I’ve been decorating my kitchen…icing and fondant and cake all over the floor, cabinet tops, maybe even the ceiling (with a nod to Suz :). #10 grand’s birthday is today so there’s NO time to blog.
However…in anticipation of blackberry season here on the farm, may I share my sweet babies-in-the-making? The bushes are 3 yrs old thus old enough now to reproduce! Yay!! This is my first big bloom and it’s not heavy but it looks very promising. The white blooms have been appearing now for a little over a week…I know this because I check them every day and water them every day…and, yes, I talk to them. So sue me.
They are rewarding little plants as not only are they prolific bearers, but they also have progeny in baby plants! All a blackberry bush has to do is send out a nice, long cane (branch) that is close to the ground. Before long, that cane has rooted in the ground and at that point, you can cut the cane in between the old plant and the new one, dig up the baby plant and transplant to a new spot, pot it up for later and/or give some away. That’s what I’ll be doing tomorrow…and that’s a shout out to DIL’s and anyone else who may want a blackberry plant. And bring a shovel!!!!! 😀