Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Salmon Safe Gardening

To put a smile on you face, watch Sal’s Journey. Sal may be making a special appearance at the Yard, Garden & Patio Show!

One Green World is making an encore appearance at the 2010 Yard, Garden & Patio Show. They are Oregon’s first Salmon Safe certified nursery, a reflection of their commitment to sustainability. To learn more about their commitment to a sustainable future, check out their Web site. To learn more about Salmon Safe Certification, visit

One perennial favorite fruiting plant of owners Jim Gilbert and Lorraine Gardner is the columnar apple. These trees offer prolific fruit in a form that works for any garden, including container and balcony gardens.

In their words: We first saw Columnar Apples in Sweden and were struck by the unique, upright form and no branches. This seemed like a natural for the home gardener with little space and less time. Inspired, we did some research and discovered that the original Columnar Apple was a naturally mutated branch on a MacIntosh Apple tree in British Columbia, Canada. We also found out that some new varieties had been created in Canada and were waiting to be introduced to the gardening world. It is these varieties that we now offer in our One Green World catalog [Editor’s note: One Green World will offer the columnar apples for sale at the 2010 Yard, Garden & Patio Show.]

We're thrilled with our Columnar Apples; they are such fun to grow! Kids love picking the fruit that grows every year at their height. Our customers, folks who want healthy fruit, free of pesticides, rave about these varieties. They give lots of apples with little care and they are very resistant to Apple Scab, making them great choices for our wet climate. Our apples don't even have worms!

We love seeing these unique trees in early spring, when they are literally towers of flowers! People grow them on patios and decks or simply plant them in virtually any location in the yard or landscape. Quick to reward, we enjoy their large and delicious fruit the year after planting. Wonderful for those who want to grow their own food and great for the environment, these special apple trees make producing fruit easy and convenient for almost everyone.

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