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.

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Nine Steps to Winter-proofing Your Fruit Garden

As we enjoy the “Indian sum­mer” weather we are also aware that this is the time to pre­pare the fruit gar­den for the win­ter ahead. Up here in the north, as Octo­ber arrives we know that soon the white stuff is going to fly. Here are items not to be for­got­ten that will help your […]

Mayhem in the Fruit Garden — Rodent Feeding and Winter Damage

White bud stage of apricots

As spring tries to arrive, it is time to assess the con­di­tion of our fruit gar­dens. In many parts of the Mid­west and East Coast, win­ter con­tin­ues to try to hold us and our fruit gar­dens hostage. Snow and sleet con­tinue to make what, we all hope, is the last appear­ance. Bit­ter cold does a […]