Garden Blogging

On top of tiny tomato plants growing through the cracks there are new giant bamboo shoots shooting up around the pond.

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Tomato Crack

Now look here, a tomato plant growing through the pavers? Ridiculous! Now I have to water the cement.

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Blue Bamboo

Himalayacalamus hookerianus

We installed this a couple years ago and it’s filled out very nicely.

First Day of Summer, Fall Vegetables

OK, so with this crazy cold few months, it appears that today is the first official day of summer in Berkeley, and probably in the rest of the Bay Area too. Now it is true that summer will only be lasting about a week this year, so enjoy it while you can. Get a tan!

Gardening is good too, and you can get a tan while gardening if you garden topless.

We got our fall veggie starts in yesterday. Lots of delicious broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, butter lettuces and of course more herbs. Always with the herbs around these parts. Cilantro is very popular and you can keep planting it into October or so.

Giant Cone Bush

Derby Street

Leucadendron species, maybe L. “Wilson’s Wonder”. That is enormous, growing up the side of the house like that. I’ve never seen it that big. Yay!

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