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19 hours ago
"I have often thought that if heaven had given me choice of my position and calling, it should have been on a rich spot of earth, well watered, and near a good market for the productions of the garden. No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. Such a variety of subjects, some one always coming to perfection, the failure of one thing repaired by the success of another, and instead of one harvest a continued one through the year." --- Thomas Jefferson (August 20, 1811, to Charles W. Peale)
10 hours ago
According to "Edible Landscaping", "The American persimmon (D. virginiana) is a faster growing, larger tree that's hardy to USDA zone 5." So, there is a possibility I could succeed with one here. I have a spot that needs filling. I will chat with my Extention Agent when I get a chance.
Daniel, I like the Jefferson quote. I went to The Republic, Volume 3 By John Robert Irelan site and read a little more of Jefferson's quote.
I am intrigued by the man, Jefferson, his devotion to the creation of a new republic based on human freedom, even as he owned slaves. I read of his attempts to get a wine growing enterprise going in a new country, even as he neglected the many grape cuttings sent to him from Europe and the Americas.
8 hours ago