It rained for two days straight here in Staten Island, grey, wet, and completely dreary. I was a bit worried about the weather because our basement has a tendency to flood when we get an influx of rain. Thank goodness the basement stayed dry this time, unlike last year when it rained non-stop for days. Last year, we had 2 inches of rain flood our entire basement. I was also worried because we had to be out of town Thursday and Friday of this week, because we were visiting family Upstate for the hub's birthday. I knew that we were expecting deliveries of the new Amaryllis bulbs I had ordered and I received an email stating that our new Asian Pear tree and Red Currant Bush was enroute for a Friday delivery. I hate not being home when we get deliveries. Since we weren't going to be home to receive both deliveries, I left a note on my front door to request the UPS person to please put the packages under my front staircase so that it would be protected from the torrential rain showers. When we returned home Friday night, the packages were safe under the front steps. You GO UPS! They totally ROCK. Totally awesome, the packages were slightly damp, but for the most part, pretty dry!
adorable boys. They gave us these plants as a Christmas present. This grafted tree will grow "Chojuro"and "Drippin’ Honey™" varieties. I am so excited! The tree is self-pollinating and the fruits have different harvest times. Chorjuro will be ready in September, while Drippin' Honey is ready in October. I grew up eating these Asian Pears, they were always a special treat at our home. I am so excited to be growing them in our backyard soon! Also, a main reason we like this pear tree is that the fruit can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 months! Pretty awesome!