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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day-February 2009

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February would usually prove to be a difficult month for me to show anything in bloom except for a few house plants. But being in Israel for the winter, I’m surrounded by blooms. January and February normally have temperatures in the 30s-50s range. But this winter, the average temperature has been in the mid-60s, with the result being that some early spring specimens are blooming. Continue Reading →

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for January 2009

What took my breath away this month are the cut flowers and fresh veggies (some organic) sold in markets, road side stalls and garden centers throughout Israel.  Here’s a glance of what I saw yesterday at a market. And just to make you salivate a bit, I’ll translate the prices for you into dollars!

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Gerbera daisies priced at 19 shekels for one dozen. Price exchange in U.S.: $4.75 per dozen.  Continue Reading →

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