Early March and spring is right around the corner. I thought it would be good to take some pictures, check in with the herbies as they venture out into the chill. Imagine my surprise when, four days after taking pictures for this post, this happened:
Crocuses in a March snow
Ah, March. In like a lion, true to fashion. Let’s see if it goes out like a lamb?
Elderberry, budding out from where we cut it back this past fall (our dog Rowan in the background). My husband was so worried we would kill it. Now he knows *grin*
Part of our dwarf fruit tree plantings, this black cherry is now three years old and budding out all over the place!
New growth on the lavender bush. We finally found a spot where it could winter over. Hurrah for south-facing walls!
Rosemary. Isn’t she gorgeous?
All abloom – just beautiful
Garden variety rhubarb (not the medicinal variety) busting out ready for pies…
The tansy is starting to reach out for another year of trying to escape its pot…
and the St. John’s wort, so eager for the returning sun
Our marjoram is a bit singed from the frost, but weathered yet another winter, the old girl
The lemon balm is creeping up between the fallen leaves
and the feverfew as well
The muscadine grapes are starting to bud out – these guys are three years old, too, and soooo tasty…
Hyssop is interplanted with the grapes…
The vitex still looks pretty barren, but soon enough it’ll be busting out in beautiful blooms
Damon holding some of the dried vitex berries
The echinacea is starting to peek out in clumps here and there
Daffodil and santolina cuddling up close for warmth…
and of course, the crocus, flagbearer of spring.
Stay warm everyone! And if you’re on the East coast, enjoy the snow and stay safe!