Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Equinox Treasures

On my walk this morning, I passed my favourite Garry Oak tree, and on one end of its branches was a beautiful, perfect acorn. I tucked it in my pocket and brought it home with the intention of growing it in a pot for a few years to mature, and then to replant it in a meadow. Reading about Garry Oak propagation, I soaked the acorn in some water to make sure it didn't float. The ones that float won't germinate. Luckily, my fat, green acorn sunk. The other treasure of the day was an enormous red bell pepper I found growing in the little green house. The pepper plant only produced this one pepper - and it is a juicy, slightly peppery, sweet pepper indeed! great treasures to celebrate the start of Autumn.

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