Month: February 2014

Winter in the Northeast

It is winter’s like this where I practice reminding myself that  I get to grow and enjoy the plants we have BECAUSE it snows and gets really, really cold. For 2014 I am continuing to re-landscape our home with edible plants. Winter gives me an opportunity to look differently at the land around me.

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Puget Gold apricot tree. Planted in the spring 2013 and it grew!

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Southwest corner of the yard, looking up.

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Southern side of house. Big maple trees provide summer shade, winter sun. Haven’t quite figured out what to do here. Very underutilized.

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Northern side and area of most experimentation with permaculture concepts. Of course, southside would be better. But this area is not on view as much and I feel more free to experiment. Just about where Luna stands I am hoping to build an archway this summer.

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Another view of north side yard. Echinacea left for birds to enjoy. Hoops are over blueberry bushes.

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New garden window. I can keep herbs close and growing year round! Inside, thyme, lemon verbena, bay.

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Passionflower overwintering. Last summer it grew like crazy up the deck railing and into the sugar maple. I have had very little luck with getting it to bloom though.

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