The staple crop is rice, but orchards and gardens are also common.
But why should not the New Englander try new adventures, and not lay so much stress on his grain, his potato and grass crop, and his orchards--raise other crops than these?
The mistletoe so extensively used in England at Christmas is largely derived from the apple orchards of Normandy; a quantity is also sent from the apple orchards of Herefordshire.
gardens, orchards and olive groves.
The orchards stretched from the palace to the city and had been open to the public for immortals all over to visit and enjoy.
It is prettily situated amongst orchards and possesses a cathedral.
Orchards and fruit gardens are well developed; the crown maintains two model gardens.
lower Loire, the valley of which abounds in orchards wherein many varieties of fruit flourish and in nursery-gardens.
Neighbouring to the town are the ruined castle of Orkil, the watering-place Christiansminde, and the extensive orchards of Gammel Hestehave, where wine is produced.
Around the villages are extensive cultivated fields and orchards, containing fig, pomegranate and orange trees.
apart, but standards in orchards should be allowed at least 30 ft., and dwarf bush trees half that distance.
With some difficulty and danger Jim drew the buggy over the loose rocks until he reached the green lawns below, where the paths and orchards and gardens began.
most violent hurricane passed over the island, injuring the orchards, destroying the fruit-trees, and damaging the sponges,.
They will come regularly every evening to particular trees, where the cunning sportsman lies in wait for them, and the distant orchards next the woods suffer thus not a little.
The peasants proper received their houses and orchards, and allotments of arable land.
The chief areas for tree and small fruit are Clydesdale and the Carse of Gowrie, but there are also productive orchards in the shires of Haddington, Stirling, Ayr and Roxburgh, while market-gardening has developed in the neighbourhood of the larger towns.
None of them were in clusters, such as villages or towns, but each had ample grounds of its own, with orchards and gardens surrounding it.
Sicily is the chief centre of cultivationthe area occupied by lemon and orange orchards in the province of Palermo alone having increased from ff525 acres in 1854 to 54,340 in 1874.
There are excellent nurseries and orchards in the neighbourhood of Troyes, Bar-sur-Seine, Mery-sur-Seine and Brienne.
Fields of wheat and other cereals rarely recover after a week's submergence, but orchards and many trees when at rest in winter withstand a flooded or water-logged condition of the soil for two or three weeks without damage.
Fruit farming engages attention, about 8000 morgen being devoted to orchards in 1904.
Much of the neighbouring plain is very fertile, and the town is surrounded with gardens and orchards, in which orange, lemon and citron come to great perfection.
The city lies in a fertile valley shut in by vine-clad hills, and the picturesque red sandstone buildings of the old town are interspersed with orchards and gardens.
There were vineyards and orchards (broli) on land reclaimed from the sea, and lying between the various clusters of houses, which had not yet been consolidated into one continuous city.
The plum curculio (Conotrachelus nenuphar, Herbst) in America causes endless harm in plum orchards; curculios in Australia ravage the vines and fruit trees (Orthorrhinus klugii, Schon, and Leptops hopei, Bohm, &c.).
Water is plentiful in the Elburz, and situated in well-watered valleys and gorges are innumerable flourishing villages, embosomed in gardens and orchards, with extensive cultivated fields and meadows, and at higher altitudes small plateaus, under snow until March or April, afford cool camping grounds to the nomads of the plains, and luxuriant grazing to their sheep and cattle during the summer.
Though not uncommonly frequenting gardens and orchards, in which as well as in woods it builds its nest, it is exceedingly shy in its habits, so as seldom to afford opportunities for observation.
Amasia has extensive orchards and fruit gardens still, as in Ibn Batuta's time, irrigated by water wheels turned by the current of the river; and there are steam flourmills.
The low ground between it and the shore, and between the Niagara escarpment and the water on the Canadian shore, is a celebrated fruit growing district, covered with vineyards, peach, apple and pear orchards and fruit farms. The Niagara river is the main feeder of the lake; the other largest rivers emptying into the lake are the Genesee, Oswego and Black from the south side, and the Trent, which discharges into the upper end of the bay of Quinte, a picturesque inlet 70 m.
