We planted this flowering crabapple tree the first summer we moved to Nova Scotia. Last year there was not one (not even one!) bloom on the tree. The deer had feasted on all the branches over the first winter. Last winter, I wrapped some chicken wire around the branches and held it there with clothes pins. Look at the blooms that are ready to burst open! Gorgeous.
The last few days have been busy with garden expansions. G was here visiting on the weekend and he and John brought 3 trailers full of dirt to start off the expansion. John finished the job on Monday and Tuesday (6 yards of dirt in all!) and now the expanded garden is ready for planting.
Most women lust for new shoes, or purses, or diamonds or some such thing. I am happy with dirt. Bring me 6 loads of dirt and I'm the happiest woman in Lunenburg county!