Valentine's Day is not just about roses in the Sierra Foothills. I decided to make some bouquets of narcissus, madrone, and a spiky green plant I don't know the name of, and set out a flower stand in front of my house. My dog, Tyler Foote,* helped by chewing his bone. We had a beautiful day.
I gave my neighbor a bouquet. In return, she dropped off a garbage can of horse manure. Smelly "gold" for my compost pile.
I have big plans for my garden this year. And hopefully I'll have lots to share.
As of this morning, there was still one bouquet left. If you're in the neighborhood, come by. It's yours.
Maybe no one wants to take the last one...
* Tyler Foote is a road in Nevada County, California built in 1913 by Arthur DeWint Foote, the husband of artist and writer Mary Hallock Foote's. Tyler Foote Road connectes North Columbia, California to a town called Cherokee that used to be called Tyler. I'm not sure why the town was called Tyler, but I plan to find out.