Weird weather patterns aside, spring is officially here. But even in the past couple of weeks, as winter kept on hitting us with new and unusual surprises, things have been blooming, and I wanted to do a quick highlight some newcomers to the garden. This is a corydalis. I first saw them on a gardening … Continue reading New blooms, both current and to come
Several subtitles could be used here- It was a toss up between "Adventures in killing my back," "Old landscape fabric is past you punishing future you," or "Leveling pavers was a job invented by Satan." Let me explain. Several weeks back when we were having uncommonly warm weather, I realized the time was right to … Continue reading I have a greenhouse now!
Spring has sprung at least a month early. The implications of why might be an existential horror show, but it does provide me with a head start on things. Also it’s neat seeing all my deciduous plants leaf out in the clear February light. This Pomegranate was a thoughtful gift from my boyfriend late last … Continue reading March growth in February
The experiment of whether strawberries prefer terracotta over glazed ceramic pots is over- and the clear winner is terracotta. All my strawberries in ceramic pots were ok but definitely struggling. The alpine strawberry that was cut in half has now grown to fill the terracotta low bowl, and was fruiting in January. Now a degree … Continue reading Strawberry fields forever part 3
Or adventures in cross pollination. San Francisco's somewhat random and variable weather patterns means Spring has a tendency to start a little sooner here. How much sooner and with what types of temperatures varies from year to year. I suspect we're gonna have a warm early spring this year because my Blueberries are starting to … Continue reading Vaccinium Vindication