Thursday, March 19, 2009

Peach Blossom Time in the Ozarks

                                                                                                                                  (Photo taken on 03/18/09 by Marvin)

Peach Blossoms

Growing peaches in the Ozarks is an excellent hobby for anyone who thrives on dashed hopes and expectations.  Here in northern Arkansas we are far enough south that longer days and warmer temperatures coax our peaches into bloom about this time -- or a little earlier -- every year, but we are far enough north that we will get at least one more hard freeze -- hard enough to destroy blooms or recently set fruit -- four years out of five.