Suddenly it looks like spring around here. We've had unseasonably warm weather even while the rest of the country has had above-average snow and below-average temperatures.
I moved a bale of hay out of the shed this weekend and saw this just inside the east-facing doorway:
These curly dock plants are growing on the west side of the horse barn, in the shade.
I had noticed that the tub of walking onions was looking green and healthy, so I walked over to take a closer look while I was out checking the horizons for smoke from possible wildfires one afternoon.
The stalks of the older onions are larger around than my thumb, so I'll be able to harvest and use some of them this year. The little onion plants that sprouted from the bulblets this summer survived the winter just fine.
Right next to the walking onions is the tub of comfrey. I was really surprised to see green leaves peeking out from the leaf mulch.
All four of the comfrey plants survived and have re-sprouted. Once I get a raised bed for them constructed in the new garden expansion I'll move some of the comfrey there, because this tub is going to get quite crowded this summer when the plants really take off.
There is a carpet of green chickweed under the roses, even though the rosebushes haven't begun to green up yet.
Have you noticed signs of spring yet? Or are you still dealing with a colder and wetter than usual winter?
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