How Do You Like Them Apples!

It's time for an update on the apple espalier as the Fall season gets underway. As much as I hate to acknowledge there's limited time to celebrate the last hurrahs of the growing season in my zone 6 garden I must start somewhere...and what could be better than starting with the Kings of Fall -Apples! …

Continue reading How Do You Like Them Apples!

Advertisements

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 …

Continue reading All In A Day’s Harvest…

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 …

Continue reading Apple Espalier Makes The Day!

Raise what you sow…it’s a great way to go!

Raised beds...consider them for this garden season.  They offer many advantages when growing 'green goods' such as vegetables, herbs or flowers.  The two key advantages raised beds offer are  1) they can be filled with perfect soil and 2) they provide ideal soil drainage.  Plus they are very easy to dig in and plant! A raised …

Continue reading Raise what you sow…it’s a great way to go!