If you garden in an area where deer are uninvited visitors, a good fence barrier is invaluable. It’s really the only thing that works to protect our garden plantings and fruit trees. We have 2 different deer proof fencing solutions using galvanized wire in addition to wood boards. Both are unobtrusive to the eye, practically invisible from a distance and totally effective in eliminating deer browsing. Deer don't attempt to leap over the fence because they cannot judge the height of the wire and will not risk hurting themselves. READ MORE
May In The Trial Garden
Last week in our central California trial garden we had a big all-day photo shoot for Country Gardens Magazine. Renee is writing an article with recipes that will appear early next spring on our wonderful specialty heading and container lettuces. Talented photographer Edmund Barr had a fine time working with Renee and capturing these big beauties in many different colors and textures. Now we get to enjoy their flavors in more salads than could possibly eat! (Fortunately there are many happy recipients to enjoy them.)
Our fall planted larkspurs are blooming now with 5 foot tall spires of pastel coral, salmon and white blossoms that sway in the spring breezes. Now we will decide whether to consider offering them as a three color mix next year. The mesmerizing colors of our own Falling in Love Shirley Poppy Mix glow in the sun, and watching the bees buzz around on them is a real treat. April in Paris and Cupani sweet peas that we grew for photos have reached the top of their 6 ft. tall trellises and their colors and fragrances are just divine.
We will report from our Vermont trial garden next month.
Asparagus Frittata A savory and flavorful brunch or light dinner
dish that sets off
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