Posts Tagged What’s Wrong With My Fruit Garden?

Raspberries

Last year’s bumper crop of red raspberries lingers in memory as we toil away pruning, weeding, and tying canes to the new support system we’re building. A lot of work but oh so worth it!

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Peach Trees

Our peach trees are just beginning to flower, promising another summer of abundance from our garden. Hopefully there will be enough bees around to pollinate them. We grow lots of flowers with our veggies and fruit in order to feed the bees.

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Breaking News

We were delighted this week to find one of our books, “What’s Wrong With My Fruit Garden?”, in the new spring catalog from Stark Brothers. How wonderful! Now we have to get busy and order yet another fruit tree. We already have 12!

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Hazels in Bloom

It’s mid-January and our hazel nut trees are in full bloom. The dangling catkins of male flowers glow bright yellow when lit up by sunbreaks. The tiny female flowers that will become the nuts are barely visible at this stage.

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Figs and Figsickles

Freeze fresh figs as soon as they’re ripe to make figsickles to enjoy any time of year. We’ll have figsickles today, New Year’s Day 2016, as part of our feasting celebration.

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Breaking News

Breaking News: We are pleased to announce the release of What’s Wrong With My Houseplant? from Timber Press, late January, 2016. Click photo for more…

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Speaking Engagements 2016

Speaking Engagements 2016: We’re speaking at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show this year on Friday, February 19, at 5:45 pm in the Ranier Room. Click photo for more…

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Potted Lemons

“Our ‘Improved Meyer’ lemon is perfectly happy it its pot and produces fruit for us every year. Because lemon requires very little heat compared to other citrus, especially grapefruit, you will easily obtain edible fruit from container grown lemons. And besides, the plants are handsome, the foliage is lovely, and the fragrance of their flowers is heavenly, all of which makes them desirable houseplants that more »

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Peach Flowers

“The peach is a highly ornamental small tree with beautiful large pink flowers in spring and attractive yellow/orange foliage color in the fall. The delicious fruit might be considered a bonus in addition to the landscape value of the tree.” Excerpted from “What’s Wrong With My Fruit Garden?” by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth. Timber Press, December, 2013. Click here to order your copy of more »

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Apple Scab

“Brown corky spots occur on fruit and brown spots develop on leaves. Fruit may become deformed. Apple scab.” Excerpted from “What’s Wrong With My Fruit Garden?” by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth. Timber Press, December, 2013. Click here to order your copy of the book .

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