Greetings, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me. I’ll do my best to respond in a timely manner, but appreciate your patience if I’m a wee bit tardy.


  1. Mark
    September 4, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

    I recently learned about curl-resistant Indian Free Peach. I read in a few places that it comes true from seed. Any chance you would have some of these pits that you could share?


    • Betty Dickerson
      June 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

      Mark, I have a friend who has the Indian peach tree. I can get the seeds if you want to email me your address. They are the only seed that will produce without a graft. The branches can be frail, and need stakes to handle the weight. Very flavorful small white peach


      • Tom
        June 17, 2016 @ 5:18 pm

        Thanks Betty, I’ll drop you an email!


  2. ingrid dion
    October 24, 2014 @ 10:06 am

    looking for the black boy/indian peach stones for Nelson NZ can you help me find them?


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    May 21, 2015 @ 9:45 am

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  4. Alya Ross
    May 20, 2016 @ 2:47 pm

    Have you imported trees from any other country ? I am drooling over some French varieties of Fig, but have for some undefined reason been hesitant to process my shopping cart. :'(
    I saw your response about the New Zealand peach and thought, ” That’s some shipping.” BUUUUUT, in my climate New Zealand and Australian stuff flourishes. I plant all kinds of natives from there for butterflies, birds, and bugs, though I haven’t gone over to the fruit side.
    Australian vines are yummy and I bet the grapes would like it here. Hummmm. Oh Here is Watsonville California Zone 9 by the house, 8 ( 500 feet toward the road and 100 feet lower.)


    • Tom
      May 20, 2016 @ 3:06 pm

      Alya, I’m a bit jealous of your zone 9 in beautiful California. It’s amazing what grows there, seems like everything. I’ve never purchased plants from other countries, mainly because most nurseries won’t ship internationally, and those that do, have understandably hefty shipping charges. And Washington State is strict about certain crop trees coming into the state. Check out Bay Laurel Nursery in CA, and Burnt Ridge Nursery in Washington State, and One Green World in Oregon. They all ship and have great fruit trees and crops. Oh and in CA there is also Trees of Antiquity and their tree stock is exceptional. Good luck!!!


  5. Anna
    October 8, 2016 @ 4:56 pm

    Hello, two weeks ago I sent e-mail asking do you sale sweet meat squash and I haven’t heard from I will appreciate if you just sent “yes we do have or “no we don’t”
    I can’t find anywhere in Vancouver sweet meat squash.



    • Tom
      October 10, 2016 @ 5:59 am

      Hi Anna,
      I’m sorry, I must have missed your email. I really do try to answer everyone’s inquiries, so please accept my apology for keeping you hanging. No I do not have any sweet meat squash this year, I had a crop failure due to a herd of deer getting in the pumpkin patch early in the season. You may check with this Vancouver resource, they grow it or had seeds, and may know of a source this year.
      Take care, Tom


      • Anna Anthony
        October 15, 2016 @ 8:37 pm

        Thank you Tom, I really appreciate you reply to my e-mail. You take care too.



  6. Katie Jones
    July 13, 2017 @ 6:01 pm


    I recently came across your site and I’m wondering if I can post one of my articles here.

    I’ve been writing up home improvement articles too and would love the chance to write
    on your blog but I couldn’t manage to find your email. If you could get a hold of me at, I would greatly appreciate it.



    • Tom
      July 15, 2017 @ 4:15 am

      Hi Katie, thanks for your interest, but at this time, I’m not accepting any guest posts. Sorry, but keep writing and consider sharing your skills on your very own blog. I can see it now: Katie Downhome DIY dot com. It’s fun and not to difficult to get started. Here’s a primer for you: Well wishes, Tom


  7. Mary Poppenheimer-Hartman
    July 15, 2017 @ 7:52 pm

    Hi There!

    My husband and I just moved to Vashon and we admired your dahlias at Snap Dragon. Adam mentioned your farm location. We would love to come visit and take home some beautiful dahlias!

    Please let us know when it is convenient for us to pop by this weekend (15 July) or week days.

    Kind Regards,

    Mary Hartman


  8. Megan Hastings
    July 20, 2017 @ 10:48 am

    what a beautiful and loving tribute to Karin! She would be so honored. Thank you for it! You and she had a special relationship~ sending you lots of love Tom


  9. chris
    August 5, 2017 @ 12:28 pm

    Where is the best place on the island or Tacoma (not catalogs) to purchase iris rhizomes?


    • Tom
      August 5, 2017 @ 12:51 pm

      The best place locally is any garden center and nursery when fall bulbs come in. Plant them in fall, to bloom in spring. They are usually offered as bareroot rhizomes. Good luck!


  10. chris
    August 5, 2017 @ 1:04 pm

    Thanks Tom.

    I’m asking for a niece that lives on Vashon. I live much farther south and we plant bearded irises in July – Sept. When are your optimal bearded iris planting times?

    Looking forward to visiting your guys when I come up to Vashon.


  11. Robert
    August 12, 2017 @ 3:57 pm

    I live in Chehalis and have been trying to grow peaches like I used to in California without a lot of success. I have tried Frost peach and Red Haven but loose the trees after 5-10 years though getting a few peaches on some years. Right now I have a Frost peach and 2 Oregon curl-free peach trees. Fortunately in spite of this year’s rains I have approx. 10 peaches on each tree. I do see signs of leaf curl so the future is not bright.
    How could I get a Nanaimo peach start? Where can they be purchased?


    • Tom
      August 12, 2017 @ 4:22 pm

      Hi Robert, the only peach I bother with now, for growing outside in the elements of the maritime northwest is the Nanaimo peach, and I bought it at One Green World in Portland and online:
      Good luck!


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