When I was living in the Midwest it was just at this time of year — a time when you knew that winter would never end — that the Earl May seed catalog would arrive in the mail and one could at least dream of spring and summer.
It's a lot less dramatic around here in California, but still you can detect the first stirrings of the gardening instinct.
Among the books being checked out here at the are:
- GOLDEN GATE GARDENING: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO YEAR-ROUND FOOD GARDENING IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA AND COASTAL CALIFORNIA
The last two selections are particularly appropriate here in Half Moon Bay, considering our current "rainy" season (or the lack thereof).
Gardening need not be a solitary activity. Getting involved with the California Native Plant Society might provide an opportunity to meet like minded people. There's also the Half Moon Bay Garden Club to check out. Longer days and more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors are not that far away.
Joe Toschik is a Half Moon Bay Public Services Librarian who would rather read a seed catalog than actually do any work in the garden.
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