Update on Ella's Bear / Questions for my gardening friends.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hi friends! I recently had a sweet follower ask about Ella's Bear. It has now been over a year that my husband transplanted his mom's bear. You can read about that here. I am happy to report that she is doing fantastic!!! Current picture.

I need to figure a way to attach a pink ribbon to her. In memory of Ella. Got any ideas???

I am sooo loving being out in the yard this spring! I think cause the boys are a bit bigger. Since I had them I have not wanted to be out working in my garden like I used to.

One thing in particular I am excited about is my Dichondra seed that is taking off!!!
I planted this stuff last year with no luck! Totally my fault as I did not plant it at the proper time. It was too hot! Which happens quite soon here in sunny CA. And this year!!! Yay!! I hope to show you this entire area this summer. It is gonna be beautiful!

Now some questions for my gardening friends. I showed you a picture of my cherry blossoms in the last post. This cherry tree was here when we moved in almost 6 years ago and last year was the first year it blossomed. I got all excited thinking yay cherries but then nothing. 

1. Is it normal for a cherry tree to have no blossoms the first few years? 
2. Is it normal to have no cherries the first year that it does blossom?

This year I was not expecting much from the blossoms thinking I got a non producing cherry tree. Then I see this!
3. Is that a cherry my friends?! Please confirm that this is a cherry! 

And a few more pictures to help you determine.

My final question, if this little tree does produce cherries this year, should it continue to produce them every year after this?

Thank you for your help with my cherry tree!


  1. I don't know much about, well anything gardening, but we do have a cherry tree at work, and those do look like cherries to me! I have never known of a year that the tree at work didn't produce cherries.

    I always have fun picking cherries at work. I have to race the birds and squirrels though! lol

  2. For the benefit of your tree, honestly you don't want cherries the first year as the tree needs that energy to go to producing roots. But if you already have the cherries leave it alone. I planted an apple tree in my back yard and for the first 2 years I knocked off all the blossoms, but i live in Southern Alberta where it can be cold it was -40 this winter but we also have gale force winds to deal with.

  3. I love seeing Ella's bear. It looks fantastic. I really want one for our yard I will keep looking for one. Thanks for the update.

  4. For the bear, you could tie a ribbon into a bow and then use a piece of floral wire to attach it to a branch on the bear.

    Your tree looks like a cherry to me but you should not expect meaningful fruit from cherry trees until it's 5-7 years old