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Apples and Pears…Oh My! Garden Observations and Recipes

Apples and Pears…Oh My! Garden Observations and Recipes

I have a small garden on the edge of the city with one heirloom apple tree and one pear. I am swimming in fruit. The apples are done but the pears are prolific this year. I don’t use any pesticides and grow everything in my garden organically. Most of us urban organic...

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A Four-day Summer Dinner Menu For Visitors

I don’t know about you but when I have friends or family visiting, the first thing I think about after the excitement of seeing my visitors is what I’m going to feed them. I tell my family, “food is love.” Now, certain television celebrities or maybe psychologists...

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Hummingbirds

I had one of many encounters with a hummingbird yesterday in my garden by the crocosmia (montbretia: family Iridaceae). It was dusk and I was walking towards the garden gate on the north side of the house to lock it and here comes Mr. Anna’s Hummingbird, (males have...

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