The town and its fine gardens and orchards straggle some 6 m.
Other crops which are grown in the province, especially in Upper Burma, comprise maize, tilseed, sugar-cane, cotton, tobacco, wheat, millet, other food grains including pulse, condiments and spices, tea, barley, sago, linseed and other oil-seeds, various fibres, indigo and other dye crops, besides orchards and garden produce.
Some authorities, however, dispute this, in a measure, by saying that it was not naturally forested, and that the trees growing represented orchards of olives or other fruit trees planted by the Romans or romanized Berbers.
edge of the vast central plain of Asia Minor, amidst luxuriant orchards famous in the middle ages for their yellow plums and apricots and watered by streams from the hills.
The gardens and orchards supply great abundance of fruits, especially almonds and walnuts; and bee-keeping is common throughout the country.
The place is surrounded by extensive vineyards and orchards, all well watered by canals led from the river, and producing great quantities of fruit for exportation to Russia.
to the north and west stretch orchards, gardens and country houses.
Though goldfinches may occasionally be observed in the coldest weather, incomparably the largest number leave Britain in autumn, returning in spring, and resorting to gardens and orchards to breed, when the lively song of the cock, and the bright yellow wings of both sexes, quickly attract notice.
The town is surrounded by vineyards and orchards, and has annually a large number of visitors.
The orchards and gardens in which many villages are embosomed yield delicious fruits of almost every description, and great quantities, dried, are exported, principally to Russia.
The environs are fertile, the orchards producing excellent fruit.
The great orchards are in the tier of counties bordering the S.
In 1779 Sullivan, with about 4000 men, defeated the Iroquois and their Loyalist allies at Newtown (now Elmira), New York, on the 29th of August, burned their villages, and destroyed their orchards and crops.
Little natural wood remains in the county, but plantations flourish on the great estates, and orchards have proved successful.
Market gardens, orchards, and vineyards occupy a large proportion of the soil (outside the city), the apparent fertility of which is largely due to the unremitting industry of the inhabitants.
About it Yakub Beg erected a commodious college, mosque and monastery, the whole being surrounded by rich orchards, fruit gardens and vineyards.
It is surrounded by orchards and gardens, and is about a mile from the right bank of the river, which here runs in two wide channels crossed by bridges.
The town, surrounded by vast orchards and farms, is now one of the most flourishing in the country; and the most important market in the colony for the sale of cattle and agricultural produce is held there.
The wall is nearly encircled by a stream of water, artificially diverted from the small rivulets which flow through the precincts, furnishing the establishment with an abundant supply in every part, for the irrigation of the gardens and orchards, the sanitary requirements of the brotherhood and for the use of the offices and workshops.
Still farther to the east, divided from the monastic buildings by a wall, were the vegetable gardens and orchards, and tank for fish.
It stands amid orchards a a.
C. Lamon, who built a cabin in the upper end of it in 1860 and planted gardens and orchards.
A mass of gardens and orchards cover the slope down to the river on the S.W., but there are no suburbs outside the walls.
The rich oasis of Tyin contains many villages embosomed in palm groves and surrounded with orchards and fields.
Such soils properly drained and prepared are very suitable for orchards, and when the proportion of clay is smaller (20-30%) they form excellent garden soils, in which the better sort of fruit trees luxuriate.
It is surrounded by a wall and deep dry ditch that can be flooded, and is encircled by orchards and gardens which extend all round for miles and even penetrate the heart of the town.
Trade is chiefly in agricultural produce, wool and cider, as the district is rich in orchards.
Immediately to the south and west of Kandahar is a stretch of well-irrigated and highly cultivated country, but the valley of the Arghandab is the most fertile in the district, and, from the luxuriant abundance of its orchards and vineyards, offers the most striking scenes of landscape beauty.
In the case of hop-grounds, orchards, fruit-plantations and gardens power was given to the commissioners to value them separately, according to the average rate of composition for the seven years preceding Christmas 1835, and to fix an ordinary and an extraordinary charge for tithes thereof, the former for such lands going out of cultivation, the latter for such as were thereafter newly cultivated; lands subject to the latter were exempted during their first years of cultivation; and such lands were only subject to it if situated in a parish in which an extraordinary charge had been distinguished at the time of commutation (6 & 7 Will.
