making the cut: fruit trees

For the gardener who grows fruit trees, the purpose is to grow quality fruit in a reasonable quantity, and harvest safely from from healthy trees. Pruning is a management tool that helps align these goals and balances the needs of both tree and gardener.

rewilding – earth medicine, human therapy

series on changing perspectives on wilding and connecting with the earth to find wellness personally and for the environment “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Jane Oliver, American poet 1935 – 2019 Her work was inspired by nature, rather than the human world. She hadContinue reading “rewilding – earth medicine, human therapy”

making the cut

science based pruning: part 1 – healthy start In the forest no one prunes the plants and trees – so why all the fuss about pruning? I think my library has six ‘How To’ books on pruning, several illustrated guides and one volume, so weighty, that it is used for a door stop in myContinue reading “making the cut”

master the garden

part three botany basics: roots In this third installment of botany basics – roots are discussed. Perhaps the most important system of any plant – is the root system. They absorb nutrients and moisture, anchor the plant or tree to the soil, support the stem or trunk, and store food. In some plants the rootsContinue reading “master the garden”

Biochar: cutting-edge technique with ancient roots

Dating back thousands of years to a civilization in the Amazon Basin, soil scientists have analyzed regions of dark rich soil found within historically inhabited areas and found high concentrations of charcoal and organic matter.