spadeandseeds FORMS IN NATURE REPEAT THEMSELVES: #Nature finds the perfect #design, and repeats that form endlessly. Nature does not squander its energy redesigning anything. Nature is always perfect, even in its supposed imperfections. I saw this Stapelia flower outside a bank yesterday. What does it look like to you? Thank you @larrysantoyo , I miss your classes! #patternliteracy #permacultureacademy 17h

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spadeandseeds MY LITTLE DUDE SAYS "I LOVE THE PINK SKY MAMA!" And I concur. Beautiful ending to a chillaxed work-a-day. Def feel blessed for my life right now. Hope everyone feels the same way, too. ;) 1d

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spadeandseeds 'CAMP JOY' CHERRY TOMATOES AKA PLUMP AND JUICY GOODNESS! It's rare in my garden to gather so many cherry tomatoes all at once with all the mad snack-scaling going on. But, phew, we managed a #photo op! Expect these juicy and delish ruby-red gems if you got Camp Joy tomato #plants from Spade and Seeds this spring. My go-to red Cherry! ;) 4d

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spadeandseeds FIRST HARVEST FROM ALLOTMENT- LEMON SQUASH! The community garden bed is bumpin' now- #moringa , #herbs, red currant #tomatoes , Cosmos sulphureus, agastache, purple tree collards, borage, ground cherries, peppers, beans, purple shiso and more. This darling lemon squash is from @bakercreekseeds . Adorbs, yeah? ;) 5d

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spadeandseeds EARLY MORNING WORDS FROM CHÖGYAM TRUNGPA RIMPOCHE "My advice to you is not to undertake the spiritual path. It is too difficult, too long, and is too demanding. I suggest you ask for your money back, and go home. This is not a picnic. It is really going to ask everything of you. So, it is best not to begin. However, if you do begin, it is best to finish." Well, I already put my shoes on.... :) #alwayslearningeverysecond #indonesiancosmos 6d

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spadeandseeds THIS LITTLE DUDER! This lil floofy-haired dood just lost his first bottom tooth yesterday- and damn they learn early to juice their mamas for their Tooth Fairy duckets! "Cash money, Mama" "Times is rough and tough like leather, Mama" Okay, well he didn't really say that, but he did make this little wild #floralarrangement out of flowers from our garden. And that's pretty darn adorable. ;) 6d

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spadeandseeds THE FLAMINGO, LAS VEGAS: Glitter eyeshadow: check. Organized crime obsession: check. Attitude: check. Banana in BFFs Fashion Fanny Pack: check. Neon wonderment: check. Goodnight Las Vegas, see you soon! ;) 1w

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spadeandseeds THESE BADA$$ BITCHES! From left to right Yours Truly Lolo, C Lo, and Ho Lo. You goddesses teach me so many street and spirit lessons! 1w

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spadeandseeds WELL QUALIFIED TO REPRESENT THE L.B.C! City of, ahem, Long Bean. ;) #dork #nerdalert #buhrumpum But more importantly, Long Beans aka Noodle Beans are here and are so easy to grow with not too much water. Take the heat good, too. 3 varieties are in stock- Red, Thai Green #2, and White Galaxy. Super fun, sexy and so delicious to grow! My personal summer fave! :) 1w

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spadeandseeds THE SUMMER SOLSTICE, PAPA'S DAY AND SPIRIT ANIMALS: My eyes and soul ever get tired of looking at this photo that inspires a million thoughts and spirit animals. Happy #solstice everyone, happy Father's Day to all the daddies, and may we all find our spirit animals and run with them. Let the summer begin! ;) #losangeles 1w

