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.
Cavolo Nero (aka black kale/Lacinato kale) getting ready to flower
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!
“I have decided to supervise this activity.”
Digitalis or foxglove, started last year from seed. Should flower this year!
Blue and pink delphiniums started super early
Looks like I may get a few artichokes this year! Check out the self-seeded kale all around it…
Princess Parsley surveying the raised beds
Cheerful mini daffodils surrounded by sweet woodruff
Some potted up Egyptian walking onions and self-seeded miner’s lettuce
Potted up prickly pear cactus
I love how thickly last year’s lupines are coming in
And of course the arugula, one of my favorites. It’s already trying to bolt!
Good thing I have all this baby arugula started. I could eat arugula all day.
Young red mustard greens
One of the little bee balms from last year now trying to engulf its pot. I think this is the red flowering one
Moroccan tea mint doing excellently, as expected
Hops are popping up
This is a Persian cornflower I got late last year on sale. Can’t wait to see the blooms!
My big pink tea rose in the front yard is looking good even after being blown down and staked back up last year
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
The calendula plants that made it through the winter are pretty scraggly, but new babies are coming up all over the place now
The wallflower is bravely bursting forth
Valerian at the foot of the coop off to a good start
Satisfied ruler of all she can see