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April 22, 2009

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tulip

spring is blooming in patches around the yard.

muscari

the usual suspects have made an appearance.

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if you watch really closely, you can see the rhubarb unfurling…

garlic

the garlic has bravely sprouted.

peas

the peas are up.

herb garden april

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!).

snail

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.

happy growing…

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  1. ourfriendben #
    April 22, 2009

    Wow, that looks like a tree snail. I love it!!! Not to mention the concept of lemon balm mojitos! I’ve not heard of lemon chamomile, despite endless hours of herb research. Guess I’d better get back to it and see what turns up!

  2. April 22, 2009

    I highly recommend the mojitos. The lemon chamomile was at the gardening store last year – sadly the name refers only to the colour of the flowers (bright yellow) instead of any lemon flavouring. ah well. The plant is tall and has silvery grey leaves instead of the more usual green. Good luck finding it!

  3. April 23, 2009

    Love this blog I’ll be back when I have more time.

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