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The Great Pretender

This past Spring I spread my home-made compost all over my garden and after about three weeks, the soil was thick with tomato seedlings. I then made a mental note to not put tomato seeds into my kitchen waste container. I guess my compost doesn’t get hot enough to kill them, but I’m ok with that… For every 100 tomato seedlings, there appeared one zucchini seedling. “How sweet!”, I thought. “How useful!”, I thought next. I took three of the more robust specimens and planted them on a little hill, watered them lots, and waited. While I was away on vacation, my husband ¬†sent me pictures of the garden and THIS is what the “zucchini” looks like! Hmmm… I was fooled. I think it’s baby acorn squash. Can anyone confirm this? (We ate some of them green and they were creamy and delicious!)

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Filoli- Spring 2010

I took my daughters to visit the gardens at Filoli last week. The place never fails to inspire and uplift me. Even my 16 year old said, “We should come here more often. I love it here!”

Nothing says spring quite like these blushing apple blossoms!

It was my younger daughter, though, that wanted to be in all the pictures!

Looks like she likes Tulips!

I’ll leave you with these two last shots- one of some sweet pansies in a mossy antique pot:

…and this is a beautiful Camperdown Elm- just coming into bloom.¬†

Go to Filoli and see for yourself!

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First Strawberries!

Today in the garden…

First berries

…and a close up…

YUM!

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Spring Ahead!

Spring Ahead!

Click on the above image to read about an event I’m involved with. It’s Wednesday, February 24th in Moss Beach. Please come and check it out if you’re interested!

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