Owing to the mildness of its winters, the south-west peninsula is a famous fruit country with many vineyards and orchards of apples, plums and peaches.
is considerable, the whole of the north and north-east coast from the Bay of Castellammare round to Catania is an endless succession of orchards, in which oranges, citrons and lemons alternate with olives, almonds, pomegranates, figs, carob trees, pistachios, mulberries and vines.
Across the river are Gattonside, with numerous orchards, and Allerly, the home of Sir David Brewster from 1827 till his death in 1868.
The stone houses stand in terraced gardens and orchards, and the streets are mere rock ladders.
2.4.1 Orchards and Forests 2.4.2 Deer Forests and Game, &c. 2.4.3 Fisheries
The acreage devoted to orchards rose from 1562 in 1880 to 2482 in 1905.
The woods and fields in the neighbourhood abound with English song-birds, and the streams are stocked with trout; while the orchards in the town and suburbs are famous for English kinds of fruit, and hops are extensively cultivated.
The Kabyles understand grafting, have fine orchards and grow vines.
Stock ranches, tobacco plantations, and hay and grain farms, average from Boo to 530 acres, and counteract the tendency of dairy farms, beet plantations, orchards, vegetable gardens and nurseries to lower the size of the farm unit still further.
252), that in 1251 the orchards of England were ravaged by birds, "pomorum grana, & non aliud de eisdem pomis comedentes," which, from his description, "Habebant autem partes rostri cancellatas, per quas poma quasi forcipi vel cultello dividebant," could be none other but crossbills.
The filbert is economically grown on the borders of plantations or orchards, or in open spots in woods.
In the Gardens are vineyards and orchards of apple, pear, quince, plum and apricot; the houses of the wealthier inhabitants are imposing, built of a wood-framework on a stone foundation and filled in with sun-dried bricks.
Between the city and its port lay a fertile plain with olive-groves and orchards.
The main part of the town and the bazaars are crowded alongside the stream, while suburbs with scattered houses among orchards and gardens extend up two tributary streams. The houses are massive and well built of a soft volcanic tufa, and with their courtyards and gardens climbing up the hillsides afford a striking picture.
During the warmer months, however, the mountain sides are richly clothed with the foliage of maple, mountain ash, apple, pear and walnut trees; the orchards furnish, not only apples and pears, but peaches, cherries, mulberries and apricots; and the farmers grow sufficient corn to export.
The ancient town of Khulm stood in the Oxus plain, surrounded by orchards of famous productiveness; but it was destroyed by Ahmad Shah Abdali, who founded Tashkurghan in the middle of the 18th century, and took all the inhabitants away from Khulm to populate it.
Orchards and gardens occupy about i% of the cultivated area.
Some fruits are famous and vie in excellence with any that European orchards produce; such are the peaches of Tabri2 and Meshed, the sugar melons of Kashan and Isfahan, the apRIes of Demavend, pears of Natanz, figs of KermgnshAh, &c. Ihe strawberry was brought to Persia about 1859, and is much cultivated in the gardens of Teherfln and neighborhood; the raspberry was introduced at about the same time, but is not much apprecIated.
Sugar and cotton plantations and subtropic fruit orchards occupy the front-lands on the river.
The town lies in the midst of orchards and water-meadows, reclaimed from the fens which encircled Glastonbury Tor, a conical height once an island, but now, with the surrounding flats, a peninsula washed on three sides by the river Brue.
Beyond the Siwaliks, still looking eastwards, are the sand waves of the Indus plain; a yellow sea broken here and there with the shadow of village orchards and the sheen of cultivation, extending to the long black sinuous line which denotes the fringe of trees bordering the Indus.
He was not remarkable at school for application to his studies, though his wonderful memory enabled him to make good progress in them; he frequently played truant and was whipped for it, robbed orchards, and indulged in other questionable schoolboy freaks; nor did he always come out of his scrapes with honour and a character for truthfulness.
