Month: November 2007

Granny Smith apple harvest – pretty late this year

I’ve been waiting to harvest the Granny Smith apples, because they haven’t been ripening well this year. It could be a number of factors, including the spider mites that attacked the leaves this year, probably making it less productive of sugars, and it could be that our fall got really cold in mid-September and stayed […]

Ideas for the long, narrow flowerbed

In my previous post, I mentioned seeking advice from GardenWeb members about making the backyard flowerbed better next year. The design forum turned out to be the landscape design forum, and most people there are interested in major redesigns, when I was just looking for some flower and plant arranging ideas. They suggested moving the […]