I wish everyone could enjoy my garden.
I offer these photos as the next-closest-thing, a way to share some of the delights. I also captured these moments to preserve some of the fleeting beauty of the garden. Part of what makes gardening enriching is the unraveling of new growth day by day. But I also miss the sweet peas when they’re gone. And so they’re preserved in images.
I took these photos on two days, one in May and one in June. In San Diego, we’ve been experiencing a lot of “May Grey” and “June Gloom” in 2023. While our Bonsall home lies a dozen miles inland, the stream and oaks that run through our backyard invite the fog to hug closely to the property, giving us more grey than many in our zone. I hope you enjoy the view.
Speaking of tomato plants, let’s check out the Hugelkultur Garden, where tomato vines are climbing. In the foreground stands an antique ice cream cart.