Monday, May 03, 2010
But enough of your blueberry boasting, FC, tell us of your blackberries.
Well, glad you asked ... I planted two different varieties last year, ... Arapaho a thornless variety for wusses, and a good old Brazos vine complete with manly thorns.
I had tried the thornless variety a few years ago in a moment of wussiness, but the vine just ... well, it withered on the vine, so to speak.
Last year, I gave Arapaho another chance, in case it was something I had done, but this time, I planted it side by side with a Brazos as my control.
A year later, the Brazos is threatening to take over a big chunk of the garden and is loaded with leaves and blossoms.
The thornless Arapaho is ... you guessed it ... withering.
I'm sticking with thorny Brazos from now on.
While I was admiring my berries, this scary beast glared at me from the satsuma tree.
Well, he WANTS to be scary anyway, but the whole act is wasted on bipedal apes with 3.5 pound brains.
I suppose it does give the occasional bird heart palpitations.
Just another giant swallowtail larvae munching on my citrus tree. The tree is so loaded with foliage that I am going to share for now. I counted only two bigguns and one tiny bird poop instar yesterday.
I'm willing to trade a few leaves for a few giant swallowtails.