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"Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Fruit Tree Pollination," by the Whistling Gardener

Growing fruit trees in the northwest can be a very rewarding venture. There is nothing quite like going out to the backyard and plucking a handful of tree ripened cherries or a juicy Asian pear or Japanese plum. It just doesn’t get any fresher than “straight off the tree.”

Growing fruit trees in the northwest can be a very rewarding venture. There is nothing quite like going out to the backyard and plucking a handful of tree ripened cherries or a juicy Asian pear or Japanese plum.

It just doesn’t get any fresher than “straight off the tree.

"The 2022 Gardening Season has begun with the arrival of bare root trees and roses," by the Whistling Gardener

It is finally time to get the new gardening season started. Spring will be here before we know it and it’s good to be ahead of the game instead of playing catch-up for the rest of the year. January is the perfect month to start shopping for roses, fruit trees, berries and grapes, along with other shrubs that are dormant this time of year.

It is finally time to get the new gardening season started. Spring will be here before we know it and it’s good to be ahead of the game instead of playing catch-up for the rest of the year.

January is the perfect month to start shopping for roses, fruit trees, berries and grapes, along with other shrubs that are dormant this time of year.

"Regenerative Gardening: Saving the Planet One Garden at a Time," by the Whistling Gardener

Have you heard of “regenerative agriculture?" I hadn’t until recently, but after a bit of research, I realized that this “new” movement is at its base just an expansion of organic gardening and farming principles that can be adapted from commercial agriculture to our very own backyards. Here are some components of this style of gardening that we should all take to heart…

Have you heard of “regenerative agriculture?" I hadn’t until recently, but after a bit of research, I realized that this “new” movement is at its base just an expansion of organic gardening and farming principles that can be adapted from commercial agriculture to our very own backyards.

Here are some components of this style of gardening that we should all take to heart…

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