Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Winter Garden Gallery

The neglect I heaped upon my garden so far this winter while away seemed to suit it well. Indeed, “How can I miss you when you won’t go away?” (reference: Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks) may apply to gardens/gardeners as well as people. I did go away and apparently the garden didn’t miss me one bit.*

I have been (perhaps unworthily) rewarded with a bountiful winter crop of parsley, cauliflower, broccoli, and various types of lettuce.

Even the rosemary bush is blooming. There must have been just the right amount of sunshine, moisture, and cold to nourish my winter plots. Curiously, Encinitas had six hours of a 24-degree freeze early on January 15th (perhaps the collective shudder after the Chargers loss—you see, I’m still getting over that one).

I am not a Constant Gardener, but a casual caretaker, and I guess left on their own, the veggies grew just fine.

*I noticed more than one blogger using Dan Hicks’ song title for their blog titles without even a nod to the phrase’s author. I’m a Dan Hicks fan and know the source, but hey, how hard is it to perform a simple google check?

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