In California’s Central Coast, it feels as though there are only two seasons…colder sunny days with sporadic rainfall and warm/hot sunny days. Four seasons do not exist here, so saying that summer feels like it’s on the brink, seems like an odd statement. But, the air in SLO continues to feel warm and cozy, the nights are even staying comfortable for longer. I do think we will have an especially warm spring and with that, an early summer.
It makes me excited to extend and grow the garden again. Our artichoke maintains its health and wellness and despite our efforts to keep up with the production, the chard isn’t letting up. Strawberries seem to be taking a slumber from developing ruby red berries, but the leaves and size of the plants tell us we’ll soon be having a daily morning snack. My idea for this years summer garden includes peppers, tomatoes, arugula, onions, cucumbers, and more herbs. I’m sure more will make it’s way into our dirt, but until then, this is what I’m planning. Today will be a beautiful day full of weeding, turning dirt, and enjoying the beautiful sun. Have a beautiful weekend all!
The Chard that grows and grows and turns different shades of green and burgundy all the time…
The Artichoke plant that yielded 6 artichokes last year…hoping to get 12 (or more!) this year!
This book is my buddy with spring so near!
Front flower garden…I learned last winter of flowers that would bloom all through winter. They have been a great light, even on dark days.
Backyard Calla Lily garden that grows wild, and free and beautiful.