Month: June 2010


I received this dwarf Kniphofia from Carrie at Read Between the Limes She received a number of rare plants from Fitzgerald nurseries. She gave me three dwarf varieties of different colors. It normally doesn’t bloom it’s first year. I mistreated this plant horribly by planting […]


This year I grew several different sunflowers along the side of the house. This portion of the yard doesn’t get a lot of attention. It is the location of the stray pots and our compost bin. Surprisingly, they are doing quite well here. The house […]

Growing Hops in the Garden

I share a community plot with my friend Mitch who is a big home brewer. When he offered to share his plot it was under the condition that I would not harm the nine hop plants he was growing in the plot. He is growing […]

Wordless Wednesday

June Bloom Day

Summer has finally arrived and we just survived our first heat wave of the summer. Luckily the temperatures stayed below 100 degrees but it was also incredibly windy. After two days of strong wind and heat the spring flowers were little beat up and droopy. […]

Monday Harvest

I was able to harvest my first yellow squash along with carrots, onions, and zucchini. I used them for a pasta primavera dish which was the perfect dinner after surviving the first heat wave of the summer. Harvest Monday is hosted by Daphne’s Dandelions. If […]

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: Tangerine Sage

San Francisco Marina Distric Fort Mason

Last weekend, I went to San Francisco to visit the Fine Art Fair at Fort Mason. I thought it was a perfect opportunity to try out my new camera a Nikon D3000. Fort Mason is a former military port that was in service for over […]