Archive for September, 2014

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A Look Into Autumn

September 17, 2014

I am thinking about autumn and what it will bring.

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The obvious is shorter days, longer nights, gentle breezes, and cool temperatures.

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The world will shrink as birds migrate, insects overwinter, and deciduous plants and trees transform from intense hues to bare limbs. Backyard gardeners will plant winter crops or put their beds to rest until spring.

Rest sounds good to me.

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This is the time of year that I want to be lazy, but as it happens every fall, I will be raking acorns and oak leaves through December.

So much for rest . . . the work has just begun.

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Hidden Blossoms

September 2, 2014

Fruit Gallery #4:

The most fascinating feature about fig trees is the blossoms. You’ll never see them because they grow inside the fruit to produce tiny seeds creating a crunchy texture.

Some of you have read the story about my fig tree. After the tree was nearly destroyed three years ago it made a comeback. But it is mostly suckers and produces more foliage than fruit. The figs that do grow are tiny. I’m not sure anything can be done to correct the problem, but it makes a nice deciduous shrub. It appears the squirrels are getting more figs than the birds; the oak stump beside the tree is littered with dried fig skins. For sure, it is the hidden blossom-produced seeds that they love.

For information on growing fig trees go to:

http://www.almanac.com/plant/figs

 

 

 


 

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