First Bloom

The buds of my newly planted Pink Lady apple are finally starting to open. The Pink Lady was hybridized in Australia and is a cross between a Lady Williams and a  Golden Delicious. One of the later blooming apples here,…

Best of Friends

As I prepare for my own vegetable garden this year, I’ve been doing a bit of reading on companion plantings. Some plants just get along better than other plants. One of my new favorite companion plants is borage. This lovely…

Forcing Spring Blossoms Indoors

I recently taught a class on planning a cutting garden and one of the suggestions for having flowers all year long was to force spring blooming shrubs into bloom. I’ve always loved the delicate blossoms of peaches, cherries and apricots,…

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