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Practical Orchard

© 2012 by Heike Scharmann

I wish I had an orchard. Fruit trees are a wonderful thing. I remember fruit picking when I was young, in my aunt’s garden, and in some friends of my parents’ orchards: cherries, apples, pears, plums, and mirabelles. Since we planted almost every single shrub or tree in our garden by ourselves, we do not have too many big plants. We are very proud to have a peach tree since last fall, and I am eagerly watching its fruits ripen. I counted fourteen, some weeks ago, but would be very content if we could gather six good fruits in August.

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