Mother’s Day

Each year, weather permitting, we work all day in the garden on Mother’s Day. And indeed the weather was awesome today. We cleared detritus, distributed fresh compost, and planted tomatoes (zebra, black krim, black cherry, romas), eggplant (ichiban and shoji), lots of herbs (basils, oreganos, patchouli, rosemary), peppers (poblano, jalapeno, sweet yellows and reds). Of course we picked up a couple of new irises including one we found abandoned on a street corner, roots and all, and planted a new iris patch in the herb garden. We planted more kale seed to complement the kale that survived the winter. We also discovered a patch of thriving potatoes that I almost mistook for weeds but saved just in time. We still have much to plant, compost, and clear, but got a great start today.

This day traditionally ends with barbecue. I’m not a huge meat eater, but I do love ribs and this is the one day a year when I indulge.

Did I mention that the day started out with a pair of earrings that JB made (pictured below) from a couple of shells he found on the beach with an added blue amazonite bead. And that my son sent me the photo (see above) from Japan taken on Nishikatta beach. Those are his feet at the bottom of the picture.

Life is good.

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4 Responses to Mother’s Day

  1. Happy Mother’s Day.

  2. Jerome Bloom says:














  3. nikky44 says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  4. las artes says:

    There is a general saying that “a good gardener sows 3 seeds – one for the bug, one for himself and one for the weather”. Therefore, if you want to grow tomatoes from seeds then you should sow your seeds indoors for about six to eight weeks during spring. Tomato seeds are highly sensitive and if planted directly, you would not get the expected results.

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