Happy Easter flowers from the Little Red Hen garden, the tree in our front yard, and our sidewalk plants. A beautiful day of sun and hope...
This is a VERY belated post to show off the beautiful new redwood planter boxes at St. Mark's. These are thanks to a generous grant from St. Mark's, to my husband Page who did the planning and with our friend Nick who did the constructing. Kris and I have been adding mulch and plants and the garden looks beautifully energized! Mother nature has helped with lots of nice rain. We're ready for spring!
Lots of rain has meant lots of greens at the Little Red Hen garden! These went to Diamond Diners for February. More to come....
It's been a beautiful sunny MLK day for gardening. Amidst the bad news in the world and in our country, the garden reminds me of the beauty of creation amidst all of this. The garden is weed-free (for the moment) and growing well with all of our rain. Also - a few new spuds!
Fall is such a sweet (and sometimes confusing.....) gardening time in SF. The weather can be cold, or hot, or who knows what? Photos here are of a nice little harvest and also some new plantings. We'll see what happens next!?
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!
Deacon at St. Aidan's