Category Archives: Gardening

Hardy kiwis

I’ve had to wait over 10 years, but my female kiwi finally set fruit in 2014 after probably 12 years. The fruit are tiny — about the size of a big grape — but wonderfully delicious.

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DIY olla planter for swamp milkweed

In my futile quest to attract monarch butterflies to my yard, I recently planted swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata).  There are other kinds of milkweed (e.g., the orange-flowered A. tuberosa, butterfly weed) that you can plant here (Zone 7A), but adult monarchs … Continue reading

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