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Ft. Mason Community Garden - which plot did I choose?

Gardening in San Francisco will be a pleasure for me, and I'm looking forward to being part of the community at the Fort Mason Community Garden.

Yesterday I shared pictures of the two garden plots that were available for me. Did I choose the sunny plot or the shady one?

Most of you who guessed chose the sunny plot. That would definitely have been my choice except that it was full of oxalis, a very difficult to eradicate weed that plagues many of our California gardens. I knew that plot would demand more time and energy than I have to devote to it, so .... I chose the shady plot.

shady garden plot gleaningsIt already has some plants growing that I'll keep ... narcissus, helleborus, oregano and rosemary. Also some yet-to-be-identified plants.

Can you spot the rosemary and oregano in the picture? They seasoned last night's ravioli dinner delightfully.

While it's unlikely I'll be growing tomatoes, I'll take great delight in planning, planting and tending a garden of shade-loving flowers. I can envision an upright fuchsia trained as a small tree, with forget-me-nots and bleeding heart underneath; perhaps a fern or two. Anemone and begonias might do well. Some more narcissus and spring bulbs that don't demand full sun would be a nice addition.

As I get into this project, I'm sure I'll have many more ideas.

There are bound to be some failures along with unexpected successes -- but isn't that just life?

For you gardeners who plant in shade/morning sun -- please share your favorite plants - I'd love to check them out.

 

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Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

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Comment balloon 18 commentsLottie Kendall • February 05 2017 07:29PM

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Hi Lottie

I missed your post about the plots but will take a look. There are some wonderful shade plants and I bet with your own research and talking with others that you will find the perfect combination of plants to enrich your garden, and your life.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) almost 3 years ago

Well, it certainly sounds like you've made the best choice and your knowledge and enthusiasm shall lead the way ...,

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Keller Williams of Central PA) almost 3 years ago

Hi Jeff Dowler and Maria Sapio - I'm rather surprised at myself, but I've gotten very excited about having this little plot of ground to make my own. Now, when I'm not working, will I hike or garden????

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 3 years ago

Good Afternoon Lottie - we will be interested in seeing pictures as your community garden progresses.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 3 years ago

Lottie, how fun, and will look forward to more photos of your upcoming garden!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 3 years ago

Lottie Kendall - You are going to have a wonderful growing season!  Can't wait to see the updates as we move through the seasons from planting to harvest time!

: )

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) almost 3 years ago

I had a small plot about 6 foot by 20 feet that I planted with several tomato plants last year.  I had tomatoes coming out of my ears, and gave many of them to my family and my neighbors.  I have herbs planted in planters out on my patio.  I love gardening, and sometimes contemplate taking out more of my lawn to have a larger space for vegetables.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 3 years ago

Lottie hello.

Looking forward to updates about your garden plot. I got it wrong.

Have a good week,

Posted by Shahar Hillel, Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer. (Augusta Financial Inc.) almost 3 years ago

Hi Grant Schneider and Joan Cox - I'm sure I'll be posting pictures of my progress by and by. Today I went down to do a bit of weeding--discovered a coule of strawberry plants and another helleborus plant!

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat  and Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com - how's everything in snowy Tahoe?? Since my garden is primarily shady, I'll be concentrating on flowers and flowering shrubs. My favorite Farmer's Market is a 5 minute walk from the Community Garden, so I have a good source of veges.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 3 years ago

Hello Shahar Hillel - shady without too many weeds beat out sunny and full of oxalis! 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 3 years ago

 When I'm working in my yard or garden I can listen to my iTunes and go someplace magical Lottie Kendall 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) almost 3 years ago

I can feel how excited you are about this and I look forward to seeing the progress of your garden!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - there's something about working with your hands, digging in the earth, creating something of beauty ..... looking forward to it.

Hi Brian England - it's quite probable that I'll be posting quarterly, at least this first year. I haven't done any gardening for over 5 years, and minimal for some years before that. This is a new adventure for me.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 3 years ago

Yeah! I thought the shady one had more potential and was afraid the sunny one would burn up too quickly. You have some great ideas about what you're going to plant and I know you're going to enjoy the process and the results! 

Here's to happy gardening and the plot thickening with nutrients, green and beautiful produce, herbs, and flowers!!! May you see an abundance of butterflies in your garden too! 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 3 years ago

I'm thinking an upright fuchsia, with red tubular flowers, will be attractive to hummingbirds as well as be a thing of beauty for all eyes.  This is fun, Patricia Feager !

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 3 years ago

Hope your year is going great so far and Thank you so much for taking the time to share your post. :-Dave

Posted by Dave Martin (703) 585-4687, Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome (Fairfax Realty) almost 2 years ago

Hope your year is going great so far and Thank you so much for taking the time to share your post. :-Dave

Posted by Dave Martin (703) 585-4687, Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome (Fairfax Realty) almost 2 years ago

Hi David Martin - real estate usually gets wilds after the Super Bowl -- this year it kicked in before December was over!! I long for a peaceful couple of hours at my garden plot.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 2 years ago

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