Monday, December 26, 2016

Winter Solstice in the Harmony Garden

The Skyview Harmony Garden is having a little winter nap during the holiday break. And while we've had a few harsh evenings with temperatures well below freezing, we still have some herbs and vegetables fighting through the elements. During this dormant time of year, we're also seeing the beautiful dry seed formations and quiet plant cycles run their course. Below are some photos from the garden this week.

But the work continues - even though our raised beds are barren and their isn't a lot to do in the garden itself. The Skyview Harmony Garden Committee is having their first meeting of the year on Thursday, January 4th from 6-7pm. The meeting is open to the community as they'll be planning spring planting, a community work party and the Skyview Harmony Garden's Annual Earth Day Fair, which is to take place on Saturday, April 22nd from 5-7pm. To attend the January 4th meeting, please RSVP to Sarah Greenman at She'll send you details about location!

Milkweed seeds.

Swiss Chard takes a licking and keeps on ticking.

Seeds from our Butterfly Bush.

Garlic is a great winter vegetable that can handle the frosty weather.

Against all odds, our Cilantro is still fighting for life!

Crepe Myrtle seeds pods are opening up.