I know I'm not the only one who does this. You know, this:
You know how it is - you go to the garden shop and there's this and there's that and you just... can't...say... no.
In this case, there were a few things on my "must have" list - including (but not limited to) cold hardy, dwarf cherries. They had four varieties so I bought... yes, four. But really here, growing fruit is a real trick. I can do well enough with gooseberries and currants (when they're protected from goats, chickens, and ducks), some raspberries and last year - blueberries.
So, this is a garden trial I suppose. I think cherry leaves for ecoprinting, pruning for dye, and cherries for eating.
I know you can see something that looks suspiciously like an elderberry by my knee. It is an elderberry. I love elderberries for syrup and flowers for cordial and wonder about the leaves for printing as well. I may have also gotten barberries and a hardy fig (which may or may not be hardy here)
Ah gardening. Now I have to figure out what each of these needs. Haha. Time to research.
Afternote: Yeah, that one had to go back. I don't need a toxic red berry elderberry planted on purpose. Fortunately, there were a few other friends ready to take its place.
Yep, a Golf can fit a full sized quince, some hardy kiwis, and definitely knitting. Now, time to plant.