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A Fig Moment

The season of harvest for our fig trees is about two weeks. This year was no exception. I canned my last batch of fig jam Tuesday and dated the labels 7/21/15. 987 more words

Fig and Fruit Tree Room

Above Photo Taken July 24, 2015

I live in a house that was built in 1953.  Typical of many very split-level houses built at that time, the back of the house has a very tall and very bare wall that is only interrupted by 1 tiny window.   727 more words

Arbors & Trellises

How to Espalier Fig Trees


As a final note, growers of Chicago Hardy do have one warning I plan to take to heart.  This particular variety of fig fruits much less if unpruned, so be sure to cut stems back to 30 inches every year and clear out all but three main branches. 517 more words

Espalier Fruit Trees

The Fig Tree

                        for my parents

In autumn they tie the bare branches into loops,
Then build a shelter with wood and tarps–

The tree is my father’s island, the home he never left, 53 more words


New life: Fig trees

After looking at the state of the lemon trees, here’s some good and bad news regarding our fig trees. We have numerous wild green fig trees that grow around here in the hedgerows. 272 more words


Rainbow Lorikeets

Lately a few rainbow lorikeets have been visiting us, stopping to snack on the ripe figs hanging over the neighbour’s fence. How gorgeous are these beautifully coloured little birds!  20 more words


Surrounded by jungle's quietness at night

An extract of my Travel Diary from Thailand. This was the first trip of this characteristics I ever joined, the first time I was travelling to a country where everything is wild and rural outside the main cities, and where elephants and monkeys run free among the field crops and roads. 714 more words