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September Apple Picking

The trees are full and apples begin to fall. Friends and family arrive to pick and enjoy a warm September day.

Butch and Tom wield the handy apple picker. 58 more words

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The last blooms of summer transition to autumn colors. Yellow mums, red knockout roses and zinnias are hardy-to-frost flowers. 9 more words

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Harvest Begins in September

We dug our potato patch and were happy to harvest about two bushels. We have yet to do the potatoes-in-a-barrel. My husband and I wonder if the yield will be comparable. 189 more words

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The Cottage Garden

“We Made a Garden”, Margery Fish entitled her first gardening book in 1956. Her husband had died nine years previously which is perhaps why she was able to document the battles they had over their garden at East Lambrook Manor in Somerset. 712 more words

Tikorangi: The Jury Garden

What Makes Garden Walk Buffalo Gardens So Successful?

Pull up a comfy seat, relax and as a designer, I will tell you. It is not the design per say, but rather the love that goes into each garden creation. 577 more words



The apple trees are standing full of fruit as a prelude to autumn. Every other year it is what we call a heavy season. The fruit isn’t very large but the crop is plentiful, bending the branches into graceful arches and creating shady canopies for the garden swing and hammock. 127 more words

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The Flowers of Door County

For whatever reason, and even the locals do not know, the flowers in Door County, Wisconsin, are especially lush this season. One resident said everything came up large and full. 119 more words

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