We had a beautiful day yesterday, it was sunny and in the mid 40′s. I decided to walk around the gardens to see if there were any signs of spring. It’s still winter here and it will be for several weeks (March 21 is the first day of spring here in the Northern Hemisphere). Most of the garden is still looking like winter, the raised beds are still protected with their mulch and a small blanket of snow.
Brown is still the dominant color in the garden and dried seed heads still take of the place of the summer flowers.
The raspberry canes are still showing their purple hue with not a leaf or berry in sight.
The blueberries are still hidden behind their fortress of chicken wire to protect them from the nibbling deer.
There are signs of life in the gardens though, the sedum out front is touting it’s early spring glow.
The larkspur seedling are ready to grow rapidly once they have a few warm days.
The foxgloves are waiting to send forth their tall spires of flowers as soon as the ground warms a little more.
Best of all, the chives are bursting forth ready to add flavor to all kinds of spring dishes.
I’m really excited for spring this year. I’m looking forward to working outside and I’m most excited about eating fresh green things from the garden (I did harvest more spinach on Tues, 4.1 oz).
Are there any signs of life in your winter gardens? What are you most excited about come spring?Filed under Seasons | Comments (8)