2.27.12 Early signs of spring

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.

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8 Responses to 2.27.12 Early signs of spring

  1. Michelle says:

    I doubt that you will regret letting the chervil go to seed. It is so delicious and in my garden at least, it doesn’t tend to want to volunteer. I’m always looking for volunteers and I end up having to sow fresh seeds.

    • leduesorelle says:

      Unless I’m mistaking it for something else, my herb patch seems filled with chervil, and I wish it were dill instead!

  2. E. Baron says:

    Oh my! A blooming violet in February! Hard to know if that’s cause for celebration or real worry. I’m trying to steer clear of the worry and just accept the gift of a mild winter and early spring. Sure is strange, though….

  3. Liz says:

    I know what you mean about chervil – its rapidly taking over my garden. But at least it grows happily in the shade so I will let it be for the moment.

  4. kitsapfg says:

    The emerging cutting celery is like a patch of green tonic! The resurgence of growth really does lift the spirits.

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