Gardening

Coco loves quince!

Meet Coco, one of my neighbor’s cats. She’s a Somali. Somali’s are a breed of cat born in the 1950s from Abyssinian cat breeding programs. They are tall, long-haired, beautiful cats known for their almost dog-like characteristics. Like most of … Continue reading

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My Organic Quince Efforts Continue

Every summer since planting “QT” (my quince tree in Newport, Rhode Island), I’ve tried to stump the codling moth, apple maggot, and other quince-loving worm invaders from feasting on my quince using organic prevention methods. I’ve used Footies (nylon sock … Continue reading

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May Day Quince blossoms

Fruiting quince trees are in full bloom in California. Easterners will have to wait a few weeks. A quince tree in full bloom is so beautiful. Enjoy! Quince flowers about a week after apples so adding a few quince trees … Continue reading

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QT (short for Quince Tree) in Rhode Island, 1st day of Spring

A mystery surrounds the tending of my quince tree in Rhode Island. I talked about planting QT in Simply Quince, and also about how a team of quince-loving friends and neighbors help tend to the tree’s needs during the months … Continue reading

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Plant an Armenian Herb Garden

People unfamiliar with the Armenian/Middle Eastern table often hesitate to try the cuisine because they believe it is highly spiced and/or uses too many unfamiliar ingredients. Nothing could be further from the truth. Rather than relying on condiments, sauces, or … Continue reading

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Fruiting-Quince Tree Blossoms

Edward Lear’s famous line in The Owl and the Pussycat is gibberish. “They dined on mince and slices of quince, which they ate with a runcible spoon.” Did you know that the word runcible did not exist before Lear published … Continue reading

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Limon Quince Seedling

Are you thinking about planting a fruiting quince tree? Now is the time to order bareroot trees, or, in my case find an adoptive parent for the Limon Quince seedling I have been nurturing since 2009. The seedling came to … Continue reading

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