Monthly Archives: January 2016

Rosemary Rooting

I’ve been doing a lot of “layering in place” experiments, which is I guess technically air layering.  I basically cut a slit in a plastic pot, wound the stem of the plant – in this case rosemary – wire the … Continue reading

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Felix Gillet Institute on NPR

Excited to hear a story about the Felix Gillet Institute on NPR today. I was just visiting with my Felix Gillet quince yesterday, and it’s looking well established, and will hopefully put on some good growth this year after all … Continue reading

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Burning Boards

Worked a little today on the raised bed project, using a propane torch to burn the cedar boards I milled over the summer in a yakisugi sort of way…

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Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beetles!

If you look closely, you’ll see Frank. It was a tough year for the garden, and a tough year for the forest as well.  Drought-weakened trees succumbed to beetles all throughout the county, including many in my little bit of … Continue reading

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