Wilson's First Blooms via @Bren In BGgarden
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First Blooms ... maybe we will get fruit this year?!
Wilson's First Blooms via @Bren In BGgarden
Wilson’s First Spring
You can imagine our surprise when when this super skinny box arrived last spring from Stark Bro’s. Desperate to get some apricots from our own garden we were eager to get this sapling plante…
Its the last blooms .... come enjoy them with me! #roses #gardening
Distant Drum, Drum Sunrise
Distant Drum Sunrise!
This just maybe my last walk and share from my front rose garden to capture the blooms for 2014. After being cheated out of a spring filled with new rose blooms I’m not going to complain abou…
It’s early a late morning share from my rose garden that I started out front my sun room two years ago. September 25 was a perfect weather day in the garden with a cool breeze and temperature…
Hibiscus Begin To Green in the greenhouse today!
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Head Start on Spring Gardening
One of the really cool things about having your own home greenhouse is being able to get a head start on spring. It maybe 50*F one day and then snow storm the next in March in zone 5b Ohio where I…
Kitchen Herb Gardening | by Teeny Tiny Kitchen
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Kitchen Herb Gardening | by Teeny Tiny Kitchen ***NOTE - HYDRO PLANTS.... HELL YEAH.
Kitchen Herb Gardening | by Teeny Tiny Kitchen.... I need these rooting jars
Our Kitchen Garden...some great inspiration for indoor herb gardening.
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Kitchen Herb Gardening #plant
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Our Kitchen Garden
I don't know about you but I could totally enjoy salsa any time of the year!
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I grow it so I can share it so please check out this always fresh recipe that will warm up any day. bggarden.com/blog/2010/03/18/chorizo-wrap-salsa/
My world has jumped from winter into spring and I have been super busy working to keep my seedlings growing strong in the greenhouse. With the busy days filled with garden work and the switch ove…
Chicago Hardy Fig tree with fruit on via @Jeavonna Chapman #MooPooTea fed
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“#gardenchat #gardenwalk It is hard to be frustrated about the summer heat. Chicago Hardy @StarkBrosCares”
Lime Shrub I've been enjoying on my Ohio front porch for 3 years! #gardenchat
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Lime Shrub : I found the best selection of citrus shrubs at Benches Garden Center in Ohio : Independent Garden Centers ROCK!
My very first citrus shrub that was gifted from Black Diamond Nursery in Perrysburg,Ohio. I had just completed a photo assignment in 2009 for a project I was doing for Garden World Report featuring…
Orange, Growing Your Own, What You Grow, Apples, Blossoms
Well, it's apples vs. satsumas in my yard. But both are in bloom and both smell divine! Citrus, as you may know, grows quite well in south Louisiana. I planted my own citrus - a satsuma, an orange, and a kumquat - a few years ago, after I discovered that my son has quite a taste for it. The kumquat has been productive, the orange tree died during an extended freeze, and the satsuma has yet to produce a ripe fruit. Yet the satsuma makes flowers each year, and this year - the third year after being planted - is no exception. Every time I walk outside, I can smell the blossoms in the air. The bees can, too, and have been busily working to pollinate all the flowers! Citrus is big here, as are figs and blueberries, and my pear is quite productive, too. But apples? Well, two of my co-workers have apples trees - actually, two of my co-workers' mothers have apples - but they bring them in now & then ... though I must report that they never share. So last year, in my effort to expand my mini-orchard, inspired by my co-workers and with much help from the folks at Stark Bro's nursery, I found two apples that will grow in my warm climate. Grow AND hopefully produce fruit one day! After talking to Stark Bros. customer service, reading its website, and doing some research on my own, I settled on two dwarf apple trees: Winter Banana Antique and a regular old Golden Delicious. While red delicious and a couple of others were recommended for pollinating my Winter Banana, none of the selections were recommended for my zone. The Golden Delicious, on the other hand, is, plus it is self-pollinating, which greatly increases my chance of getting apples from at least one tree. The Winter Banana, which is reported to have a "subtle aroma of banana," was the first to leaf our and bloom this year. The first few leaves came out, and I anxiously awaited the blossoms. My pear tree is generally covered in blossoms before any green leaves appear, so I thought that maybe I would have to wait until next year to see an apple blossom. Imagine my delight, however, when I saw these buds! Who knew apples began their blossoms in pink? Just lovely. On the same day, I noticed that another branch had blossoms ... real, true, live apple blossoms. All the way down here at the top of Zone 9. Of course, I had to have a little sniff, since I am so spoiled with satsuma blossoms right now. The smell is so sweet and lovely, I just can't describe it. It's different than the citrus and even the pear, with its light and delicate scent. It's not bold, like the satsuma, or elusive, like the pear, but just a very sweet and welcome addition to my life experience. I am so happy with my apple trees, even if it is another or two before I see a fruit. The words attributed to Martin Luther remain ever true today: "Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
Apples vs. Oranges ... blossoms, that is.