Not my favorite month, what with that weird silent R and all. I don't like January much either, but it's over anyway. We have 29 days of February this year (always annoying), but some good things do happen... In San Francisco, sunrise recedes to 7 a.m. on the 15th, and sunset pushes back to 6 p.m. on the 26th. Those are significant milestones I look for every year. Imo, there's something wrong with having sunrise after 7 and sunset before 6, so I appreciate the return to normalcy.
In the garden of my garden guru, a lovely mix of winter and spring prevails...
Here she is giving me a look I get from lots of people.
I brought some Nemophila maculata and Phacelia campanularia for her.
And she has Lepechinia fragrans cuttings for me. I'm going to put one under Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman' in my garden to get that light gray/green + dark green contrast. Lepechinia foliage is highly fragrant. Kind of a pine + lemon + sage combination.
We both propagate lots of cuttings, but she has more success than I do.
I would have low expectations for an orange tree in San Francisco, but she can grow anything in Menlo Park.
Berries include Symphoricarpos,
an inherited privet,
and inherited cotoneaster.
It rained last night.
We get more rain tomorrow...
and then it's supposed to be dry for several days.