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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Garden update: spring is springing!

I went out to the garden this afternoon and I have to say it looks really lovely right now! Things are beginning to bloom - namely the white nectarine tree (left), the snap peas (below right) and the pluot (bottom), though the daffodils are also springing up, as are the snapdragons.

Everything else is looking lush and vibrant as well! The artichokes have taken off, and the rich burgundy leaves of the bull's blood beets provides beautiful contrast against the bright green of the fennel, daylily, marjoram and various lettuces.

If you haven't had the opportunity to visit the garden you should head out there soon as the winter vegetables will be harvested next week, and the produce will be given to the food bank!

Luckily we have a great selection of veggies that will be planted for the spring. Thanks to Seeds of Change we will have yellowstone, scarlet nantes and dragon carrots, silverado and rhubarb chard, ruby orlach heirloom mountain spinach, D'Avignon and hailstone radishes, and nasturtium. A very exciting variety!

And if you haven't yet, make sure to check out our new flickr page to see all of our photos. It's hard to believe the garden made its debut almost a year and a half ago! There you can see the progression of the garden as we have photos chronicling its growth from the very beginning! View our flickr page here. You can also see the rest of the photos that I took today.

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