swiss chard 'bright lights' and a green leaf lettuce squeezed in.
arugula, red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, stir fry broccoli (perhaps it's broccolini) and more of the same bright lights swiss chard. If we get a freeze I'll cover the plants with a sheet. I've never grown arugula before. I've been reading it's extremely nutritious, lots of vitamin K and other benefits. I wish I had more room to put more bins but then again I'd have to take care of them all.
To the right of the bin is my four foot rosemary plant which looks like it might have died. However, I've learned waiting till the middle of summer is best because many plants come back as late as that. This comes from years of gardening experience. We shall see.
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Friday, February 16, 2018
Monday, February 12, 2018
In the open pastures below our home I noticed the robins have returned but I didn't see a bluebird. I love seeing the robins running with spurts and stops. They're listening for a worm below the surface of the grass. Hopefully I'll see bluebirds this week. A warmer weather pattern is now upon us. I took the photo above in my California garden. I love how the robin's breast is camouflaged by the pyracantha berries.
Lysimachia nummularia, beneath. It's turned a reddish hue from the winter cold. I'm not sure this ground cover will come back. I just looked it up; it's hardy in my zone.