Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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A View of a California Olive Ranch March, 1907 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 11
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A Glimpse of the Ranch House and the garden well adapted to it. It would be interesting to trace an orchardof this kind from its inception to bearing, and we shall doubt-less find that it is not all couleur de rose. There are pestswhich prey on the olive distracting to the grower, and avariety of troubles and annoyances which must be expected inany business. In planting, the olive rancher has arranged to have hiscrops come at different times, this being rendered possibleby using different varieties. The trees grow rapidly, and infour years the first crop comes, and in the fifth more, and afterthat the tree may be said to be at its best for many years. Theolives with which the East is familiar are, as they appear,green—picked before they are ripe for pickling, and con-sidered a great dainty, but the Californian considers theblack, dead-ripe olives the best eating, and while the taste isan acquired one it is soon established. When the time for picking comes, the grove, orchard, orranc
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