So the mystery flowers are budding up in the window garden. They look too spindly for crocus, so I really don't know what in the world they might be. They're too small for lilies. Anyone know what these are??
I've got more new sprouts coming up in the containers. Introducing the very first sprouts of Siam Queen Basil, Blue Curled Scotch Kale, and Lupine.
The containers aren't the only sign of life out there. My much adored Silvermound plant is growing back. I'm so happy it came through winter. I adore this plant. My mother-in-law took me garden shopping many years ago, and I pointed it out at a nursery commenting on how pretty and very soft to touch it was. She bought several and planted them in her front yard. For years I tried to figure out what they were and track them down to no avail, until my wonderful friend bought one and I saw it in her yard. Happy dance! I went and bought this plant the very next day.
The Beaver Early Strawberry that I got from the USDA last year is coming back as well. The leaves from last fall are still on and are slowly turning brown, but you can see the newer growth in the center. I'm hoping that it will spread in years to come, filling in more space.
And of course my ever present tulips have started coming up. They are always a sure sign that spring is arriving. I love that they require no maintenance at all. They've been growing in this bed for the entire 11 years we've been here, and aside from picking them, we've done nothing to or for them.
Amanda's blog about everything, important and trivial.