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Unearthing the Garden

It hasn’t snowed for a whole day, so I hereby declare the gardening season begun. Spent the day raking leaves off my flowerbeds. Every fall, I pile leaves on, in part to give some extra winter protection and partially in … Continue reading

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Mystery Apple Identified?

The mystery apple in the previous post has been tentatively identified as a Blue Pearmain. I’d have to see and most importantly, taste, a definite Blue Pearmain to be certain, but based on illustrations and the extremely detailed description in … Continue reading

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Arboretum Notes

This year I limited my grafting to Baldwin and Russet. There’s an excellent Russet at the in-laws’ cottage, much nicer than the Golden Russet of the grocery stores. It’s very old and down to one bough now; I really want … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the Arboretum

I spent the morning digging up a plot to put in a dozen raspberry canes I was given. They’re going squeezed into between some daylilies and a rosebush, crammed, of course, far too closely together. Someday I’ll be able to … Continue reading

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First Crop in the Orchard

This is the first year that I’ve had a crop in my tiny orchard (which is pruned savagely to keep it small and, I hope, capable someday of being moved, for when I own my own land). The trees that … Continue reading

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