Arielle, if these blackberries don't survive in the micro-climate I have picked out for them (along the west side of the house, good sun, bone dry) I'll revert to the idea of transplanting some wild black berries. They often grow very well here, and their fruit is succulent, though more seedy than cultivated fruit. I'll need to move some dwarf lilacs to make room for the black berries. Perhaps I'll find an even better spot, so the lilacs can stay.
I committed an act of treason against my 2 young apple trees. They had been top pruned in the nursery before being shipped bare root last year. But, that set their first scaffold branches about 4' high. I want to keep these trees short enough that I can manage them without any ladders. So, I lopped them down to about 30" high. Time will tell if I just did a stupid, or not! I think my seedling pear is big enough that I can graft it this season. I want to put Seckel, and one other variety on it. Need to take a course, or do some extensive reading. New experience!