CREATING AND MANAGING BOUNTIFUL WOODLANDS FOR SAN JUAN ISLAND

Bountiful Woodlands are orchards designed in the image of the savannah or open woods. Apples, plums and other fruits are planted in groupings that mimic natural systems, with berry bushes and herbs in the understory.

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PLANT SALES AT THE FARMERS MARKET

Come find me at the Farmers Market at Brickworks in Friday Harbor.

Here’s the plant inventory for Saturday’s market, April 26:

Aronia Berry: great for juicing, high in antioxidants.

Blueberry: North Blue, Blue Crop, Chandler, Chippewa, Patriot, Toro, Duke, Jersey…

Arbutus unedo, standard and compact forms: Great evergreen, fruit good in preserves.

Indian plum: native shrub, whose flowers are the first to open in spring.

Red-flowering currant: native shrub, whose flowers bring the hummingbirds north.

Lindens, bigleaf and littleleaf: Tasty young leaves for salads, flowers for tea.

Jostaberry: a cross between black currant and gooseberry, this is a prolific and tasty berry.

Hosta lancifolia: nice leaves for salads

Wintergreen: evergreen groundcover whose berries taste like wintergreen lifesavers!

Rhubarb: the classic spring time pie making plant.

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