|They should make it just fine.|
|Different varieties have different cold tolerances...this is a good thing to know|
I got lazy and didn't bother to pull them up close to the house and figured...live or die. I am happy to report they did just fine and are now sitting out in one of the raised beds. Though their tops don't look like they are doing much, those roots are growing and I can't wait until I can finally plant them.
|The flower stems of brussel sprouts are very yummy and tender.|
While I was poking around out back I discovered blooms erupting on my left over brussel sprout plants. (Oh yummy!) They were tender and sweet and juicy...I love garden grazing.
|Volunteer potato showing up in the garlic bed means there is garlic smashed potatoes in our future.|
Across the isle from my grazing spot a bonus potato plant poked its head up in the middle of the this years garlic bed. There seems to always be one I miss.
|New growth on Lavender in early April|
Across the yard new growth on my Lavenders which gave me a lovely flutter of hope. I have Lavender plans.
|My favorite Rhubarb|
Then I saw the rhubarb. I have two types of rhubarb in my garden. One I spent good money on that turned out to be the puniest green stemmed variety known to man and which sports more blooms than I ever knew possible for a rhubarb and the other, a fat stemmed luscious ruby red version that I am still waiting to see some produce from. Why do the things we really want seem to take so long to get established? Oh well, all good things are worth waiting for.
|That "other" rhubarb plant in bloom|
Oh and before I forget...I had pulled up a start of the favorite rhubarb that I thought had died last year and ITS ALIVE! Maybe there is hope for my rhubarb patch yet. WOO HOO!
|Slugs have begun to munch at Patty's Garden Buffet|
In a corner stock pile of containers I saw this. I had tossed these variegated Iris in a pot last fall hoping to get them in the ground but here they are...growing in spite of my neglect and have now become the main course on the slug's garden buffet line. I best be getting the slugs baited or these babies will be ribbons in a few days.
|Golden Bay shines this time of year.|
On the way out to the garden the golden Sweet Bay, always shining, called to me like a siren song with its glowing gold foliage. I have the plain green variety too but when I saw a photo of this plant in a cobalt container...it was just too much. It has been my siren ever since.
|Wanda Wanda beautiful Wanda|
As I was leaving the back yard I spotted my little 'Wanda' Primula blooms sparkling in the shade of our fence. (Oh my heart be still.) I love these little beauties and it seems they like my garden too.
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