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Largely self-teaching gardener and orchardist, working with a few acres of good old Hudson Valley glacial till.
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Most of my attention goes to perennials, although the occasional annual vegetable or herb does sneak in. Fruit trees are a particular point of interest.
Nice backyard (401 - 2500 sq. ft)
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There are a few acres of shady woods here and a few acres of grass. Deer destroy anything that isn't fenced. Buckthorn, multiflora rose, and oriental bittersweet are the major plant pests. I've had tree deaths consistent with phytophthora.