Sunday, March 17, 2013
garden, fruit tree edition
But, you ask, how do you grow a cold-weather shrub like blueberry in the subtropics?
Cuba Libre Nursery in Horse Country, who also supplied the blueberry and raspberry bushes. We're using the trees to anchor the larger planter, toward the driveway, while using the bushes to fill out the low (roughly 30" tall) foliage of the planter closest to the street corner. Ultimately, the plants are intended to work with the coral rocks and carefully sloped soil as an organic and geological foil to the crisp geometry of the house and paving.
In the back yard (not pictured), our papayas are starting to bear fruit and our avocado is in bloom. We're still waiting to see our first efflorescence from the three banana plants and the carambola (star fruit).