I heard somewhere or other that the dahlias in the "dahlia dell" at Golden Gate Park were at their peak, and so my husband Page and I (since we both love dahlias) ventured there today. As promised, they were/are incredible. I first got to know these amazing flowers when we grew them at the Free Farm at Gough/Eddy. They are so bright and brilliant - slide show of them below....
This is the fun little harvest from last weekend at the St. Mark's Lutheran garden - berries, spuds, greens, onions, tons of rosemary --- all of which went to the Free Farm Stand in the Mission on Sunday. Added to this were greens from Little Red Hen, which graced the altar at St. Aidan's en route to the Farm Stand....
It was lovely July weather in SF today, and I spent the whole day gardening (which is heaven for me....) This meant planting new lettuces, beets, beans, cucumbers, and arugula at the Little Red Hen and St. Mark's gardens. Photos of the new little plants below.... Also one of my neighbors arranged a clean-up day for the median on our street, which also was a great way to spend part of a Saturday.
St. Aidan's senior lunch program, Diamond Diners, had a festive meal on the 4th of July and there were lots of greens and herbs from the garden to share at a free farmer's market table. Happy 4th everyone (belatedly.......)
San Francisco was full of parades and joy and sun today. On an early morning walk before church, I spotted these dahlias in my neighborhood - adding to the rainbow of life and love and color in the city. Happy Pride Sunday!
I forgot to post this picture of last week's harvest, which went to the Free Farm Stand - which celebrated its 10th anniversary in the Mission! Wow! Ten years of giving away beautiful produce and love and along the way building a community of peace and hope. I think this means that my friend tree, founder of the stand, and I have known each other nearly 10 years now, too - what a blessing.
It was a beautiful SF Saturday today - a little on the cloudy and breezy side, but mild. The gardens looked great - plenty of weeding to do! I saw hummingbirds in all 3 gardens I was in today - St. Mark's, Little Red Hen, and my own garden. What a gift.....they are such special creatures.
We had a wonderful harvest of greens from the Little Red Hen garden, for this month's Diamond Diners senior lunch program. It's amazing what some wonderful rainfalls will do for the garden!
Happy Easter from the Little Red Hen garden - I'm home after the Easter Vigil at St. Aidan's and also we had a lovely Holy Saturday service this morning. A full and beautiful day - and the garden reiterated the beauty of creation...
I visited the Little Red Hen garden today to find an absolutely perfect tulip. Seems like a little harbinger of Easter and spring! With thanks to my friend Paul who must have planted the bulb as he tended the plot before me - and with thanks for the rain that helped create such a beautiful little piece of creation.
Deacon at St. Aidan's