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Ume aka Japanese plum…

This picture is getting ‘old’ as we actually harvested these plums many moons ago… We must have harvested a ton of these fruits compared to the teeny-meeny harvest we had last year… My sweeto-haato had her hands full, making preserves … Continue reading

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‘Dokudami’ aka fishwort, lizard tail, chameleon plant, heartleaf, or bishop’s weed…

We have lots of this herb growing quite naturally in our garden… Called ‘dokudami’ (ドクダミ) in Japanese, derived from its property to ‘suppress pain’… Tried to look up its name in English… One source, without offering a name, described it … Continue reading

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Loquats from the garden…

The previous owner of our house planted a very nice loquat tree on the slopes in our garden… I am perennially thankful to him for this… While the plant was fruiting, I thinned the fruits, leaving just one or two … Continue reading

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Santolina in full bloom…

Santolina, without fail, flowers each spring… Aster family… native to the Mediteranean area… Flowers are about one centimeter in diameter… The butterflies apparently love them just as much as we do…

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Princess Pink

It was a rose with no name… My sweeto haato took a small branch back from the nearby hills… It propagated without difficulty in our garden… And each year, it has been giving us these glorious flowers… Size is about … Continue reading

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