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a good year for roses

In spite of (because of?) very little rain this past winter, it’s been a good year for roses.

Lady Banks roses 2011

Joseph's Coat roses 2011, photo 1

Joseph's Coat roses 2011, photo 2

rose petals and cactus rose wine

Here is the beginning of this year’s harvest of rose petals. Last year I made Cactus Rose Wine out of prickly pear fruit syrup and rose petals.

Joseph's Coat rose 2011 photo 3

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dorset golden harvest

I know they say you’re supposed to thin the apples¬†so the remaining ones will be larger. But I like small apples–just right for a quick snack–so I don’t thin them.¬†

2010 dorsett golden harvest

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an abundance of apricots

apricot harvest 2010

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first cherries

This year my cherry trees produced 5 cherries!

two cherries

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peony

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a poppy, a rose

a poppy

a rose

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arugula

arugula blossoms 2010

bee in the arugula 2010

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