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Wednesday, July 09, 2003

A Cold Climate Gardening Journal

I realize every so often that not all of you are living in the desert west, dealing with ever-blooming roses and year-round, out of control weeds. For those of you who get to stop gardening at least a little part of the year, this group blog should be worth a visit.

From the Cold Climate Gardening Journal...

This is a collaborative weblog of gardeners--from novice to master--gardening in hardiness zone 4 and colder. We invite your participation in the comment section.

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Sunday, July 06, 2003


Spent part of the day removing a host of wild figs that had grown up behind the old shed int he back garden. No matter how often I remove these sprouts, they always return. A variety of birds, including crows, jay and mockingbirds love to sit on the power pole above this site and I assume it is they who are depositing the fig seeds again and again.

The job wouldn't be as much of a hassle if I cleared it out regularly, but it is a difficult area to access and somewhat "out of sight, out of mind", so it only gets attention when the plants are too large to ignore. I guess I need to add this task back into my calendar so it will remind me to attack it each quarter.