RSS

Explore the Yukon Garden

P1-2018-09-19-KimMelton-ETYG-PreparingForWinter copy.jpg

Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: Kim Melton

I feel tumbled up against the advance of winter. All summer, the sun pulled me on with the force of a tearaway sled dog and, when the days shortened into fall, it was as if she slowed suddenly to sniff out a piece of news and I hurtled into her... Read more

Farm - Garden

P1-KimMelton-PrairieSunsApples.JPG

Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Kim Melton

A couple of weeks ago, I was stayed in my tracks as I was strolling by one of our apple shelters. They’re coming, my nose told me as the fragrance of ripe fruit wafted out of the open door. I poked my head in. As luck would have it, beneath the... Read more

Farm - Garden

P1-2018-07-15-KimMelton-ETYG-PlayingPossum - Copy.jpg

Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Last spring was an odd one for us ... As bloom time approached, we watched for swelling buds on our apple trees. We saw some, but many trees kept us in suspense. As the pink petals poked through the ends of the buds on the trees that were coming... Read more

Farm - Garden

P1-2018-06-16-KimMelton-ETYG-BerriesandPollination.jpg

Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: Kim Melton

“So, is this a boy bush or a girl bush?” I turned from arranging potted trees, at our weekly Farmer’s Market setup in Dawson, to see a fellow holding up a young haskap berry bush. He was scrutinizing it intently, though what he hoped to see, I’m... Read more

Farm - Garden

P1-2018-05-16-KimMelton-ETYG-YukonLandscaping - Copy.jpg

Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Kim Melton

I used to focus solely on edible plants, wild or cultivated. The only flowers, trees and shrubs that interested me were those that could contribute to a meal. If they looked nice—bonus. When my partner, John, began introducing me to the... Read more

Farm - Garden

P1-2018-04-18-KimMelton-Blooms.jpeg

Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Kim Melton

The tarps and burlap have come off of our tender apple trees, the snow is gone and the ground is drying up. Now we just have to wait for the magic to happen and the fruit to grow, right? Well maybe... Read more

Farm - Garden