What’s on my raspberries?

What’s on my raspberries?

Last year was our first year in our new home. We were lucky enough to find a yard that had a ton of existing things that I'd always wanted to grow. Raspberries, peaches, plums, two types of cherries and two types of grapes! Last year the raspberries were AMAZING. not a lot of maintenance to do, and AMAZING yield. The berries were giant! Compliments everywhere we took them. I was looking forward to another great year, we even took some time to build a bramble trellis for them. This year though, it seems fate is not on our side, and we have some sort of rust or blight of some sort. :( boo. raspberry blight. eta: I dont see any gray or purple leigions on the canes of the raspberry, so I'm thinking it's orange rust :( still not good. In other news, my peach tree has the curl again this year. It was so sunburnt from defoliation last year that I'm very worried for it's well being. :( There's many pictures of my garden/yard on my flickr. if you dont mind wading through a few pictures of my kids and such. :)
Sick rosebush?

Sick rosebush?

A bit of picspam

A bit of picspam

Happy Independence Day, American Gardeners!

Happy Independence Day, American Gardeners!

mimosa, mmm!

mimosa, mmm!

How do I control this aloe without killing it? And an avocado question.

How do I control this aloe without killing it? And an avocado question.

I guess it wasn’t such a bad idea.

I guess it wasn’t such a bad idea.