It’s the longest day of the year, and, uncharacteristically HOT for San Francisco. I wake up, and go into the garden, because I must, or all that riotous growth will die without some attention. I feel like I’m going through the motions, still riding the waves of grief, but it’s comforting to prop up a sunflower or harvest some zucchini, the garden has been forgiving in my absence. continue reading »
Another Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day rolls around and, once again, I am caught napping, so I’m going to post mostly just photos for March. It’s exciting to see the ground waking up elsewhere around the country, and bulbs start to poke out of the ground.
What the heck! I was expecting Garden Bloom Day to come tomorrow, but it looks like it’s on the 15th this month. So here’s just a quick look at what’s blooming in my garden this February. continue reading »
With apologies to those still buried in snow, I want to celebrate our bounty of spring greens, both wild and cultivated. California’s flora, which turns tan for much of the year, is a beautiful shade of green right now. Here it’s the time for spring tonics and harnessing the wealth of nutrients that come with that first flush of green. continue reading »
A series of winter storms has left us with complete and utter chaos in the garden. It is almost unrecognizable. I feel raw, exposed, and more than a little overwhelmed by the tasks ahead. continue reading »
This has been one of the craziest weather years I can remember. So many days with 30 degree shifts and a long cold foggy summer. These tomatoes were planted at the right time, but they just did not like that summer. I have stubbornly held off from razing the vines as long as I’m still picking tomatoes, but they’re gonna go soon. continue reading »
For me, Autumn is the season of hunkering down. It’s always a busy time at work, implementing large changes to the website I work on for the new season, and trying to take care of my body and the garden at the same time.
Summer has finally come to San Francisco, and it’s REALLY HOT. I thought I’d share some recipes for staying cool. continue reading »
It’s been pretty miserable in San Francisco this summer. I haven’t seen the sun for more than an hour a day for almost a month, but I think things are starting to look up. It’s amazing how much it affects my mood. Sometime last week, I thought I’d brighten things up by getting some ladybugs to munch on the aphids.
I really have to be more on top of pests in my garden. I have three tomato plants growing in my garden right now: Stupice, Early Girl, and, to the best of my recollection, Aunt Ruby’s. Right now the plants are as large as I ever remember growing them in San Francisco. The middle plant is taller than I am. Early on in the life of the Stupice plant, I had noticed that the leaves were sort of sooty and drawn, and the plant didn’t look that happy. continue reading »