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Phil Williams

Introduction to Elderberries

The Medicinal Powerhouse
Friday, July 15, 2016, 7:52 PM

I planted a couple of dozen elderberry trees two years ago. They’ve grown rapidly and produced tons of berries this summer. When I planted them, I read that they were a very good medicinal plant to have around and they were essentially maintenance and pest free. As a bonus they produce beautiful flowers and are beneficial to birds and pollinators. » Read more

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How to Plant Bare Root Fruit Trees

Getting ready for bare root tree planting season
Friday, January 10, 2014, 1:21 PM

What is a bare root tree?

A bare root tree is just like it sounds. It comes with the tree, roots, and no soil. This is extremely beneficial to online shippers, as it makes the trees extremely light to ship. I received three trees from Adams County Nursery that weighed less than ten pounds all together. I would not buy bare root trees from a big box store, as it is hard to know how they have been cared for. It is best to buy direct from the grower if possible. I have had good luck with the trees from Adams County Nursery. » Read more

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How to Freeze Summer Fruit

Tips on how to freeze and store a number of summer fruits
Friday, July 20, 2012, 2:06 PM

Stock up on local seasonal fruit from the garden or the farmers market and keep them available for months to come by freezing them.