Three days in a row over 70 degrees… bliss. Things are finally starting to happen around here.
The lettuce and greens in the stock tank doubled in size, and the peas finally sprouted. (Too small to see from this angle, still.)
Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) are blooming in the raspberry patch.
Tulips, protected from rabbits by an every-other-day sprinkling of human hair. It fortunately blends in with the mulch.
Not all is rosy, of course. Here is all that remains of what was, last year, a 12 foot long grapevine. Devoured by rabbits. At least they left a fertilizing gift all around the edge of the garden.
Speaking of rabbits, I wonder what got this one? A bit of tail was all that remained. I shed zero tears for it. Adam noticed some Cooper’s hawks are back in the neighborhood, so maybe they’re helping us out.
Wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) is coming up. We now have it in at least 5 spots in our garden. It could not be easier to grow, and is tolerant of many different light scenarios. Doesn’t seem to spread that much, either. Bonus: it provides nectar for hummingbirds and butterflies.
I think it’s safe to say we’ll have both chives and a first picking of lettuce within a week. Hurray for spring!