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Spring 2021: the beauty of it all coming together

Strawberry patch between trees. Berry bushes are planted in between trees and herbs (ground covers) are planted in between trees and berry bushes.

We put the flags up because we wanted to mark the areas where the plants where. This all used to be a pasture and last year we created a berry patch. It has over 75 black berry plants that survived the snow.

It doesn’t look like much right now…

So, it isn’t a straight line. I tried but it didn’t work out but the two juniper trees indicate the entrance. We plan up putting some fun stuff up to support our grapes on the side but we’ve fallen behind. Behind those juniper bushes are 75 blackberry plants. They all survived. I am very pleased with how they turned out.

Its sideways because it seems easier to see the canes.

They have lovely leaves and some have shoots. I haven’t seen any beetles around except for some Shiney dung beetles- i don’t know their name yet. I would share your picture but they were around a pile of poo.

Blackberry plant that is growing

Blackberries are going to be fun and I have heard rumors that they can spread like wildfire. I am counting on it. I hope to control the spread and plant the spares around the back of my property. It will give me a reason to go back there and I hear that they can simply survive in Texas. I am excited to see the results.

Straw berry patch

We have three different types of strawberries this year between two strawberry patches. I am excited to take baby strawberry plants and plant them in between my trees. My kids are already seeing baby strawberries forming on our plants- they stare at them and check them daily to see if there are any ripe. We hope that they start producing this year and that by buying three different kinds we will be able to harvest throughout the entire summer.

Indian Paintbrush or Castilleja
Fruit tree blooms


Author: M. S. Hatfield

Working hard towards personal goals in permaculture, food security, native plants and their importance to our ecosystem. Together we can share our knowledge a grow a community or just talk about wicked cool plants. I'm still learning. If I ever get credentials I'll post them here.

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