Friday “Top 10”

You know how things just kinda sneak up on you...like maybe a few too many trips to the ice cream store over the summer, a few too many pairs of cute flip-flops, or even a few too many 50% off annuals and discounted perennials. Well, when you spend a few too many days out of …

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Growing Cherries In Your Own Back Yard

The harvesting of sweet cherries is one of the premier growing/gardening experiences of June here in the Intermountain West (Zone 6).   And although the rest of the garden is showcasing beautiful flora and tasty produce, local cherries, being one of the starlets of June, steal the show! I don't grow my own cherries yet but I have …

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Apple Espalier Makes The Day!

Another cool, blustery spring day makes one wonder when the "normal" temps are going to start for this year!  Many perennials are getting off to a slow start but the cool weather hasn't hindered my apple espalier (pronounced es-PAL-yay) one bit.  The Fuji apple tree has doubled, maybe tripled its blossoms this year making a …

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Ms. Elberta Peach Makes a Scene!

Ms. Elberta Peach made a scene!  She went all out garnering as much attention as possible in her surrounding neighborhood.  She started by unfurling her delicate rosy-pink blossoms all at once and then perfuming the vicinity with a scent as sweet as Chanel No. 5!  The neighbors, although they are few (Mr. Rhubarb, The Raspberry …

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