This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

tulips in my sister's california garden

These are photos my sister took of her backyard near San Francisco. I LOVE the top left one with tulips AND cactus!

My aunt sent tulip bulbs to both of us last fall. Mine are just barely starting to grow. But in CA they are in full glory - a preview of what's ahead! Its especially nice to see today - another bitter cold day in the NE. The good news is that a nice weekend is forecast. After all, March is supposed to go out like a lamb....



Blogger Bren said...

Breath Taking!!! I can't wait till mine start blooming in another month here in the Midwest.
Happy Spring!

March 24, 2009 11:51 PM

Blogger a pot, a thought & a smidgen of dirt said...

They are just lovely, we planted ours last year for the first time and hardly any come up, wonderful to see these ones though, just found your blog and love it, Fiona

March 25, 2009 4:51 AM

Anonymous MarianLondonUK said...

Really pretty Kathy. I love Spring flowers. Re-visiting Beets! Has anyone at the White House told our Queen Elizabeth that Mr Obama does not eat Beets I wonder? Can you imagine at the state dinner when he comes over ... I am sure they are on top of it!! I thought about dropping a note to her website at Buckingham Palace, tee hee.

March 25, 2009 10:05 AM

Blogger kathy said...

What a thought Marian!

March 25, 2009 10:16 AM

Blogger Melanie said...

Absolutely beautiful!

March 25, 2009 12:22 PM

Anonymous Daniela Caride said...

Kathy, what a wonderful blog you have. I'm very happy I met you at the park today. I always wanted to have a veggie garden, but Frieda always ate the plants before they grew.


I'll try again this year, as every year, but this time with some good advice from you.

If you'd like to read stories about my family (a husband, three dogs and three cats), visit us at


Daniela Caride

March 25, 2009 5:16 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Hi Daniela, That's just what I was doing just now! I enjoyed reading about Lola's adoption.

March 25, 2009 6:13 PM

Blogger Marie Anne said...


I just moved into my new home and have tulips and daffodils coming up. Can't wait to see what I end up with!

March 28, 2009 4:58 PM


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