In Kashmir the plane and Lombardy poplar flourish, though hardly seen farther east, the cherry is cultivated in orchards, and the vegetation presents an eminently European cast.
The town is surrounded by apple orchards and in May miles of blossoming trees make a beautiful sight.
The city lies in a great plain, in the centre of a region of pastures, gardens and orchards, the largest and most beautiful farming district of Arizona, irrigated with water stored by the great Roosevelt dam (about 70 m.
Tobacco of a fair quality is produced in the warm regions of the east, including the yungas valleys of La Paz and Cochabamba; cacao of a superior grade is grown in the department of Beni, where large orchards were planted at the missions, and also in the warm Andean valleys of La Paz and Cochabamba; and coffee of the best flavour is grown in some of the warmer districts of the eastern Andes.
These properties include tithes, tithe commutation rent charge, land used as arable, meadow or pasture ground only, or as woodlands, market gardens or nursery grounds, orchards, allotments, any land covered with water such as the reservoir of a waterworks company, or used only as a canal or towing-path of the same, or as a railway constructed under the powers of any Act of Parliament for public conveyance.
Chacmas frequently strip orchards and fruit-gardens, break and devour ostrich eggs, and kill lambs and kids for the sake of the milk in their stomachs.
The lower slopes are, wherever possible, planted with vineyards, orchards and chestnut and almond groves.
It has several fine public buildings and the streets are lined with avenues of pear trees, while an abundant supply of water, luxuriant orchards, fields and gardens give it the appearance of an oasis in the desert.
In Normandy the farmers still employ children under twelve to run through the fields and orchards armed with torches, setting fire to bundles of straw, and thus it is believed driving out such vermin as are likely to damage the crops.
It has a population of about 5000, and extensive orchards of orange and lemon trees and immense plantations of date-palms. Legend ascribes the foundation of the city to Darius, hence its name Darab-gerd (Darius-town).
Orchards of apple and apricot surround the villages.
It possesses rich meadowlands, cornfields, orchards, gardens, and hills covered with vines.
above sealevel and near the gorge of Sanagasta, through which a small stream, also called Rioja, flows northward and affords water for the gardens, vineyards and orchards that surround it.
Orchards are very extensive, and all the fruits of central Europe will thrive in Servia.
The environs are occupied by vineyards, gardens and orchards, in which madder, saffron and tobacco, as well as figs, peaches, pears and other fruits, are cultivated.
Oklahoma is already producing large crops of apples, peaches, grapes, water-melons and musk-melons, and many large apple and peach orchards and vineyards have been planted.
The department has also endeavoured to encourage the fruit-growing industry in Ireland by the establishment of a horticultural school at Glasnevin, by efforts to secure uniformity in the packing and grading of fruit, by the establishment of experimental fruit-preserving factories, by the planting of orchards on a large scale in a few districts, and by pioneer lectures.
The Slavonian plum orchards furnish dried prunes, besides a kind of brandy largely exported under the name of sliwowitz or shlivovitsa.
encouraged the culture of silk, though without much result, had orchards planted and marshes drained; while though he permitted the free circulation of wine and corn, this depended on the harvests.
It lies surrounded with orchards and gardens, 630 ft.
The fruit orchards and raspberry fields of Kent are also known to be greatly benefited by the numerous colonies of bees owned by more than 3000 bee-keepers in the county.
They are picturesque, with thick groves of date palms at intervals, and are filled with crops and orchards.
The orchards, gardens, vineyards and fields of Damascus are said to extend over a circuit of at least 60 m.
The district is devoted to marketgardening and orchards, and the trade of the town is mainly agricultural.
Nearby there were also orchards on which lead arsenates were almost certainly in use.
The great conservation concern for the welfare of the noble chafer is the continuing loss of old orchards.
cider orchards by the presence of gnarled Somerset varieties of apple trees.
The area is renowned for its fruit growing, particularly citrus fruits and has many orchards, olive groves and vineyards.
Apple orchards are plentiful in favored situations, especially adjoining the Herefordshire border, and oak coppice abounds.
indentured servitude, laboring in apple orchards for large landowners.
irrigated farmland and fruit orchards.
isozyme studies have been used to compare levels of genetic diversity and mating patterns within seed orchards and living fence lines.
mango orchards was shown to reduce losses from 20% to zero.
