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Echinacea From Seeds. 9.17.18
Yes, thanks, Kathy. Regular potatoes heal differently than sweet, however. I'm eating the cut ones (sweet) as fast as I can! They rot very quickly.
Today, I'm going to slow cook a bone broth mixture of potatoes, carrots, parsnips, onion, and green beans (garlic, of course). It's delicious and so good for you. Can't wait for supper!
Daniel, thank you! I loved doing it; I hate leaving it; I have an opportunity to design another garden.
For me, Crataegus phaenopyrum: Washington Hawthorn was my choice because I saw them In Ireland used as hedgerows. They were pruned by vehicles hitting the brittle branches forming a formal looking hedge. The trees were in full bloom, white, filled with bees, and a subtle fragrance.
When I returned home, I planted one near my canopied deck over the garage. The autumn color was stunningly beautiful, pure copper/red. It had horrid thorns, three inches long and they broke the skin without breaking from the limb. A painful tree to prune.
The tree snapped at a crotch that I should have pruned to a single trunk while young to remove the vulnerability. Scott, the man who does my pruning, bolted the broken branch back in place, but it did not survive. Cary cut the tree down leaving a trunk about five feet tall that I used as a bird feeding station. I put a five feet diameter wire fence around it to protect birds from cats while feeding on the ground.
Larry and Old Baldy (me) beside the bird feeding station. I neglected my garden during my 2013 dance with cancer. My hair came back and so did I.
What's wrong with hawthorn, Daniel? It could be a beautiful border of your ravine.
Sounds like a lot of garden clean-up going on. I'm on the bandwagon, too. I stasrted to hack down raspberry canes, but then read it shouldn't be done 'til late winter, early spring. Oops.
Time to mow down the asparagus, remove tomato cages, and level out the potato and squash mounds. I'll leave broc. and Br. sprouts for another month or so. Kale and collards, too. If it's a mild winter, they may survive well into the new year.
Daniel, I'm enjoying my persimmons. Wish you were here!
Daniel, Thanks for the list of apples you are "partial to". Your list adds to my "Seek, Taste, and Find ones I like" file.
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