Spring is in the air

Notes from the Garden, by our Head Gardener & Winemaker Margaret Koski-Kent
It's a beautiful time to walk in the garden, but we must do it soon. Spring is brief in our California...
Our ornamental cherries are in full spectacular bloom as are many of our beautiful botanical tulips, both
of which we've been sending to our Ferry Building shop for a glimpse of what's growing beyond the olive orchards.
We just planted 16 new fruit trees to replace some less productive varieties and also to support our estate food production in the coming years.
Many of our winter crops have sensed the change of season and have begun "bolting" or going to seed. We'll save some of these seeds, particularly our popular dino kale, for customers to enjoy in their own gardens. All the spring seeding and sowing is in full swing, as we plan for a summer full of heirloom tomatoes and basil....
"Nature's first green is gold,
her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
As dawn moves on to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
-Robert Frost