Friday September 21st 2012, 10:05 pm
Filed under: Lupus,My Garden

Their online photo did it for me. And so on my way home from Los Gatos Birdwatcher today, I stopped by Yamagami’s: there was a high greenhouse roof covering most of the place and so it seemed I could risk it. I noted that you have to walk through their building to get to the rest, straight from the car right at the front door. Promising.

Walking through the building, then the towering greenhouse, I did actually have to step outside a few steps to see the Loring and Indian Free (Thomas Jefferson grew those) peach trees on display–there, side by side, exactly what I’d hoped to find.

Only, the price tags were over three times what I’d expected and  I was quietly agog. Not only that, the Loring looked definitely unwell.


Got home and went straight to the computer and looked it up–oh of course, it’s the special-order bareroot trees that are the price I saw on their order form, not the ones they’d tended in pots in a high-rent part of the state. Still. You needed that sale to get the ones in stock under $100 each if you had to have them right this very minute.

But here was a nursery I could feel good about ordering through because I could actually go there to pick them up. Carefully. For someone with such extreme sun sensitivity as I have with my lupus, I cannot begin to tell you how exhilarating and how freeing that felt.

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Sounds exhilarating!

Comment by LynnM 09.22.12 @ 1:27 am

Food! Always food! You’re liable to make me hungry. So good that you can go in somewhere and not have to worry about the sun.

Comment by Don Meyer 09.22.12 @ 9:56 am

Hooray for fresh air and peach trees. This area is ripe with peach orchards these days. I wonder how many are Indian Free?

Comment by Channon 09.22.12 @ 9:06 pm

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