My name is Elaine Knight, and I live in south Alabama. We (my husband and myself) inherited our property from my grandparents, and we named it "Knight Oaks." This is where we live, work and play.

I love to garden and my husband loves to hunt and fish, so our property is perfect for our retirement years. We have two children and five grandchildren, and it is so much fun to watch our family grow up in the woods. To me the land means "Family," and for that reason it is dear to my heart.



Plum Trees in Early Spring
by Elaine Knight - posted 03/09/12

It is still winter in south Alabama, but it sure seems like spring.  It is 66 degrees, and this morning we had light showers.  This is wonderful weather for southern gardeners, for we have been in a drought situation for the last three years.  Hopefully this is our year back  to normal rainfall. We have had rain most of the winter, and I believe that the shrubs, fruit trees and perennials  will reward the gardener this year with plenty of blooms.  The fruit trees usually bloom early, and one of our oldest trees has really put on a show.  If every flower makes a plum, the tree will not be able to hold them up.  We have had a tree, however, that had so many plums that my husband had to put braces under the heavy limbs to keep them from breaking...........That was a "bumber" crop.............. Jelly is so easy to make; just follow the directions in the Sure Jell box.     







Eventhough this is a very pretty little plum tree, it does not grow as fast or have as many plums as the one with the white blooms.  The plums on this tree are more tart and great to mix with the plums from the other trees when making jelly.



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