Spring is Springing

Spring is coming on fast to the Southwest Backyard. Last week was windy and cool. This week in the 70’s and tomorrow 84. Time to start on spring chores. I need to roto till the garden (minus my Permaculture area). Cut the grass down really short. Clean out the pool and get the chlorine levels back up. Number one this week is to get everything trimmed, bushes vines and trees. I have finished the front yard and have taken care of the peach tree, fig and rose bushes. Earlier in this blog are photos of the peach and fig. Below are the after photos. Not sure I have a clue how to trim a rose bush but gave it my best shot.DSCF1661 DSCF1662

January is tree upkeep in the yard

Usually I wait until January to start shaping trees, so couple more weeks. I have a fig, pomgranite and a peach planted from a seed by my wife. They are all about 2 years old and they are getting alittle shaggy. Peach is the only one still holding on to a few leaves. As seen by the photo the fig didn’t have time to complete its second run of fruit before first frost. I need to trim these off and and clean up some odd branches. The first run of fruit was excellent. About 3 gallons of figs that were very sweet.

The peach on the other hand is really getting crazy as you can see. I have alot of thought ahead on this one. I am not an orchardist some will have to do some research. We had only one so-so peach this last year but the tree is still young. ImageImage