|THE CHERRY ORCHARD|
|THE GARDEN IN SPRING|
Wednesday, 8:00 AM. ll47 degrees F, wind calm. The sky is mostly clouds and high overcast. The barometer stands at 2983 and the humidity is 86%. It still hasn't rained but continues to look like it.
The sweet cherries at Fererro's Apple Hill Orchard are in glorious full bloom, the rented bees busy doing their job pollinating the flowers. The weather has been perfect for the cherries and it will be a bumper crop. Last year they sold out so quickly we missed buying any, but we will watch them closely this year. According to orchardist Bill Ferraro, the cherries are so popular and so prolific in a good year that it makes up for the periodic loss of a crop due to bad weather. Chekov would be proud.
The perennial garden looks pretty good now that I have invested some more sweat equity in it. The daffodils and tulips have been nice and the creeping phlox have just started to bloom. Maybe by next year I will be able to put us on the Garden Tour again.