You'd think that Johanna would bring some serious Rocky Mountain credibility to the Westphoria team by being a Denver native, but forget it – she hates skiing, loathes Fat Tire, and basically has a fear of camping (a bear could eat me). Sorry, Colorado! She regains all cred by being a fully-transitioned Bay Area cliché–knowing how to slaughter a chicken, occasionally biking 40 miles to work, and not batting an eye while blasting the heat during a freezing San Francisco summer.
It’s bare-root planting time, and our January issue features the latest and greatest in hybrid deciduous stone fruits (peaches, plums, pluerries—that’s right—plum-cherry crosses). When Phil Pursel of Dave Wilson Nursery came to the Test Garden to help us plant a few trees of our own, he did something I’d never seen before—he chopped each baby tree right after planting it. […]
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