Monthly Archives: January 2011

I love the sun

What a glorious day today. I enjoy the sunny winter days more because they follow weeks of gray, rainy weather. the birds were chirping and picking seeds from the feeder. The beess buzzed around the Hellebores and Witch Hazel by … Continue reading

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Early bloomers

It is amazing to me that here in Oregon we have plants blooming year round. Perhaps the beauty of winter flowers makes up for the gray days. Certainly our temperate climate and ample rainfall allow the plants to bloom. There … Continue reading

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Pruning and dormant spraying class

On Saturday we held a dormant spraying and pruning class. Debbie shared information on how to prevent disease and increase productivity by judicious spraying with Bonide “Garden Naturals” products and proper pruning. I wasn’t able to listen in on the … Continue reading

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Still obsessing about seeds

I’ve had a chance to look over the Botanical Interests and Territorial seed racks. There are several varieties on each rack that I’m excited about. Territorial has a new Cucumber called ‘Summer Dance’. It is a burpless Japanese type with … Continue reading

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Grow your own sweet delights

Most of the berries are here! Strawberries arrive soon. They are available without soil (aka bareroot). This saves you some money and makes them easier to plant and adapt to their new environment. You can plant now through February, but … Continue reading

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Berries, primroses and seeds oh my!

There are already small signs that spring will arrive on its appointed schedule. Bareroot berries are available on Friday. (Alas, the strawberries will not make their appearance for a couple of weeks.) Five flats of fresh primroses arrived today. I’m … Continue reading

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A New Beginning

A View From the Barn January 7th, 2011 January, the month of second chances and fresh starts. Out with the old and in with the new. At the nursery, we’re getting ready for the arrival of the bareroot berries, fruit … Continue reading

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