Saturday, June 25, 2011


Scattered around our yard are a pretty good variety of berries. Besides the afore mentioned blueberries, we also have Red Currents, Black Currents (not pictured), Aroniaberries, Lingonberries (not pictured), Jostaberries, Native Salalberries not pictured), Native Salmon Berries (not pictured), Native red and blue Huckleberries (not pictured) Honey Berries (a form of honey suckle).

Red Currents

Aronia Berries
Josta Berry

Red Currents are very good for juice and Jellies, as are the Blacks. Although the blacks are tart but flavorful. Aronias are great for juice as well as jelly, but the taste is like nothing anything else you have tasted. The juice is available commercially. Lingon Berrys are a good substitute for cranberries, very low growing (about 8 inches), with very small Berrys. They like wet areas, but not under water. Josta Berries in my opinion are great. They are a combination of the Black Current and Goose Berry, Large, sweet and best of all no thorns. Salal if watered produce a large berry very sweet, but with some seeds. Salmon Berrys are wonderful for pies, The red and Blue Huckleberries useful for jellies, juice, Muffins, and pies.
Honey Berrys

Outside we have Kale, Broccolli, Cauliflower, Brusselsprouts, Lettuce (several varities), Dill, Rudabagas, Turnips, Salsafy, Shelling Peas, More Corn and Beans, Potatoes (red,blue,Russet), Pumpkins, Squash (several types).
Broccolli, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower

Letuce, Dill, ant Salsafy the grass looking stuff past the divider Rudabagas just to the other side of the Salsafy
Peas in Back, Turnips,Kalrobi, can't remember, Rudigagas, and salsafy on the far right.

Head Letuce at the top and a letuce salad selection below.
Green Beans and Corn with Pumpkins at the top of the rows.
Three color Potato patch

OK you've seen the Apple, other fruit includes cherries(3 types), Plums (2 types not pictured), Peach, Pears (four types not pictured), Kiwi both Fuzzy and Hardy.
Our poor Deer Eaten Peach
Fuzzy Kiwi on the left and Hardy Kiwi on the right.
Hardy Kiwi are about the size of a large grape, they do not have any fuzz so you can just pop them into your mouth, Yummm.

Of course we have many flowers to attract the pollenators.
Calendula Officialis
Beside being pretty they are medicinal!
Don't know the name but it is in the Hyacinth family
Pyrethrum or the Painted Daisy, also used to make an Organic pesticide
This Columbine is a cross of the native red and yellow and a Blue and white Columbine the state flower of Colorado.
Tourch Lilly or Red Hot Pokers
Bearded Iris are liked by many.
Salvia or Sage make a great ornamental.

The shade garden contains Hostas, Hucherias, Azaleas, and Hydrangias.

The best part of growing fruits and Vegetables is in eating them.

We also have two Almond trees in the ground, several Filbert trees planted, and English and Black walnuts, Chestnuts, Bauernuts, Butternuts, and Pecans in pots needing to be planted.
Filbert Nuts

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