Being a SoCal boy, and seeing the strawberry plants pulled up every year before the fields were re-planted, I assumed (yeah, I know), that strawberries couldn't winter, especially here where there is Real Winter. Silly me. The strawberries I 'rescued' by potting and taking inside died off pretty quickly. The ones I left in the bed did quite well.
I weeded and did a little re-arranging. Now that I know they will winter, this is the official strawberry patch:
The blackberry also wintered well. This is the first year it hasn't started over from just a stick:
I put the random small potatoes from last year in mom's old collander, by the sink. I wound up with a collander full of sprouting potatoes, which have been strewn through several of the beds:
The actual potato bed...,
|...and half of the pepper bed.|
Not to forget the kitchen bed, Oregano, garlic and onions:
And, random flowers:
The rose stick -
I believe the horticultural name for these guys is "weeds", but they're pretty ones -
Lastly, the contribution from the local tree rodentia - sunflowers (They didn't plant them quite so neatly, tho...) -
The only new addition are the Sunflowers, thanks to the squirrels.