Backyard - Redux

Backyard – Redux

It’s been one year since we re-landscaped our backyard. Some parts of the project were a hit and other parts were definitely a miss. Some of the highlights are set out below:

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Raised Beds

Hit – Raised Vegetable Garden Beds. This was an almost a miss. The garden area was planned for a space between the fence and the Pergola, which wasn’t too much of a problem, except that the architect designed a…

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"Il y a de nos gens qui mangent les pommes d’amour, pour se rendre plus disposts au ieu des dames"  (There are people who eat our apples of love, to make themselves more disposts the ladies God) ~Matthioli (1544). #eggplant_love #aphrodisiac #loveapples

"Il y a de nos gens qui mangent les pommes d’amour, pour se rendre plus disposts au ieu des dames" (There are people who eat our apples of love, to make themselves more disposts the ladies God) ~Matthioli (1544). #eggplant_love #aphrodisiac #loveapples

For the Chill of It: Harvesting Pears

For the Chill of It: Harvesting Pears

This is my first year harvesting Bartlett pears. I’ve grown pears before, when I lived in the Pacific Northwest, but focused only on Asian pears. I did have a Bartlett tree for pollination purposes, but I’m ashamed to admit that while I harvested the Asian pears, I let those Bartlett pears drop and rot. (Bad gardener - bad, bad gardener).

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Pear Tree 2012

My pear tree in California was planted in…

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