The blog is on hold until June 7 so the blogger can plant some new parterres, plant tomatoes, and watch the hummingbirds in the rose garden where 31 roses (nurtured entirely on gray water) are having a blooming fit. In a word ---a serious attack of spring fever!
Meanwhile, a terrific new book for California gardeners: California Gardener's Resource: All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant, and Maintain a California Garden (Regional Gardener's Resource) by Bruce and Sharon Asakawa. Bruce is a second generation California gardener whose parents owned a plant nursery. He went to Cal Poly where he majored in landscape architecture. It shows! He knows. Example: you can improve your avocado crop by 20% by planting the correct pollinator with your tree---and he tells you what goes with what. Recommendation--read this while your feverish garden blogger is recovering.