Stella Otto: The Backyard Fruit Gardener

Today's Tip: Mow vegetation short around the base of fruit trees and bushes to reduce winter habitat for rodents.

Tag Archives: Grapes

A Compact, Fruitful Garden Plan

Plan for a compact home fruit garden

As promised last post, here is a sketch of a model fruit gar­den that I saw dur­ing a work­shop last sum­mer at the Berk­shire Botan­i­cal Gar­den. This com­pact gar­den could be used or mod­i­fied slightly to fit even the small­est sub­ur­ban lot. I’ve embell­ished the orig­i­nal design with a few addi­tional ideas of my own. […]

Four Seasons in the Fruit Garden thru the Lens of a Camera — Winter, Part 3

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March is gone, spring is sup­posed to have sprung. Where is it? The ground hog lied! Six weeks is up and we still have win­ter. Two days ago it was a beau­ti­ful sunny zero degrees. So what do we have from fruit gar­den photo-land this month? The rasp­ber­ries are still well pro­tected, under almost 3 feet of snow. […]

Four Seasons in the Fruit Garden thru the Lens of a Camera — Winter

Snow on primocane-bearing raspberriesraspberries

Every blog needs a photo, right? Well, I have to con­fess to being less than stel­lar with a cam­era in my hands.…but I can learn. As a belated New Year’s res­o­lu­tion, I’ve chal­lenged myself to prac­tice. To keep at it, being held account­able helps. So here, for bet­ter or worse (prob­a­bly worse for a while at […]