Thursday, July 7, 2011

PLANTS AND TREES

     Besides all the Animals and Produce we also raise a LOT of trees and plants.  In our greenhouses we raise many flowering plants such as Hydrangeas, Fuschias, Begonias, Miniature Roses and Banana plants; hardy for our area.

Hydrangea
    Out of doors we grow many rare and unusual plants and trees including Goji, Sea Buckthorn, Macqui, Aronia Berry, Chilean Guava, Blueberries, Raspberries, and many others.  All of these plants are very rich in antioxidants.  We also sell these plants at our local farmer's markets.

Blueberry

Josta Berry
       (Currant/Gooseberry cross)


Sugarsweet Apple

     On our farm we are blessed to have a one hundred year old Apple trees, called the Smokehouse Apple.  We have renewed these trees with careful and selected pruning as well as repopulated it by grafting.  It is a wonderful heirloom apple and worth keeping and using.  The fruit is perfect for apple pies and is considered by our family as the BEST APPLE PIE! Apple :) 

Our Orchard when younger 2008
  Coos River Beauty Apple (in front)
     We also raise many other Apples, including more than fifty trees, many varieties that are lenghtening to the Apples season to increase our yields of apples without an excess, we also sell apples at our local farmer's markets.
Sweetheart Cherry

     We also have trees of Cherries, Pears, Peaches, Plums, Elderberries, Currants, Gooseberries, Chestnuts, Paw-Paws, Butternuts, Walnuts, Figs, Pineapple Guavas, and then many more that are exotic species, and also experimental for our area. 

Sugarsweet Apple

Moonglow Pear

     We believe in growing as much food as possible for our family and for our customers at the farmer's markets.  We grow all our food organically and with the best varieties available for our area and for our knowledge.  Organically Grown food isn't just the absence of pesticides and chemicals, it is the exceptional plant that is healthy and strong, able to withstand stresses and therefore doesn't need chemicals.
   
     Many of the fruit trees that we grow are specially adapted for our wet weather and rainy cool climate.  We live in the world's largest temperate rain forest and growing food isn't very easy but worth the study and diligence to provide for our family.  We encourage everyone to grow food by planting fruiting trees and gardening.  In many areas of the Country it is much easier to grow food, but can be done almost anywhere even if in a pot on a porch :)


    
 

1 comment:

Me and Mine in a Small Town said...

What a blessing to have all those flowers, plants and trees!! Beautiful!!!!


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