Derek and I have been going out walking in the garden, looking for the first new growth of the season. And we found it.
Iris are poking up through the soil.
I can’t wait for all the colors! Maybe there will be enough to cut and bring into the house this year.
Rhubarb is showing itself also. These were the first. By now, many more in long row have begun to poke their heads above the ground.
They aren’t the prettiest plant when they’re first coming up. Being so tight knit and close to the ground keeps them safe from the frost, I bet.
Raspberries are still asleep. (Update: Derek said they’re just now breaking bud!)
Chives — the first herbs of the season. Hopefully, these guys will help keep Derek supplied with a steady source of Chives and Cottage Cheese. Yum!
As the weather continues to warm, we also spotted the first asparagus this week. Derek’s been hard at work planting the tomatoes and peppers indoors. And we’re anxiously awaiting being able to plant Cole crops in a week or two; they’re almost getting too big for the grow room.
How’s gardening season going in your area?