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: Monticello

Four Seasons in the Fruit Garden thru the Lens of a Camera — Spring, part 2

Rhubarb --- The first Edible Harbinger of spring

Spring in the fruit gar­den is still run­ning very far behind here in the north coun­try. At least we are start­ing to see green buds. Cher­ries that are nor­mally in bloom around Mother’s Day finally make a show it for Memo­r­ial Day. Once I felt the last snow was truly behind us and the danger […]

The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello: Thomas Jefferson and the Origins of American Horticulture — Book Review

The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Monticello Peter J. Hatch

Book Review   Title: The Fruits and Fruit Trees of Mon­ti­cello: Thomas Jef­fer­son and the Ori­gins of  Amer­i­can Hor­ti­cul­ture Author: Peter J. Hatch Strong points: Where to begin? This book is as infor­ma­tive and fas­ci­nat­ing as it is beau­ti­ful! It belongs in the library of every seri­ous fruit gar­dener, no really every gar­dener! It also belongs […]