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I love self-heal/heal-all/allheal (Prunella vulgaris).

Not only is it useful, it's beautiful too!
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self-heal/heal-all/allheal (Prunella vulgaris)
self-heal/heal-all/allheal (Prunella vulgaris)
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Patch of self-heal/heal-all/allheal (Prunella vulgaris).
Patch of self-heal/heal-all/allheal (Prunella vulgaris).
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They are a great and beautiful low growing ground cover
They are a great and beautiful low growing ground cover
 
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hey Steve,
one of the paw paw saplings i planted last year around this time survived the winter near kirkland lake ontario!
 
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That's awesome M.!

Hope you get some tasty paw paws soon!
 
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This is how the pool (from the first picture from a few posts above) looks after it's full from a rain.

The water level in this pool has only dropped about 3 inches so far this year. It should be interesting to see if it'll drop more this summer, when it'll be hotter and drier most likely.

I found a cool tadpole almost transformed into a frog in one of the pools. If you look closely, you can see it still has a pretty long tail.
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Summer squash starting to bloom after just scattering the seed earlier this year, no other work has been done!

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Green beans work great as a vine in the young forest garden.
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Who needs to go inside for a snack, just grab some blueberries from the food forest!
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The larger mulberry tree has two mulberries left near the top of the tree, after producing about a handful this year.

Both mulberries planted last year have put on about 3 feet or more of new growth already this year!
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The peach seedlings are continuing to grow well and look very healthy!

There are a ton of seedlings in this little circle bed!

So even if you've got a small area, you can still grow a ton of peach trees from seed!
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