Monthly Archives: July 2014

Japanese maples and why

In the past I planted a couple different Japanese maples. This year I noticed how much I like them. Below is the first one I brought home long ago. It’s grown to about ten feet tall, in complete shade, beneath birch trees … Continue reading

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Currants, and rolling thunder

I harvested the currants this week,  just like if I knew what to do with them. We have a red currant bush and a black currant bush and this is the first year there were many to pick. It is … Continue reading

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