February 29th Garden

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Peonies coming up

March has not yet hit, but the garden is already back in full force. Some things like the kale, calendula, and chamomile have been going strong all winter long.

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Cavolo Nero (aka black kale/Lacinato kale) getting ready to flower

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Self-seeded and transplanted red Russian kale from last year is starting to take off, this is a 5 gallon pot!

I wandered around today with Parsley the cat as my companion and took some pictures to share with you.  I think we’re going to have a prolific year!

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“I have decided to supervise this activity.”

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Digitalis or foxglove, started last year from seed. Should flower this year!

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Blue and pink delphiniums started super early

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Looks like I may get a few artichokes this year! Check out the self-seeded kale all around it…

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Princess Parsley surveying the raised beds

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Cheerful mini daffodils surrounded by sweet woodruff

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Some potted up Egyptian walking onions and self-seeded miner’s lettuce

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Potted up prickly pear cactus

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I love how thickly last year’s lupines are coming in

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And of course the arugula, one of my favorites. It’s already trying to bolt!

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Good thing I have all this baby arugula started. I could eat arugula all day.

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Young red mustard greens

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One of the little bee balms from last year now trying to engulf its pot. I think this is the red flowering one

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Moroccan tea mint doing excellently, as expected

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Hops are popping up

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This is a Persian cornflower I got late last year on sale. Can’t wait to see the blooms!

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My big pink tea rose in the front yard is looking good even after being blown down and staked back up last year

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The little hyssop under the nest box made it though too. This herb is too strong-tasting for me straight up but a few leaves chiffonaded into a salad are delicious

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The calendula plants that made it through the winter are pretty scraggly, but new babies are coming up all over the place now

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The wallflower is bravely bursting forth

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Valerian at the foot of the coop off to a good start

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Satisfied ruler of all she can see

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