Category Archives: flowers

Twice blooming fruit trees?

The past few years I have noticed something unusual. My fruit trees bloom twice. Once in early spring, when I am expecting it, and once in mid-summer when I am not. I noticed it first in our pear tree. With … Continue reading

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Hoppity Hops!

[caption id="attachment_1737" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Hops at the pub Hops growing outside the pub[/caption]

Our local pub grows hop vines around its patio. Scott, ever one to simply ask, inquired as to whether we could pick some. Yes, but please limit yourselves to one grocery bag. And so we found ourselves along the sidewalk and parking lot of the pub on a busy evening Continue reading

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Sweet Summer Lunch

From the garden: lettuces, baby kale, baby spinach, first strawberries, cilantro flowers.

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Spring pick-me-up

Gorgeous, sunny, warm days of outdoor work interspersed with dreary, cold, rainy days of planning. Here are some pics to keep us going on the latter.

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