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Five Things Friday

First strawberries of the season

The five little things that made my week…

1. The first strawberries of the season. I wish I could tell you how scrumptious they were, but by the time I went back to harvest a few, they were gone. All of them, poof! like magic. And someone with chubby dimpled hands and a suspicious strawberry juice mustache was giggling nearby.

A successful flock integration

2. All the ladies playing nicely. A successful flock integration!

Volunteer nasturtiums in my garden

3. I think the volunteer nasturtiums have tripled in my garden this year. And I am totally loving it.

Wildflowers at Anza-Borrego State Park

4. California wildflowers have been amazing this season! (These were at Anza-Borrego State Park.)

Linda Ly on a panel of authors at Literary Orange

5. I had so much fun being one of the featured authors (and being on the food panel with these lovely ladies) at Literary Orange last weekend. Thank you to all who came to hear me speak and have their books signed!

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring โ€” all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more ยป


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    Silly Little Sheep
    April 9, 2017 at 7:38 am

    I love all your pictures, but the nasturtiums – OH! They are clearly doing well where you are, I grew mine in pots and only put them outdoors two weeks ago, so they are still little. Volunteer tomatoes and forget-me-nots are doing great though. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    April 7, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Are we maybe gonna get to meet the new ladies soon?? Looking forward to it!!!

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      Linda from Garden Betty
      April 9, 2017 at 2:15 am

      Yes, I’ll be formally introducing them next month! ๐Ÿ™‚ But you’ll get a better peek at them soon in my upcoming garden tour.

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        April 9, 2017 at 3:55 am

        YAY!!! Can’t wait. Thanks for the response!


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