Monthly Archives: April 2012

Shidare and Oshima sakuras…

  Thought I’d post these pics before they turn ‘stale’ now that the sakura season has ended here in Takamatsu… This is one of my favorite sakuras… the Shidare-sakura… It has a clear pink tinge to it, and the flowers … Continue reading


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Broccoli… easy to grow, good to eat, and full of benefits…

Do you like broccoli?  We love this vegetable… it is pretty easy to grow…  And after we harvest the main ‘crown’, the smaller ‘crowns’ keep popping up and we get to continue enjoying the vegetable… Broccoli is rich in vitamin … Continue reading

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Daphne Odora… fragrant but poisonous…

We have two big Daphne Odora bushes in the garden… Native to China and Japan, they have glossy leaves that are actually quite attractive… Each winter, they have been giving us beautiful flowers… They smell really sweet, but apparently, all … Continue reading

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Still gnawing on our carrots…

Learned quite a few things about the ‘humble’ carrots… (See source here…) To start off, carrots are a good source of vitamin A, C, and B6, as well as potassium, copper, folic acid, thiamine and magnesium…   Carrots are also … Continue reading

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