PRAIRIE FARE Does Gardening Really Count as Exercise?
When I was very young I loved to help with gardening. Squash, pumpkin and bean seeds were easily within my planting capability. Im not sure I ever graduated to the manual dexterity needed for planting... Posted on 5/16/15 at 12:22 PM
EVERYDAY GOURMET German Pancakes
It's a beautiful Sunday morning and what better way to spend it than with special breakfast. My husband was off to watch his oldest son play hockey bright and early this morning and I had every intent... Posted on 3/22/15 at 9:47 AM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Getting Rid of the Feeling That We're Failures
Just outside our dining room window is an extremely pathetic nectarine tree.
Actually, when it comes to producing nectarines, it's phenomenally successful. With its lack of leaves, hollowed out inn... Posted on 10/1/14 at 4:27 PM
The Midwest is known more for growing corn than cauliflower, but if its farmers raised the fruit and vegetables eaten in the Heartland, they could create thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in income, according to a recent study.
PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s a tiny fruit fly with an exotic name and a taste for some of Oregon’s most valuable crops. And since its surprise and destructive appearance last August, the state’s leading entomologists have been engaged in a frantic, crash course to find it, understand it and control it.
What could be more delightful than to be able to pluck and eat fruit from a tree that you also admire for its beauty?
Every quality valued in a landscape tree — whether it’s textured bark, fall leaf color, bright flowers, even decorative fruits — can also be found in some trees bearing edible fruits.
By Lee Reich, The Associated Press
April 18, 2009
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