Spring in a new house with a garden is very exciting. Here’s how things look today.
I believe these little guys are violas. Here they are in the morning, still asleep. When they wake up, they have white faces with tiny purple freckles, like they were made in the ice cream machine with a purple vanilla bean.
The tulips and daffodils were sparse. I think I cut their foliage down too soon last summer. Even now, though, they’re pretty.
I pruned the lilac tree too vigorously in the fall, but we are still getting plenty of blooms. I like the tree a little less showy.
The zucchinis and cucumbers went in last week; they looked resentful at first, but are starting to come around. The zukes have already grown themselves a bunch of calendula friends. The beans are coming up (must thin them today), and the poblanos (seen here with chard babies) are doing GREAT. The onions…well, they didn’t get a good start but a few of them have toughed it out; I’m proud of them no matter what happens.
Actually, wait – a pot of chives did show up in my CSA box, so I guess that counts as buying a seedling, too. Those guys are doing great, as is the spinach, even though I’ve already picked it a bit too clean.
That said, it’s been a lucky spring so far…wish me courage for the cold snap, and tell me what’s happening in your garden.