Monday, February 26, 2007


I spent all day organizing the horticultural information I've compiled during the outrageous number of hours I've spent combing the web.

Here is the fruit of my labor: Resources

Friday, February 23, 2007


Colors of Spring

Oxalis! Yellow, ever-growing.
Oxalis green: My heart o'erflowing
With deepest, blackest, lethal loathing
Beats for your demise.


Thursday, February 22, 2007


A friend that lives in Livermore wants to grow tamarillo (his wife is from New Zealand). Where can he find plants and what kind of care of they need? Thanks a bunch. He's been nagging since he found out I am in the CRFG. Thanks Alice

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Sacramento CRFG Chapter Plant Sale--at the Zoo!

Here is some info from the Sacramento chapter about an upcoming plant sale.

Bloomin Crazy Day

Plant Sale

March 3rd, 9:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

At the Sacramento Zoo

We (Sacramento chapter) are being given the opportunity to have a table to hand out information and have a plant sale. If you have plants, seedlings, or plant related items, please contact Ray ( about attending this. If you are willing to join Ray and help at the table with information, etc., let him know as soon as possible. In 1990 we gave the zoo 1600 fruit and flowering trees, we maintained and grafted there for many years . We are just getting a relationship that is mutually rewarding again so I hope you will attend, maybe help at the table, and enjoy a fun day at the Zoo.

Monday, February 5, 2007

If I you only had space for two grape varieties...

Here's a question for the group:

If you only had space for two grape varieties, which ones would you grow and why?

This question was spurred by reading Idell's list (there's a link to it on the right), "Grapes for a Cooler Bay Area Climate."


Thursday, February 1, 2007

New Chapter Blog


The Redwood Empire Chapter of CRFG recently had a poetry slam on their email list, writing and sharing haiku about the cold weather.

That made me so jealous that I started this blog for the Golden Gate Chapter. I envision it as a way to exchange fruit growing info and other items of interest in between chapter meetings.

Anyone can read it, so be nice! Also, anyone can comment on posts--just click the line that says 0 (or whatever number) comments. A page will come up where you will see a box to post your comment; just type it in. You can choose to sign it with your Google account, or as "other" (in which case you can type in your name), or as "anonymous."

If you want to initiate posts (including photos!), you will need to have or create a Google account, and send me your email address. I'll check it against the list of chapter subscribers, and set you up.

Don't let lack of familiarity with internet stuff intimidate you--this isn't too hard. If you run into difficulties with it, email me and I'll be happy to help you.

Gail Morrison