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The ducks have a new yard, my future tomato and bean garden. 12.22.17
Do annuals or biennials turn into perennials sometimes? We have a pair of hollyhocks that have been coming back for like six or seven years now.
We all probably saw this video before, but it is so timely with your discussion of tree grafts, I want to share it again.
The Tree of 40 Fruits
Sam Van Aken, Associate Professor of Sculpture at Syracuse University, an artist with a passion for stone fruit discusses his recent sculpture designs It is at home in the fruit orchard and in the art gallery.
A friend in the garden indeed. I've often thought of finding some snakes to put in my garden, but haven't tried it yet.
Daniel, that clearing you made to sit in looks beautiful and peaceful.
Hope your back gets better soon. I used to go to chiropractors because the first one seemed to help my low back pain. However, it could have been coincidence because from what I read now, their explanations are bogus, it's questionable if they really do any good, and they can definitely do harm cracking your neck.
I did enjoy the massages I received before the adjustments at my last chiropractor. If I had the money, I would find a place where I could get good massages and go regularly, although I very seldom have any back pain.
Daniel, your stamina amazes me; your ability to plant and transplant trees and shrubs fills me with wonder. How do you get so much done? Just reading about your projects makes my joints ache.
I wonder if poor old Charlie would be happy sitting beside you in the sunroom?
May I be so bold as to suggest you go in for a really good massage and chiropractic treatment and take a day or two of rest?
Thanks for all the encouragements ( I needed that) and Joan's video. I like that term 'food forest'.
It was my son's suggestion to grow some fruit trees. Several years ago he helped me with our garden vegetable and he didn't like it much... weeds! So in order to keep my son outdoors I took up the suggestion of his fruit trees idea. I still need to get one more fruit tree.
We already started digging the hole. I made a screen to remove all the large rocks. When Randal mentioned worms I looked back and I don't remember digging up any worms....anywhere? Something wrong here? I dunno.....
Speaking of nurseries, I went to three nurseries to buy to a soil testing kit but none of them carried any! So I had to order mine online. And Kathy, the nursery that had the costly paw paw, one of the gardeners there did warn me that transplanting paw paw is a risky chance. So for the price they were asking for a three footer was not worth the risk.
I forgot which you tube this was on but according to this guy, if starting from seeds or pit from a fruit bought at a store, better go the farmers market and buy the fruits. The chance are that these fruit are locally grown and are not irradiated nor have chemicals on them which makes them viable candidates for healthy fruit trees. So to save money, we will start our seeds and pits from locally grown fruits.
Thanks for all the encouragements and suggestions.
Interesting video, Joan. I'm willing to try it because plums, apricots, and nectarines fail most every year, either from no pollination or "worms".
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