Not everything in a vegetable garden needs to be edible. A truly lovely salvia came into work the other day and I snagged it. "Ember's wish" is just a gorgeous specimen- I look forward to feeding the hummingbirds. Also threw in some anise hyssop into the mix because why not. Both plants are good choices … Continue reading The only plant(s) appropriate for the weather
San Francisco has been windy lately. Like- really windy. Now this is normal for the area, we just have random gust storms sometimes. I've blogged about them in the past, mostly complaining about the havoc wreaked. Sometimes these windstorms happen with the rains in winter- sometimes in the heat of summer. That's the problematic one- … Continue reading Collard down!
Day One. So. The front of my garden that houses my shade veggies is a bit of a mess. This fabric bed which was mostly an experiment in seeing what could grow in a shade patch was largely a success. It proved that quite a lot could grow in the shade. Arugula for one, also … Continue reading The three day saga of putting in a new bed, or, I am very very tired
So one of the pitfalls of now working at my local garden center is getting to see the weird and rare stuff as it comes in. That doesn't sound like a problem right? But it is. See in the past when I'd schlep down I'd just buy what was available that day, and while there … Continue reading The madness continues
Whether any of us want it too. A few days ago while recovering from a nasty cold that's been blowing through work- I stepped outside to look at the garden. And it was warm and contained bumble bees. Which means it is time for the return of the bee bath. My baby bumbles need a … Continue reading So spring has sprung, whether I want it to or not