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spadeandseeds "ENVIRONMENTAL ART" AND "LEARNING TO BE SILENT": Sometimes when I'm deep in ponder mode I create things of found objects. Today I made a silly 'ol pile of sticks with a jacaranda seedpod and two blossoms. I contemplated sonnet #71 from Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, below for your zen pleasure. Enjoy! ;) The pupils of the Tendai school used to study meditation before Zen entered Japan. Four of them who were intimate friends promised one another to observe seven days of silence. On the first day all were silent. Their meditation began auspiciously, but when night came and the oil lamps were growing dim one of the pupils could not help exclaiming to a servant "Fix those lamps." The second pupil was surprised to hear the first one talk. "We are not supposed to say a word." he remarked. "You two are stupid! Why did you talk?" Asked the third. "I am the only one who has not talked," concluded the fourth pupil. :) 1w

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spadeandseeds CORN JUST MAKES ME HAPPY: Knee high by the Fouth of July? Pshaw. ;) Over here at @rootdownla we have 6 foot tall cornstalks that rustle in the wind and play with the Anise Swallowtail butterflies that come to court us while we work. #natureismagic #natureisgrand Happy Friday! ;) 2w

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spadeandseeds BLACK JUNGLE BUTTERBEAN! Tripping out on the beautiful first leaves of this hard to find Black Jungle Butterbean. Excited to grow it too- supposed to be super vigorous and lush with tons of beans. Food forest, anyone? ;) Coming soon to @atwatervillagefm and @altadenafm !! #losangeles #farmersmarkets #foodforest Shouts to Rosa and Blaise for bequeathing this seed stash to me! #privatestash ;) 2w

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spadeandseeds HOT WEATHER AND DROUGHT TOLERANT GREENS! My fave green for the warm weather is #amaranth greens- easy, tough, beautiful, super nutritious and delicious. Perfect for sautées, soups and curries, it differs from grain amaranth as it has a smoother texture leaf that is smooth on the palette. If you try it, you will love it! The other gorgeous number is Golden #Purslane- reg purslane's bougie cousin. Milder in flavor, fatter in leaf, and brightens up the garden with its chartreuse foliage. Reseeds easily for continuous supply. High in Omega-3s and is #DT for sure! :) #getatthese #losangeles 2w

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spadeandseeds AMAZING PLANTAGE TO BE FOUND THIS WEEKEND AT THE @tpprovocateur PLANT SALE! Gorgeous rarities, and a delicious edit of bomb plants. Peep these beautiful vampy 'Red Dragon' Venus fly traps! Yummy. ;) The sale is this weekend at the Muddy Paw Cafe on Sunset in Silverlake. Boom. #mydayinla #losangeles 3w

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spadeandseeds WILD MESCLUN-Y, FORAGE-Y TANGLE OF GREENS TO GO HUNTING THROUGH: Seeded this little wild patch for salad and greens and it has heirloom Chinese and red mustards, fenugreek, nasturtium, daikon radish, Forellenshluss lettuce and arugulas. Yum! Good morning, garden! ;) 3w

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spadeandseeds MIRACULOUS PEST MANAGEMENT! Peeped this beautiful #ladybug who decided to lay her eggs (see the orange dots) on my flowering #Angelica, where mama and babes can feast on aphids. I'm happy, she's happy, #larvae will be happy. A win-win situation! Good morning, garden, good morning. ;) #mydayinla 3w

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spadeandseeds I SPEND A FAIR AMOUNT OF TIME GEEKING OUT ON DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF VEGGIES. And by "fair" I mean "a lot" ! ;) Needless to say, these will be offered to you at @atwatervillagefm and @altadenafm soon! Especially excited about the 1800's Japanese heirloom Shishigatani squash, badass Pie Pumpkin, and Striped Serpent Cucumbers! Yellow squash per customer request. Happy Gardening! :) 3w

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spadeandseeds DRAGON TONGUE BUSH BEAN! Planting these gorgeous and delicious heirloom 'Dragon Langerie' bush #beans as a companion plant with my drought tolerant Tatume #Mexican vining squash! Super stunning, and prolific- I'll be offering both #plants throughout the next month or so! ;) #losangeles #farmersmarkets @altadenafm @atwatervillagefm 3w

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