Here's Cary on the second-to-last hole. He dug big, deep holes through the sod for each plant, and then we filled the holes in with compost & mulch. Hopefully that will make up for the heavy, wet clay soil.
One of the plants in its new home. This is a Sylvan Marionberry, which is a little earlier than a regular Marionberry. Doesn't it look healthy!
We aranged the berries along the fence in order of ripening, from Early (July) to Late (October). The early berries are furthest from the house. In order from NW to SE, we have:
- Thornless Loganberry
- Obsidian Blackberry
- Sylvan Marionberry (2)
- Tayberry (3)
- Cascade Blackberry
- Mystery Berry (lost ID tag)
- Chester Blackberry
Once we had planted all the berries along the fence, we also planted a pair of rhubarb startes that Dave had given us, one on each side of the gate. Then I potted up all our remaining plants into larger pots, so they can continue to grow while we think about where they should be permanently planted. Here is our current collection - there's a fair bit of work remaining, as you can see!