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Dirt Nerd's Gotta Pea

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Dirt Nerd gardens above 5,000 feet in Boulder County, Colorado. "In this dry climate," he says, "seeing a rain drop stick around makes my day." photo credit: Dirt Nerd hide caption

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The lead story this morning in the Talking Plants world (I didn't hear from you so what else could I lead with?) is Dirt Nerd's pea seedling. Isn't she sweet?

Well if that doesn't work for you, perhaps the thoughtful musings over at A Thinking Stomach will:
"What possible kinds of salad greens can one grow when it is 105 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday and 50 degrees Fahrenheit (and spitting hail the size of nickels) on Thursday of the same week?" asks blogger Christina from Pasadena. Check out her answers.

OK, how about...

An old friend showed up in the Talking Plants inbox the other day. If you'd like to meet one of the people in the world I most envy, check out the latest from the fabulously talented (and obscenely young-to-retire) Margaret Roach. Her blog is Away To Garden.

Sure I wish I had a couple acres in upstate New York. Poor me, all I've got is this:

view towards WA. along Columbia Gorge

It was another dark, rainy morning when I left Portland and headed East along I-84. Sixty or so miles and a hundred minutes later, I was climbing up through lupine, balsam root and penstemon, making my way to the top of the Tom McCall Preserve. What you see here is the view from mid-way up, looking north across the Columbia River towards Washington State. The spills of yellow and purple you're seeing? Wildflowers, my friends. Wildflowers. More pix from this magical place tomorrow. photo credit: Ketzel Levine, NPR hide caption

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That picture can't possibly be real! It must be a painting, or a Hollywood backdrop. It's too beautiful!

Sent by Lauren Uroff | 3:42 PM | 5-27-2008

Thanks for the mention.

Boy, that landscape is fantabulous. What a wonderful, magical place.

Sent by Christina | 7:50 PM | 5-27-2008

Thank you for sharing news of my latest labor of love, A Way to Garden, with your friends here. (And by the way, I LOVE being called "obscenely young.") Putting you in my blogroll now...

Sent by Margaret | 8:13 AM | 5-28-2008

Ketzel - thanks for the shout out. If you ever need an apprentice... hint hint.

Sent by paul aka Dirt Nerd | 3:50 PM | 5-29-2008

Ah! Another one of the beautiful reasons we live in Oregon. Garden on!

Sent by Vicki | 7:25 PM | 5-29-2008

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