- JUST BLOOMED TODAY
- GARDEN UPDATE
- BUMPER CROP
- GARDEN GIGGLE
In the 80's here today, so the watering schedule stayed the same. I also deadheaded the roses, and am almost ready for another round of bananafanafoefana to go into the ground.
The mulberries are going to have a stellar year this year and the birds (and us!) are licking our chops in anticipation. Still harvesting strawberries every morning when I water, and thyme and lettuce as well.
The apricots, apples and cherries are growing steadily and it looks like we might have some berries this year!
While walking through the garden today, I mentioned to the hubby that we would have a bumper crop of mulberries this year. Then I got to thinking...where DOES that weird saying come from?
A bumper crop refers to an unusually large crop growth or harvest. It comes from the word 'bumper', which in the 17th century was a large glass of beer or wine that was filled to the brim, hence the sense of a bumper as being something large. Ok, that was weird, but how many of you knew that?