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2014 mid-season orchyard report

For the first time in several years the orchyard entered July with plenty of water. The trees and vines are green, the grass is green, and the garden is green (perhaps slightly too green thanks to rampant weed growth!). Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Seattle Soundings – urban pollinators

While walking along the Seattle waterfront, my eyes picked up a small movement in a rugosa rose. Looking closer I found it to be a pollen laden bee, and as I continued walking I found a surprisingly large number of … Continue reading

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Through the camera – old and new

New growth on a rose which has not yet lost last season’s hips.

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Through the camera – the last rose

Located in a sheltered spot under the barn eaves and against the dark brown wall, the last rose of the season recently opened. A couple of days later it too succumbed to a hard freeze.

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Tokyo views – the last rose of winter

Spring is approaching, but for many of us here from colder climates it never really felt like winter to start with. I am not used to seeing roses in Feburary, even those with a touch of frostbite.

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Some thoughts on mail order nurseries

It is winter in Tokyo. Warmer and drier than I had expected and the late camellias are still blooming, but the last leaves of a late starting autumn have fallen. The landscape contractors are out in force through the city … Continue reading

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