Alaskan Wild Berries

An Introduction to Making Jams & Jellies “Where’s that extra sugar?!” I asked my husband this question after putting 4 ½ cups of the 6 cups of sugar the recipe called for in a pot of berry juice at a full rolling boil. If you are a jelly maker you know what I’m...

Three of my Favorites

European & Siberian trollius, & wild geraniums While shopping for plants one day, I noticed a wild geranium labeled as a trollius. A couple days after that, at another nursery, I saw that an orange Siberian trollius was marked at the same price as a yellow...

Swedish Black Currants

Unique and Hardy Berries The daughters of Heinie and Alice Snider may not have agreed on much, but they were all thrilled when my husband and I bought their parents’ dream home, built in the mid-1950s on a portion of the homestead land they grew up on. They were...

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