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Sam and Layanee
We, as gardeners, know how important it is to keep natural balances in place for a
productive harvest while keeping Mother Nature healthy for continued prosperity.
We are offering a coupon in this week's newsletter that helps the revolution along by fighting conventional chemicals as well as our weeds and bugs. Battle organically and you'll have Mother Nature on your side.
These methods are also important in other areas of our lives. Let's explore together how we can spread the Green Revolution not only in our gardens, but in our homes, communities and the world in which we live together.
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Tip of the Week
The container is an important tool in picking raspberries. We have found that a plastic milk or juice jug with the top cut out and the handle intact is perfect for hanging on to while picking. For hands-free picking, simply thread a belt or sash through the handle and tie it to your waist.
Did You Know?
A cultivated plant that has run wild and maintains itself without further
cultivation. Common examples of garden escapes are found in phlox, lily-of-the-valley, some pinks, many bulbous plants and fruit trees.
A term applied to certain roses, better known as sweetbrier, and also to Erica arborea, a non-hort, shrub which produces brierwood for pipes
It is neither an artichoke nor does it come from Jerusalem, being one of the few plants really cultivated by the North American Indians.
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Tips from the coop
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Oriental poppies are glorious garden perennials with winsome appeal. They are the ultimate cottage garden perennial and require well drained soil and full sun. Oriental poppies bloom in late spring. They then die back leaving a blank space in the garden so care must be taken when siting this plant. Placing them behind daylilies, baby's breath or filling the gap with seasonal annuals such as dahlias will solve this potential problem.
Oriental poppies are available in a tapestry of colors from watermelon pink, salmon through bright orange, and scarlet through plum wine. The foliage has a downy softness and the flowers a crepe paper texture. Poppies can be one of the highlights of the late spring border.
Poppy in Bud
Photography by Layanee DeMerchant --from the Garden Guys®
Something to Chew On
More than two hundred species of raspberries are grown in the world. Usually Red, Black and Yellow-Gold sorts are sometimes encountered. Related to the blackberry, most cultivated Red raspberries are the result of a cross between the Eurasian species and the American native R. strigosus.
Prized over two thousand years ago, sources say Ancient Greeks were the first to cultivate the raspberry. Growing in many soil types, raspberries do prefer an open and sunny area, well-drained acidic soil and adequate moisture. Raspberry plants have perennial roots with shoots, referred to as canes, that are biennial.
From Specialty Produce
Pastry-Wrapped Brie with Raspberries
Delicious summer party treat!
Makes 8 appetizer servings or serve on a buffet.
1/2 cup raspberry preserves
1/4 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of 17.3-ounce package), thawed
1 13.2-ounce Baby Brie cheese (about 6 to 7 inches in diameter)
1 large egg, beaten to blend (for glaze)
Crackers and baguette slices
Preheat oven to 400°F. Stir preserves, berries and rosemary in small bowl to blend. Season berry mixture with pepper. Roll out pastry on lightly floured surface to 12-inch square. Cut top rind off cheese; discard rind. Place cheese, rindless side up, in center of pastry. Spoon raspberry mixture onto cheese. Fold pastry on 2 opposite sides over cheese. Brush remaining 2 sides of pastry with glaze. Fold over cheese; press seams to seal. Brush pastry with glaze; place on baking sheet.
Bake cheese until pastry is deep golden brown (top of pastry may split open), about 30 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes. Place baked cheese on serving platter. Surround with crackers, baguette slices, and grapes.
From Bon Appétit
by Inez Holderness
Quote of the Week
"The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none."
(1795 - 1881)
A Scottish satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era. Dickens used Carlyle's work as a primary source for the events of the French Revolution in his novel A Tale of Two Cities.
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