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freshly picked from my front yard…ready to eat or make a pie!!!!

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My jonagold apples

I did the organic route and every single apple got worms so far
These apples were used, I cut away the good parts and made an apple pie with them!

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young garden and the man that planted new grass seeds, for the third time

lettuce garden

hyacinth grow wild in Oregon

bluebells

azalea

apple tree jona gold when it was about three years old

fig and bushes

strawberry flower

fern on my back porch

antique roses from early 1900

hydrangea bushes grow wild

the wisteria took nicely

figs

currants

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my garden artichokes

heavy, mysterious and beautiful…why not share, and afterwards I will see if the leaves will close up or if we just cook and eat them as usual

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pink roses

pink roses

a bush we saved from oblivion in a corner of our back yard when we bought the house

grows tall, full of blooms….

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I definitely wanted an organic garden, planted 10 small lettuce sprouts and watered and tended to them. As they grew they started atracting friendly visitors that put a few holes in each leaf.  I discovered many baby slugs, or snails, and tried the old fashioned beer method.  It did work for a while but the slug fest continued.  I often picked them off by hand, but it continued.  Then I started picking the lettuce and noticed as it sat in bowls, soaking, little slugs and snails started to surface.  They were the ones doing all the damage to my small organic garden.  I think the solution is to keep the lettuce in a large vessel while it’s growing, or a raised bed.  The slugs came from everywhere, I am sure.  Nevertheless it is beautiful and we are enjoying it!small snail in my lettuce

small snail in my lettuce

 

 

Lettuce from my garden

Lettuce from my garden

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gardens awake!

It’s time for my garden to awaken and so it is!  It’s been a long road, from a patch of grass to a lush perennial bed and newly seeded lawn.  The fig gave 9 amazing yellow honey fruits last year, and this year I am counting 37.  The apple tree looks healthy too!  

 

figs from our garden

figs from our garden

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