Cherries at Full Bloom

Jobst Hof Orchards Cherry Blossoms
Wow!  It is always spectacular to see the cherry trees at full bloom.  They show white, just like the apricots and really put on a show.  The sour cherries are especially heavy this year and the bees are busy, busy, busy working their magic.  There were a few nights...
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The Bees are here!

Every year we engage the services of a very nice man in Vernon who brings hives to the orchards on which we grow fruit trees.  The hives are brought at night, or early in the morning, while the bees are inactive.  The little white boxes that he bees call...
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Clear Skies and Cold Nights

We had a beautiful night with clear skies and lots of stars.  Us humans can appreciate this, but the trees don’t quite know what to make of it.  The temperature dropped to minus 4 degrees celsius.  As we are pushing the northern extent of where apricots can be grown in...
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Early Blossom

Well, it seems that spring has come early to the Okanagan.  The apricots (always the first of the fruit trees to come out of winter dormancy) have just shown us their first blossoms, well ahead of their ‘normal’ time.  Ordinarily we would expect to see first white around the...
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