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

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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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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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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

Feb 05, 2017 11:32 AM #1
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Maria Sapio
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Well, it certainly sounds like you've made the best choice and your knowledge and enthusiasm shall lead the way ...,

Feb 05, 2017 11:35 AM #2
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Lottie Kendall
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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????

Feb 05, 2017 11:49 AM #3
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Grant Schneider
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Good Afternoon Lottie - we will be interested in seeing pictures as your community garden progresses.

Feb 05, 2017 12:10 PM #4
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Joan Cox
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Lottie, how fun, and will look forward to more photos of your upcoming garden!

Feb 05, 2017 03:42 PM #5
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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!

: )

Feb 05, 2017 04:03 PM #6
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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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.

Feb 05, 2017 04:47 PM #7
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Shahar Hillel
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Lottie hello.

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

Have a good week,

Feb 05, 2017 04:50 PM #8
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Lottie Kendall
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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.

Feb 05, 2017 06:42 PM #9
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Hello Shahar Hillel - shady without too many weeds beat out sunny and full of oxalis! 

Feb 05, 2017 06:43 PM #10
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 When I'm working in my yard or garden I can listen to my iTunes and go someplace magical Lottie Kendall 

Feb 05, 2017 11:31 PM #11
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Brian England
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I can feel how excited you are about this and I look forward to seeing the progress of your garden!

Feb 06, 2017 05:08 AM #12
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Lottie Kendall
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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.

Feb 06, 2017 07:21 AM #13
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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! 

Feb 06, 2017 07:49 AM #14
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Lottie Kendall
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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 !

Feb 06, 2017 02:28 PM #15
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Hope your year is going great so far and Thank you so much for taking the time to share your post. :-Dave

Jan 21, 2018 10:27 AM #16
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Hope your year is going great so far and Thank you so much for taking the time to share your post. :-Dave

Jan 21, 2018 10:28 AM #17
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Lottie Kendall
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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.

Jan 21, 2018 08:33 PM #18
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