Sunday, July 29, 2007

Pears O' Plenty

I work with a guy that owns an orchard with a variety of fruits: apples, cherries, plums, and pears, just to name a few. He has had his pear trees for five years and they have yet to produce. The "Luscious" pear tree pictured here has been at our house two years, was transplanted this spring to make room for the rain garden, and it has no partner tree; yet it is covered in pears. I have actually already taken off over two dozen pears just to keep this tree from over working itself and there are still this many pears left! We had gotten four pears from this tree last year and they were the best pears that I have ever eaten. I can't wait until these ripen.


Blogger Marie said...

What a picture. I love the Russian sage and the echinacea together. The pears look scrumptious. The bees must be doing their thing.

7/30/2007 5:20 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Marie, welcome to my blog!

I do like that combo. The colors and textures go well together, plus they bloom at the same time. What you can't see in this picture is the mass of "Goldsturm" rudbeckia in front of the pear along with a grouping of liatris. Another great combo.

7/30/2007 10:00 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

I really enjoyed visiting your blog, so neat and crisp and with such fine photos. I can see by looking at your blog that I have a long way to go to improve my gardening blog. Best regards, Jon

7/31/2007 1:51 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Jon,welcome to my blog!

Thanks for the compliment! I do try.

8/01/2007 7:15 AM  
Blogger Emma said...

Wow, Sylvana! That's a seriously loaded pear tree! What do you plan to do with them all?

8/01/2007 7:51 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Emma, eat them!!

8/02/2007 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pears! i love them.

8/03/2007 12:49 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Pears are delicious; they also make marvelous preserves. Looks like these are doin good for you. love your blog; came over from Zoey's P.P. (huggers))

8/03/2007 9:19 AM  
Blogger Connie said...

The pears look wonderful, as do the surrounding flowers.

8/03/2007 3:12 PM  
Blogger kris said...

Great photo! The pear tree is amazing. My neighbor has a peach tree (in Minnesota). The peaches are smaller than what you get at the store, but the flavor is the same. Enjoy your good eats! Very fun!

8/08/2007 10:15 AM  
Blogger primrozie said...

I just got a book about growing a dward orchard. We have to take out a couple pine trees to do it, but I think it's worth it. Mmmmm, love fruit. Your gareden is looking so good girl!!

Sylvana I've tagged you for a garden thingy. Please stop by and read the rules on the blogspot site. Thanks!

8/08/2007 8:42 PM  
Blogger Zoey said...

Wow, Sylvana. It's amazing that you have all those pears after only two years.

I love your flower planting around the tree, too.

Will you be making a luscious pear tart this fall? YUM!

8/20/2007 6:59 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Hmm... I could have sworn that I left comments here.

Becky, and these pears are da-bomb!

Sandra, I hope next year that I have enough pears for preserves.

Connie, I have been really liking how this grouping of flowers has turned out.

Kris, I have been reading about peaches growing in the Twin Cities. I WANT IN!!!

Primrozie, aw, thanks! I have been pressed for time as of late, but I will try to keep a tab on this and do it in a couple of weeks when I have more computer time. In the mean time... you could visit my hodgepodge blog Syllogism to learn more deep, dark secrets about the person behind the garden.

Zoey, I was amazed! I really wasn't expecting so many of those blooms we saw early this year to turn into actual pears.
I won't have enough to make anything, but next year...

8/20/2007 10:22 PM  

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