Monthly Archives: October 2015

Dwarfing fruit trees is an old and effective technology


It’s apple picking season. Like most other people I love fresh apples and nearly everything we make from them. Like many of you I also have a few in my backyard. Mine are semi-dwarf types. We can also purchase standard … Continue reading

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Have I ever told you how much I love October?


October is my favorite month. Air temperatures begin to drop into a comfortable range but the water is still warm. Usually in October here in eastern North Carolina I can go the whole month without using the heat or air … Continue reading

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Fortune Tea Olive has unmatched fall fragrance


Sometimes spotting the fragrant plant is easy. Magnolias and gardenias have very conspicuous flowers. Nobody could miss them. Fortune tea olive is different. Clusters of tiny white flowers are tucked among the foliage. They’re easy for our eyes to miss. … Continue reading

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