Tuesday, April 13, 2010

april garden.


I love walking through the garden at this time of year. Yes, there is a lot of work to be done, but there is also so much to see, it is just not as blatant as in August.

So much life.

So much potential.

So much beauty.

We have parsley, lovage, lemon balm, chives, garlic, spinach, lettuce, rhubarb, mint, peas, radishes, mustard greens, mache, spring onions and turnips - most still tiny, but growing so much each week. The currants are showing their beginnings, raspberries are popping up all over, and strawberry heads are looking lovely. The lilacs and tulips are getting close, and the irises have just started to peek up as all of our trees and bushes are showing green.


And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley


What is blooming in your garden?

16 comments:

Joyce said...

I was just out in our yard today looking at all the things coming alive. Great photos! xo

eidolons said...

Babies are blooming! Sorry - I'm due in two weeks and have babies on the brain.

Our garden is growing at a ridiculous rate (yay, Florida!). Our parsley is almost as tall as my seven-year-old (I long to see it flower, which is why I haven't trimmed it). My crape myrtle has hundreds of teeny little leaves. The butterfly bushes, mexican sage, tarragon, daisy bush, lilies, calendula, mint, rosemary, and echinacea are all thriving. And all the "weeds" are amazing! Dandelions, violets, bluebells.

In short, *everything* is blooming in our garden! (:

unschool said...

Beautiful! And so different from just a week ago--what a range of weather you've had!

MamaAngel said...

I just posted a little bit about this yesterday, a "purple" post. I'm in the Southern U.S. so we're a little ahead of you, but I'm a little behind on planting, so everything that's coming up was either planted in Fall, is a perennial, or is a "volunteer" from last year. I love that each year there is more "permanent" life in our yard as I add more and more perennials that are suitable for our climate and don't need a lot of fussing during the growing season.

Michelle said...

I love that poem. I have never heard it before. In my garden, the chives have peeked up through the snow. The johnny jump ups have their first leaves and the rhubarb is just beginning to show its red heads. That's about it on the prairies in Saskatchwan at this time of year. Soon. Very soon.

kristin said...

i'm seeing much of the same in my yard...i'm always amazed at how the raspberries spread each year. more fruit for the boys. :)

Jen said...

I have volunteer spinach up--that's it. We just barely got all the snow to thaw. Hopefully I'll see my peas this week.

denise said...

I love hearing what you are all growing! We all have such different growing seasons - from snow to giant parsley...Love it! :)

Francesca said...

What a beautiful and rich garden, Denise! Mine is still a little winter sleepy:(

se7en said...

Oh I love your garden waking up and can't wait to see it in full swing again!!! It is an inspiration as our garden grinds to a gentle autumn halt!!!

Katrina said...

nice come help me with mine please.. :D

Theresa said...

thumbs up!

I have arugula, brocolli, 3 basils, (including tulsi) fennel, rosemary, oregano, parsley, chard, kale, celery, papaya, tangerines...

Eren said...

So pretty. Our garden has taken off too. So happy to catch up on all of your doings this evening.

Much love!

E

Darcel said...

Beautiful! I wish we had a garden. We will probably try something small this year.

Dawn said...

Your garden is lovely. I'm going to have as many hanging planters as possible this year, due to the puppy who digs. ;)

natsumi nishizumi said...

Beautiful garden! I have lavendar, mint and rosemary at the moment... I can't want to get more plants!
Have a great weekend!