one onion popped up today and waved at me.
Other members of the garden family
the sweet pea toddlers lined up nicely in a row
a few radishes thriving among the millions of rocks
last year's parsley
Last spring a friend from station 25 gave us an empty pickle barrel which Cliff halved with the sawzall so we could do some container gardening. This one was placed near the front porch and we grew Italian parsley and rosemary. The cold winter arrived and 2 ft of snow covered both herbs. The rosemary couldn't tolerate the winter and I thought the parsley was finished, too, but during the unusually warm early March temperatures, the parsley perked up and grew new crisp leaves. This is about a month's growth! I couldn't believe it. The rosemary in the front garden looks like it's generating new growth, too. Now I'm wondering if the rosemary from the pickle barrel was just playing possum. I tossed it into the woods somewhere and it's probably beginning to grow again. Anytime I think a plant isn't thriving, I pluck it from the garden and toss it into the woods and most times the discarded plant does better when ignored than fussed over in a garden.
We have had days and days of rain. The plastic rain gauge is cracked so we're not sure but we must have had at least 4 inches. The roaring creek can be heard from the porch again and the rivers are almost up to their banks. I haven't seen any sign of the potatoes yet. Wondering if they are rotting with so much rain. Cloudy days and more moisture is predicted all week.