry. It is behind the Shiro plum. It was really cold, but we took our time and planted it very well. Bone meal, manure, compost, staked with rebar, and planted with love.
Oh yes...when I was at Marigold, I found out the fruit trees will be in next weekend. I think I'll put some larger fruit trees in the front yard. I like the idea of the four different varieties on one tree.

7 comments:

GirlSprout said...

Rainier cherries are my favorite. I hope you have good luck with it.

Erin said...

Thank you GS. I like cherries very much and saw the Rainier Cherries at Fruit Trees and More in North Saanich last year. I couldn't get how beautiful they were out of my mind. I asked Verna if they were Rainiers. They were and I ordered one on the spot. I still haven't tasted one but I hear they are awesome.

Clint Baker said...

My kids love Rainer Cherries! Happy Gardening

Mark Willis said...

Glad to hear that you finally picked the right spot to plant it! Shame about the Rhubarb though. I'm hoping that mine is just about to pop up.

Erin said...

Keep us posted Mark!!

Di (@courtyardgarden) said...

Sounds very productive! I keep having weekends away, which is lovely but it's just the wrong time of year really. Can't wait to get going. I'm hoping to put in a sour cherry this year ... can't wait!!

Erin said...

Hi Di. Sorry to hear that you are having weekends away from the garden. This weekend I'm going to start tomatoes. First time ever. I want to hear about this sour cherry. I've never tried them.