It seems we've entered the plant or prepare-to-plant something every day stage! (Which will all-too-soon be followed by the weed every day, multiple times a day stage.) This weekend was a beautiful, slower-paced one, and I found a pocket of time to plant some bushes in the area we're turning into a little berry patch.
So far, we have a couple young golden raspberry plants, and a blackberry that spent winter in the house since it didn't get planted last fall before all that early snow hit. We already have some wonderfully established red raspberry plants in the garden area (they grow amazingly well in Colorado), so this spot gives us a chance to have a bit more variety. I'm using the fence as a natural trellis, and the blackberry cane already seems at home here. We may even get some fruit from those second-year canes!
It doesn't look like much now, but all of our work here starts small. In a few years time, I can imagine a brambling blackberry covering the fence and hanging full of fruit, bees happily buzzing about. We'll have a homemade picnic table and a couple benches nearby for summer snacking outdoors. The raspberries will grow a bit wild-like, their runner canes shooting up from the grass. Can you see it, too?