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Thursday, 03 June 2010 10:16

Ah, the not so lazy, hazy, crazy days of almost summer...Clematis and honeysuckle are already on the wane... We have loved the scent of the honeysuckle, especially in the morning and in the early evening... it is just one of the best scents in flowerland. Honeysuckle vine is pictured below where it spills over a trellis that it shares with a grape vine.


Honeysuckle Vine

A first harvest of berries. These are grown in containers. There are two blueberriy plants and about 5 large pots of strawberries between the yard and the stoop. Try to utilize every square foot in an urban area. Stairs, stoops, window boxes and fences are great additional space opportunities...


Sping Berries

Sometimes, people say, "but you are only growning handfuls of food!" Have they looked in some of leading restaurants lately? You almost never get the whopping portions that we as Americans have become accustomed to. Americans have to adjust their menus and portion sizes and the obesity rates are proof of that. No, I'm not growing truckloads, but for 2-3 people I do produce enough to have salads and stuff like berries, pears, grapes to augment the meals. Best part is, we know that there are no chemicals or other bad things on the food.


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