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May Gardening Guide

Well, the weather went from pleasantly cool to uncomfortably warm in no time at all this past week.  My peaches are growing well, the nectarines not so well. The apples are all on the branches I didn’t prune during the winter, so I’ll be needing a pole harvester.  All the pears decided enough was enough […]

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Team Players in the Garden, Anyone?

The best companion plants not only improve the growth or flavor of their mates, but also repel insects and critters.  Aromatic plants usually make good companions, with their abilities to discourage or distract unwanted munchers in your garden.  The would-be diners are either put off by the fragrance of the plant, or are simply don’t […]

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