Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Time to get out and about

This is a picture of mulberry flower (Morus nigra) from my weeping mulberry tree. I'm so looking forward to Spring. I'm watching the leaves unfurl from dormant branches and trying to figure out what to plant and what to clear.

If you're in the Santa Cruz area, I can recommend some classes that a friend and instructor teaches. Darren Huckle, L.Ac. is offering a wide variety of herb classes, from herb walks to herbal preparation classes. Get more information from his website

I blogged about his Herbal Medicine in the Garden class at CASFS in 2006. Here's a link to my post "Today I ate an Echinacea purpurea"
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ZZ said...

The mulberry looks nice.

How are you doing? I heard on the news that Santa Cruz was hit by some "surges". Nothing compared to what happened in Japan with the tsunamis', but still, there was some damage done.

I hope you are okay.

CoastalCAGardener said...

Thanks. Doing well. Santa Cruz, to the north of Moss Landing did take some damage. Honestly it's much ado about nothing, we see worse damage during winter storm surges. My garden is luckily far away from the beach. I can see the ocean at Moss Landing but it's about 3 miles away and I'm on a nice tall hill. However, the storms lately have been trying to wash us off the hill it seems. Last storm brought 4+ inches and there's another about to pound us.