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Plantidote of the Day 2011-03-07

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apricot in bloom

One nice thing about the heavy rains here in Zone 10 this winter -- the plants are all responding by producing loads of leaves and blossoms. This apricot tree usually has about half as many blooms. But this year, it's completely over the top. Just a few more months and it'll be time to make apricot pineapple jam!

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Submitted by Lex on

Just a few more months and the fruit trees will be blooming. Sometimes i envy you of more temperate climes, but i'd rather build a small hay bale house with a big basement inside a really big greenhouse. Your climate but in the solitude of the north woods.

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Submitted by gmoke on

I always try to inhale the scent of apricot blossoms in the week or so that they're available. There's one ailing apricot tree that I know of left in the neighborhood and I make it a regular stop on my rounds during the season.

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