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: Thomas Jeffeson

Revolutionary Gardens — Take-home Lessons

For those who missed the recent Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Gar­dens con­fer­ence in Michi­gan, here are a few lessons I was lucky enough to take home: Com­post is king. It is at the root of all healthy and pro­duc­tive gar­dens. Good records are gold! They’ll help you repeat your suc­cesses and learn from the even greater num­ber of “fail­ures.” “Fail­ures” are […]

Revolutionary Idea, Revolutionary Gardens

Andrea Wulf and Peter Hatch enjoy a relaxing break during the Revolutionary Gardens conference

I just choose to spend 3 of the most gor­geous fall weather days.…..inside. Yes, inside. Why on earth would any gar­dener in their right mind want to do that when we all know these per­fect days of the sea­son are num­bered? It was pos­si­bly a rev­o­lu­tion­ary idea, a Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Gar­dens con­fer­ence to be pre­cise. Our relatively […]

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 […]