|Indian plum is the first plant to leaf out and bloom in our garden.|
|The flowers will soon emerge on this and the other dozen or so rfcs we have in the garden.|
Ribes sanguineum, or Red flowering currant, is a gorgeous native plant, which we have planted in abundance throughout our garden. Soon, to the delight of hummingbirds and pollinators, these plants will be covered in pink blooms. Rfcs are especially fast-growing, which makes them all the more exciting. The fruit is also edible, but not too tasty to humans.
|White flowering currant|
Ribes sanguineum 'Alba' is a white variety of flowering currant. Matt and I just purchased two from Echo Valley Natives in Oregon City, which we installed along the foundation in the front of the house. I look forward to the cascading white blooms covering the shrubs as they mature to their 13 ft height.
|How many fruit will you produce this year?|
While I was busy snapping photos of the blooms around the garden, these two were stealing collard leaves.
Matt and I are getting our vegetable beds in order. For now we have some delicious kale and collards that are probably the tastiest they've been in a while. Doggle approved.