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The November Garden: Native Garden

The November Garden: Native Garden

Last week I was busy wrapping up fall clean-up in the kitchen garden. The weather was warm, almost summer-like. Since then a storm rolled through, and provided some much needed rain. Behind the storm late last week a cold-front brought us our first frost of the...
The Bright…and Dark Side of Daffodils

The Bright…and Dark Side of Daffodils

Daffodils are some of the most eagerly anticipated early heralds of spring here on the farm. When our orchard slope was first cleared, the entire area looked depressingly bare. Even with the newly planted fruit trees in place, there was a definite lack of presence in...
February Garden Update

February Garden Update

Our gardens are surely feeling neglected at the moment, so we’re briefly interrupting our goat shed construction to bring you a peek at our February garden. It’s interesting to see how this year compares to last.  Some plants are behind this year, and...
Dutch Master Daffodil

Dutch Master Daffodil

The skies are dreary and grey again, and rain is imminent, but yesterday was a perfect spring day.  The sun was shining, and our daffodils are starting to bloom.  Last fall we were confronted with the newly denuded hillside that is to become the orchard.  Not wishing...
Salvia ‘Purple Majesty’

Salvia ‘Purple Majesty’

Salvia is the largest genus in the mint family, consisting of more than 900 species of plants, from culinary and medicinal herbs, to stunning garden flowers.  The word Salvia comes from the Latin ‘salvare’, meaning to heal or save.  The leaves of...