If time permits we'll explore some freshwater marshland and orchards before returning to our hotel in the late afternoon.
munching on the odd apple as we walked through the orchards.
olive orchards nearby it has a pastoral Mediterranean look.
This means that it is certain that cultivated apple orchards existed at least 3000 years ago.
The village is a surprise, too, tucked under a lone hill, with an unusual church surrounded by orchards.
Narrow straights through cherry orchards are broken up by tight bends cut through rock.
Disease was observed in almost all plum orchards in the region on leaves but not on fruit or twigs.
From the walls the vineyards & olive orchards of the estate slant away toward the valley.
However, some of the fields show past use as cider orchards by the presence of gnarled Somerset varieties of apple trees.
The use of these blocks in mango orchards was shown to reduce losses from 20% to zero.
There were a number of apple and pear orchards on the farm which were falling into decline.
BBC, 3. January 2003 English fruit orchards continue to be destroyed at a record rate.
Phenological and isozyme studies have been used to compare levels of genetic diversity and mating patterns within seed orchards and living fence lines.
orchards of apples and walnuts to be found.
pear orchards on the farm which were falling into decline.
pistachio orchards in Iran.
planting of orchards where a number of different varieties of tree are planted together.
pick some plums from ched orchards on way - they are neglected.
recycled where possible and garden waste is shredded and used as mulch for the orchards.
Many were only forced into indentured servitude, laboring in apple orchards for large landowners.
shiitake mushroom logs, apple juice and cider from unsprayed orchards planted with traditional English varieties.
The land is fertile, with the volcanic soil being used to cultivate vineyards and orchards and to raise cattle.
But the great stretch of highly irrigated and valuable fruit-growing land, which appears to spread from the walls of Herat east and west as far as the eye can reach, and to sweep to the foot of the hills north and south with an endless array of vineyards and melon-beds, orchards and villages, varied with a brilliant patchwork of poppy growth brightening the width of green wheat-fields with splashes of scarlet and purple - all this is really comprised within a narrow area which does not extend beyond a ten-miles' radius from the city.
With the exception of Prospect and Pennant Hills, where there is an outburst of trap rock, the surface soil is the disintegration of the Wainamatta shale, which is well suited for orangeries and orchards.
The vale of Peshawar is for the most part highly irrigated and well wooded, presenting in the spring and autumn a picture of waving cornfields and smiling orchards framed by rugged hills.
In short, this is a country of hop-gardens, cherry, apple, pear, and filbert orchards, and quickset hedges.
Waste is recycled where possible and garden waste is shredded and used as mulch for the orchards.
Today, with help from past government incentives, orchards consist of dwarf rootstock trees, rarely growing beyond head height.
This includes the production of shiitake mushroom logs, apple juice and cider from unsprayed orchards planted with traditional English varieties.
Nearly every state has orchards open to the public during the harvest season, so search online for an orchard near you to pick your own apples.
The guided river tours pass by magnificent waterfront mansions, landmark lighthouses, vineyards and orchards.
Orchards and vineyards are popular sights along this sailing.
In Dr Aitchisons Botany of the Afghan Delimitation Commission it is described as a shrub or tree occurring at an elevation of 3000 feet and upwards, near running streams, and cultivated largely in orchards for its fruit.
It is a good soil conditioner, especially for pastures, lawns and fields, but also for fruits, vegetables and orchards.
The Orchards at Southington is a full service retirement community with many options for both independent and assisted living.
Harry & David was founded when Samuel Rosenberg, a successful hotel owner in Seattle, Washington, traded his luxurious Hotel Sorrento for 240 acres of pear orchards in Southern Oregon's Rogue River Valley.
Bear Creek Orchards was eventually taken over in 1914 by his two sons, Harry and David, who had both studied agriculture at Cornell University.
Today Harry & David still grows and selects fruits from their own orchards in Medford, Oregon.
You can go apple picking in one of the many area apple orchards.
The word usage examples above have been gathered from various sources to reflect current and historial usage. They do not represent the opinions of YourDictionary.com.