Participating in the Daphne’s weekly gathering of gardeners reminds me to take a break from the busyness of ordinary life. The start of spring is three weeks off, still there are signs of new and renewed growth. A quick walk around the garden found these shoots of cutting celery pushing their way through last season’s debris.
I’ll most likely regret having let the chervil go to seed, but this tenderest of herbs has also proved to be the most resilient this winter.
I almost didn’t catch these, so unexpected were they. Fooled by this winter’s warmer temperatures, the violets are up and flowering, despite this morning’s light frost. The prediction for snow this week has us waiting expectedly.