Enjoy Tree Ripened Figs

 For foodies, tree ripened figs are a true delicacy. Most store bought figs do not come close to resembling the rich flavor of a tree ripened fig.  Picked at their height in flavor, figs offer a rich, sweet blend of maple syrup, caramelized apple, and honey toned flavors. Some varieties, like Violette De Bordeaux are […]

Lichen in the Orchard and Why you Should be Concerned

We get a lot of repeat questions at the nursery, and one of the common ones is “What’s this moss stuff growing on my trees bark? This moss is a form of lichen, which is a wonderful little ecosystem of fungus and algae or bacterium. Pretty to look at, this symbiotic colony will form on […]

News from the Farm

It’s been an exciting week around the farm. We had a tornado come through last Sunday and blow down one big tree and a few small trees. Really no damage to our buildings, just the loss of a few of our beloved trees. The tree trimmers have been in cleaning up the mess, and we’re […]

Titan and Krewer Blueberries –Size matters

Let’s face it; there are some things in life where size does matter. When it comes time for picking your berry patch, harvesting the fruit is both a labor intensive as well as a hot job. Most blueberries are dime size and it can take awhile to get you pan full. University of Georgia blueberry […]

News From the Farm

Well, it has been awhile since we sent out a farm report. In the busy-ness of the doing, we sometimes neglect to make time to converse about what we’re doing. For those of you that are wondering whether we are still here, it is very much so. We love gardening and helping people to learn […]

Thank you- We’ll see you in the New Year

Every year the nursery takes a week off between Christmas and New Years. We take this pause to give our crew time to spend with their families and for us to reflect and enjoy some time in the winter woods. It’s the day after Christmas and it’s a quiet time of the year, there is […]

Japanese Raisin Tree Tasty Twigs!

[printfriendly] Japanese Raisin Tree – Tasty Twigs! Now wait one doggone minute – raisins don’t grow on trees!! Well, yes, but really there is such a tree as the Raisin Tree – really, really! While called the Japanese Raisin Tree (Hovenia dulcis), the Raisin Tree actually originated in China and was only introduced to the […]

Jujuba, Fruit for the Reluctant Gardener!

[printfriendly] Jujuba, Fruit for the Reluctant Gardener! What thrives on neglect, loves long hot summers, is salt and drought tolerant, can survive -28F (yup, that’s negative 28) and produces tons of fruit??? – JUJUBA!!! “Jujuba, what the heck is that?” you may ask. Jujuba (Ziziphus jujuba) comes from China and is a sweet fruit with […]

Marinated Arbequina Olives

[printfriendly] Marinated Arbequina Olives Here’s a simple recipe that you can use to cure your Arbequina olives. It’s easily done with very little equipment, and the olives can be processed in small batches. Olives stored in oil will keep for several months in the refrigerator, and develop a rich and spicy flavor within a week […]

Micro Irrigation Solving the Water Problems

The dog days of summer will soon be upon us. If you’re one of those people that spent most of the last summer desperately trying to stretch another snarled garden hose out to the rapidly wilting impatiens, you probably realized that there has to be a better way. Maybe, you think, it’s time to look […]