The Multiflora Rose is in full bloom. It is a good time of year to go on search-and-destroy missions to beat this plant back.
At one time, it was widely distributed by Soil Conservation Districts. It was considered prime pheasant winter food. Then it was determined to be invasive and now it is on most people's zhit-list.
I tolerate blackberries, they are native and edible by humans.
I tolerate Rugosa roses, they are well behaved and provide pollen and nectar for solitary pollinators and parasitiod wasps after the horseradish is done blooming.
I tolerate Autumn Olive, it fixes nitrogen.
Multiflora Rose, Poison Ivy and a few other species are on my eradicate list.
Steuben, the other grape that I thought would make an interesting pollen parent with L50-s as the female is about a week behind Swenson Red.
Obviously, if I want to "catch" pollen from these two varieties with L50-s, then I need to keep the canes buried until we have 200 or 250 GDD.
|I added an extra fastener. It is the one that is horizontal.|
Mrs ERJ was very particular about the kind of refrigerator we bought, lo these many decades ago.
She wanted the freezer on the bottom. Her reasoning was that we access the refrigerator ten times as much as the freezer, so put the fridge in the ergonomic envelop.
Over time, the plastic handle developed cracks and needed replacement.
Looking on-line, parts were about $55.
I confess that it is difficult for me to spend money.
In a thrice, the extruded aluminum part was in my cart.
Like Mrs ERJ says, if you can't be handsome, you can at least be handy!
The garden does not look very impressive. There are huge amounts of visible ground and the plants are tiny.
We could use a rain.