Thursday, August 6, 2009

Going going gone

apples, Anna, originally uploaded by cabanagirl.

Years ago while visiting a friend in the Marin Valley north of San Francisco I had an apple picked fresh from his tree. It was the best tasting apple I had ever had and I placed the idea of having an apple tree in the next yard I landscaped in the back of my mind. Eight years ago in my backyard Zen garden I planted against the fence and espaliered my first apple tree (Anna) . My first apples were about 5 years ago....a total of 2-3. Each year the bounty has increased and this year I have enjoyed a green or green blushed with red apple each day for a couple of months. I am at the end of the harvest. I will pick the last few on the tree and make them into an apple tart a la Julia Child.


Marjorie said...

Cool painting. I bet it was delicioso :)

Winifred said...

Mmm sounds delicious. We had a great apple bush at our other house but I've not bothered here as the soil is awful. Maybe time I had a go!

Will you be able to take the tree or a cutting with you?

Denise Whitney said...

No tree cuttings, Winifred. Denver is an entirely different climate so I will have to look for fruit trees, roses and other flowers that will grow well there. I could not survive long without a garden.