So winter wasn’t too bad this year and, while I know I’ve said we somehow seem to skip spring and go straight to summer here in Halifax, this year I do believe we have spring! I don’t know how to explain it really, maybe I’m just getting used to it. That said, it’s below normal cold. But hey, the garden grows!
Peas coming up under protection of prayer flags (they keep the birds out).
Beets, slowly but surely, pushing through. Chicken wire keeps the cats out.
Lettuce. Chicken wire will stay on until the plants are big enough to take up their space.
Garlic, planted last fall, off to a good start.
Meanwhile, pain in the ass that it is because they take over the house, tender veggies have been started indoors. I should be able to plant them out in a couple of weeks. Click the pics for captions.
Tomato seedlings a few weeks later.
Other than the veggies, I’ve been keeping busy with post-winter cleanup and welcoming the perennials…
Oregano, old and new
First currant buds
Chives tired from the rain and wind
Some kind of tulip?
First peach buds!
This might also be some variety of tulip but I won’t know until I see the flower.
Rain doesn’t stop the bees from sucking nectar out of the haskap flowers.
So snow shovels are away for another year and gardening tools have been resurrected. Now I’m going to go plant the onions.
Winter’s over, spring has sprung…the gardener and her extraordinary assistant.