Oh, I'm thrilled to see this. It's wonderful that they're providing trees that are regionally appropriate to people. I remember planting my own small redwood in the backyard of my San Francisco home when I was about 10. That redwood was almost 20 feet tall when I left! I hope there are some small-growing varieties for urban gardeners. I think they need trees even more than the rest of us do.
Yay! I love this month's round up of tips and miscellany.
I had no idea it was National Applejack Month, but I will definitely take your advice and restock it in my bar. It's coming up on fresh applejuice season anyway, so I'll need it for apple blossoms - lemon juice, maple syrup, applejack and apple juice.
I'll have to give your way a try too now that I've found some orange bitters locally.
Erin, I thought she was turning a lousy-feeling situation into an amusing story we could all cluck over and shake our heads at. I don't think she's actually suggesting we implant microchips in our $5 plants. Rare $10,000 specimens, maybe, but that's not for us home gardeners to worry about.
Theft really feels horrible, as does vandalism. It's a heck of a lot different then having your plant just up and die on you.
I do landscaping and I've had little issue with theft in this area, but I've had persistent vandalism issues in one garden. I can't even tell you how awful it feels to design a garden, maintain it monthly, talk sweetly to the plants, and one day come and find these lovingly coddled plants shredded, uprooted, broken, and left to die. I'm feeling sick just thinking about it.
I'm laughing to know the story behind the Blue Chip. If I'd been there you coulda had mine with no drunken brawl needed.
Pruning three of those things two summers ago gave me the worst sinus infection of my life from all the hairy white dusty fuzz on the undersides of the leaves. Two courses of antibiotics and six months later I took the drastic action of cutting out all sugar, dairy and alcohol for a month (life was not worth living) and taking some foul orange powder from moonrise, which finally killed the infection. I will never plant a Buddleia again, I don't care how cute they breed them. But I am sorry you lost yours. Blue Chip sounds too small to give sinus infections.
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Apr 30, 2015
vol XXVI issue 18
Growing the Machine
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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