Thursday, April 07, 2011

first peek.

lovage

Later than any year I can remember, but it is happening!
Buds, sprouts, shoots, things peeking through the soil.

rhubarb

valerian

strawberries

lilac


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

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21 comments:

Ceska777 said...

http://dudu-micsicapos.blogspot.com/2011/04/la-tara.html Spring in Germany; pictures were taken yesterday, april 7.

Astrid in Bristling Acres said...

Ooooo!!!

How did you take those lovely photos? I love them! Hmmm....I haven't checked my lovage to see if it was coming up. It's so exciting when the plants start peeking up out of the ground!

Andrea said...

we seem to be pretty late this year as well. That makes the buds even more special. What a beautiful poem.

Tara said...

What a thrill to see all of this green progress peeking up from the ground!

Beautiful.

Aliceson said...

Woohoo! Bring it on!

ladybug-zen said...

yumm! i'm so glad i'll have your garden photos to get me through our windy southern winter :)
it all looks so promising!

Sally said...

i like your first peek!

i don't know what's going with my blog text :( i don't think it's any different font than usual, but i will look!

Stephanie said...

Hooray!! Yea for you!

denise said...

Sally - It is all back to 'normal' this morning. Must have been a font issue on my browser. So odd. Going to catch up on all the spinning now! :)

denise said...

Astrid - I have a lovely new zoom lens I got for Solstice which I was too lazy to walk back into the house to get/change, so I was on my knees in the dirt instead. Ha!!! ;P

Helena said...

There I was thinking lovage was another way of saying, "Lovely," or "Yum," but now I get it! :)

Beautiful pictures, Denise. And gorgeous words, too.

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Shady Lady said...

Beautiful poem! And beautiful shots. Spring is in the air...and I am on the edge of my seat. So, so, so ready for warmth. 60ยบ would be fabulous!! Pretty please?

mamaraby said...

Lovage! Thank you for reminding me that I need to get my gardener (aka my husband) to plant some seeds again this year. The ones we planted last year didn't take and I'd love some this year. :0)

Julie said...

Beautiful!

Does the lovage get tall? Damek wanted to plant some from seed, so we have little seedlings, but aren't sure where to put them.

I spotted our rhubarb the other day (our neighbors gave us some last spring) thought I had killed it last year, but alas it is back!

denise said...

Julie - my first year the lovage was more like a parsley plant size-wise. Since then, each spring it has thicker shoots and did grew to about 5 feet tall last year (2nd year) so this year I'm guessing it will be six feet or so, which is about the max size. I really like it because I can dry it and use instead of celery in stews/soups and it is so much easier to grow!!!

denise said...

did grew. geez. did grow.

Theresa said...

Great photos! I'm psyched for spring!!

Francesca said...

It's happening!

likeschocolate said...

looks like a perfect weekend!

Stacy (Mama-Om) said...

What sweet babies.