Raspberry Riches

A series on the Fall garden could never be complete without mentioning ever-bearing raspberries. My raspberries have become RICH... in color, taste and volume and it's been amazing. I have three raspberry bushes (Varieties: 'Heritage', 'Amity' and 'Summit') and this is the second year in my garden so the first real year of production. But …

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All In A Day’s Harvest…

I've been out of the garden again to enjoy some of the other fine things in life... like traveling abroad with my spouse celebrating the opportunity to spend time alone together as well as the years we've been together (16).  Our trip to France was fabulous and I was inspired by many of the simple …

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A Pickin’ and A Grinin’ Pacific Northwest Style

During our recent visit to the greater Portland, Oregon area we had the opportunity to go blueberry picking.  It was in our favor that the Western states experienced a very cool spring and late start to the growing season because typically Northwest blueberries would be on strong in July but this year early/mid August was …

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Returning To The Garden

As I noted earlier in August, it is hard to leave the garden in late summer during the prime harvest season if you are growing food.  A type of garden anxiety disorder can be ignited while you are busy running around getting everything to a point where it will be o.k. to leave if for …

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I like Sambucus…

Say the word Sambucus...(sam-boo-kus)... Isn't it just  fun to say?  I think so but maybe my judgement has been swayed a bit because Sambucus can be an amazing specimen in your garden. Sambucus (also known as elderberry) is a genus of shrubs that can be used in many ways including food, drink, medicine and a great food …

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