28 04, 2020

A Rescued Rose

By |2020-04-27T11:58:06-07:00April 28th, 2020|Garden, Photos|

My wife used to look at me funny when I would dig plants out of the dumpster, but she doesn't anymore. I rescued this rose from a trash bin last fall. She wasn't much to look at back then — just a stick really — but she turned out to be a real beauty.

24 04, 2020

Camellia in Bloom

By |2020-04-24T09:41:35-07:00April 24th, 2020|Photos|

Usually the camellias are just a deep green, leafy backdrop for my tropical garden. But once in a while it flowers and outshines all the plants around it. This is one of those occasions. The pink and white of the bloom really set off from the green shades behind it, so the flower is visible from dozens of yards away.

23 04, 2020

Keyhole Garden Progress – April 23, 2020

By |2020-04-29T16:52:16-07:00April 23rd, 2020|Photos|

Weather took a turn from cool and damp to hot and dry, all but putting a spike in what remains of the romaine. For the spring replacements we brought in Genovese basil (front left) and yellow pear tomatoes (mid left, can't see them yet). The cucumbers are fruiting and the frying peppers are really leafing out now that they're no longer in the shade of winter's lettuce.

16 04, 2020

Keyhole Garden Progress – April 13, 2020

By |2020-04-29T16:34:08-07:00April 16th, 2020|Projects|

Not much new this week. The lettuces continue to putter out and what remains of the bok choi looks like it's about to bolt. On the other hand, the tomatillos and cucumbers are flowering and I've got a couple of yellow pear tomato (the wife's favorite) seedlings getting ready to move into the bed, so we're in good shape.

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