Home & Garden Forever In The Garden

by Kimberly Childers •

Santa Rosa, CA. ~ November mornings and evenings are becoming quite cold, but still warm days for now with the changing climate. Orange and red rosehips dangle in thorny brown brambles, Saskatoon Serviceberry


and Asian pear leaves finally turning soft yellow. Hermit thrush, Cedar Waxwing and Dotted Northern Flicker peck at shriveled apples left on the ground scattered with auburn speckled leaves. As with all the months of the year, each has its own spectacular theme if you pay attention. My daughter, Elizabeth, was visiting from Long Beach for a wonderful week and she

loves to garden too. She has an allotment now and is really getting into planting seeds and appreciat- ing their magic. She was shaking the pods of unique nig- ella, Love- in-a-Mist, and we could the

hear tiny

seeds rattle inside.


course, she took sev- eral pods home

to remove the seeds plant in her own garden!

She took a copy of Baker Creek’s The Whole Seed Cat- alogue, with their huge col- orful photos of gorgeous vege- tables, flowers and herbs. You can call them if you like and order yours at 417-924- 8917 seeds@ Cool seeds from 100 coun- tries and Free Shipping! Time to plant starts from our favorite nurseries! An- gela

Wern- hardt from King’s

Nursery suggested planting unique Or- ange Cheddar Cauli- flower, Salanova Red Sweet Crisp lettuce, Dragon’s Tongue mustard greens with purple veins and deep purple bunching onions. Don’t for- get to plant yellow and orange calendula starts and be sure to visit the Seed Bank, 110 Petaluma Boulevard North in Petaluma. Time to take a gar- den trip to all of our great lo-

cal nurseries with friends and gather up plants, starts and garden gloves! You can visit the big box

Garden as though you will live forever. William Kent

stores with nurseries, Home Depot or Lowes. Check out Harmony Farms and Urban Tree Farm with a huge se- lection of citrus trees includ- ing Improved Meyer lemon, Blood oranges, sweet Satsuma mandarin, Tahoe Gold manda- rin, and kumquat. Plant deli- cious dwarf Avocado trees for your small garden or create a mix for your larger plot. Make it a point to grow organic! You decide! Rake leaves off the grass for rich leaf mold! Chop or mow the leaves, slightly dampen them, rake them up and ei- ther bag them in big sturdy trash bags or make round wire cages

3’x 4’, use

1/4 or 1/2” hardware cloth so leaves are held in tight. Store them out of the way

for a year until it’s time to gather them up again. Empty out the old leaves that have turned into fluffy, dark won- derfulness for the garden! I promise you will never throw leaves

in the garbage can ...continued on page 28

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JOKES & Humor #3

A pretty terrible golfer was playing a round of golf for which he had hired a caddie. The round proved to be somewhat tortuous for the caddie to watch and he was getting a bit exasperated by the poor play of his employer. At one point the ball lay about 180 yards from the green and the as the golfer sized up his situation, he asked his caddie, "Do you think I can get there with a 5-iron?" And the caddie replied, "Eventually."

Pareidolia November: Wheel Happy!

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