Volunteer Poppies

Volunteer Poppies

Blooming! 

Camellia

Camellia

Fallen Camellia flowers are as pretty on the ground as they are on the tree.  #garden

Rhodies Puttin’ On The Ritz

Rhodies Puttin’ On The Ritz

Rhododendrons are in bloom. What's prettier? Nothing! #garden

Figs Forming!

Figs Forming!

The Desert King figs are forming!  Who will get them first, us or those fucking starlings?

Sungold and Sweet Million Tomatoes

The Sungold and Sweet Million tomatoes are done for the season.  Lord am I going to miss these little gems.

Garden’s Bounty

The squash has been prolific, the tomatoes are thriving in the hot weather, and we are the beneficiaries of our own hard work.

Fingerling Potatoes Harvest

A portion of the 5.2 pound (recent) harvest of Russian Banana fingerling potatoes from our garden. Boil, add butter and salt, and enjoy.  It really is that simple.  

Sunflowers

The sunflowers are in their prime.  What is lovelier than seeing these magnificent plants, which had their start from a tiny unremarkable looking seed? That’s our hop on the vine to the right of the sunflowers.  Brown leaves, stunted growth.  ¿Qué pasó?

Garden Update

Damn it’s cold.  A warm day here and there gives one hope that maybe we really will have a growing season for our garden.  But today that thought seems like some distant dream, sort of like imagining what a rainy season might be like in 

Garden Poem

Tomatoes are greenBlackberries too.A bad season for gardeningThis much is true. But the sunflowers bloomedmost but not all.And the hops made a comebackFor the beer brewed in fall. The basil did welland we’re seeing more beesThe sage, thyme and rhubarbThey thrive like zombies.