THE U-Pick GARDEN will be closing August 20th. This will be the last year the garden will be open to the public. Next year I'll be operating as a CSA, supplying about 20 regular customers with weekly boxes. Thank you for your support over the last 8 years, but it's time to try something new.

To get a copy of my book, "How To Grow Vegetables In Sitka, Alaska" just give me a call....The books are $20 plus tax. If you live out of town and want me to mail you a copy, you can mail a check for $25.60 to:

Lori Adams
P O Box 6021
Sitka, Alaska

Down To Earth U-Pick Garden is located at 2103 Sawmill Creek Road in Sitka, Alaska. It is open usually from mid-June through late August. Hours are Monday-Saturday 12:00 to 6:30. On Farmer's Market Saturdays I am not open until 2:00. Children are welcome but may not run through the garden or chase the ducks. If you have any questions you can contact me, Lori Adams, at 907-747-6108 or 907-738-2241. My email address is

Monday, June 4, 2012

Another gorgeous but uneventful day in Sitka folks. Sad to say but very true.
So today Connie, being the best house-sitter/friend/photographer that she is, took pictures of the garden.

Up the driveway here to the Adams' house lie a bed of primroses, which I found out was something more than just a character from the book today. Connie was going to pluck them and so she decided to take some pictures in the process.
              Now you see them.......

                  ....... Now you don't!

While outside enjoying the warm beautiful weather, Connie took a few other shots...

This here is what we call the "Strawberry-to-be"

Here we have the "Bleeding Hearts". Can you guess how they got their name?

And last but certainly not least, we have the "Poppy!" I just found out that there are SEVERAL types of poppies that grow in all types of weather climates. It's crazy how much a simple picture of a flower can teach you!
(Apologies for the poor quality of the macro feature on the camera)

To conclude this post, I'd like to leave everybody with a question: Which flower above is your favorite? Comment your answer if you're up for it.


  1. The purple primrose! I want one.

  2. Good job Jordan!! really like the primrose..

  3. I am very jealous of her Primroses.