April 22, 2009
spring is blooming in patches around the yard.
the usual suspects have made an appearance.
if you watch really closely, you can see the rhubarb unfurling…
the garlic has bravely sprouted.
the peas are up.
the herb garden is making a statement (although you’ll note that i’m a little behind in getting the fall leaves off the bed). much to my surprise, chamomile (german, roman and lemon) is a perennial – who knew? i suppose reading the labels before i plant things might help. The thyme, oregano, and mints are all up and active. The chives (standard and garlic) are about to bloom already. The fennel is a mere 6 inches high, but we all know that will change. and i thought it was a one-season fluke, but a patch of the lemon balm (middle) has kept a golden tone in contrast to the other green variety (can’t wait for more of those lemon balm mojitos from last year!).
i spent about 5 minutes lying on the ground yesterday taking pictures of this fellow, and foiling the attempts of my smallest person to alternately pick it up or stomp on it.