Thanks to my homesteader friend, Mary Hofer, for this cool permaculture raised bed establishment method. The bed is supported by a bunch of rotting wood under the soil, permanent slow-release fertilizer… Has anyone tried this in the Bay Area? Seems like it should work. http://www.richsoil.com/hugelkultur/

was last week. Wisteria buds are swelling into panicles, and the fresh leaves are unfurling on rosebushes and flowering trees all around the Bay Area. Do you have an annual maintenance plan for your landscape or garden?