"À la Sainte Catherine, tout bois prend racine." That's the French dicton, or proverb, that declares that on Saint Catherine's feast day, November 25, all trees, shrubs, and cuttings take root. In gardener's terms, this means that now is the time to plant bare-root fruit trees. What perfect timing! Not only am I a "Catherine", but my saint's name day falls just four days before my birthday: a double chance to plan a "green" birthday present for myself and add a few more trees to the heirloom orchard I've been planting next to the kitchen garden of my canalside home, Camont.