a bento and my new cherry tree

First, the teachers lunch bag

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Orange Chicken and rice, sweet potatoes, a lot more spinach then what shows and fruit, nuts and yogurt for dessert.

Next, the new cherry tree

April 4, 2016 (1)

4-way multi sweet cherry tree

So Ray and I had a bee in our bonnet. We wanted another dwarf multi fruit tree for our mini orchard. Specifically, we wanted a multi sweet cherry tree. Even more specific… we wanted it to be an espalier cherry tree. Now that was a bit of a trick! Some nurseries we went to told us, no one does that, you will not find one. She may have been right. We could find multi-cherry trees and espalier apples or pears, but no multi espalier sweet cherries.

So we made a trip out to Flower World in Snohomish, Washington for one last look. No espalier cherry trees. However, they did have one tree among their multi cherry trees that had all of the grafted branches going east and west instead of all around the trunk of the tree.

Forty-four dollars and ninety-nine cents plus tax and it was ours. Ray planted it right away. While I was at school today he put up the posts and wires to train the tree on. Beautiful… but do you see what he did to the top? Here is a better shot of the top of my cherry tree There were two extra (Bing) branches growing upward instead of east and west.

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The two top branches of my new espalier tree.

My sweet man gave me a another valentine! (The first one he gave me is my Rudy Valentine) How sweet and romantic is that? As a Scottish man, he did not want to waste those branches, but as my honey he made me something special. Awww!

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Tootsie Pop Bouquet

All that he got from me was candy… and he has to share!

Debs at the Toy Box Suburban Farm in Everett, WA where it is chilly and rainy (53/41). Sun rise was at 6:39 AM. It will set at 7:44 PM. Meanwhile there’s gonna be a whole lotta breeze blowen the deer tape around. (Happy Birthday Daddy)


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