Looking rather like a scary monster, Rheum palmatum 'Atrosanguineum' rises from the deep; the first fresh color in the spring garden so far. I am surprised it is ahead of the rhubarb but surely that will push itself up to the sunshine soon. Almost the end of March..where did it go? We have been busy not just sowing seeds but doing spring chores outside. This was the year to replace the back deck, a big job. It runs the length of the house, with two levels and a wide stair down to the lawn, veg and flower garden in the center of the yard. I guess you would say it is an indoor outdoor space..at least that is how we use it.
One of the tomato flats germinated and is now under grow lights. In the hoop tunnel, there are a few ribbons of green; tomorrow we will have a better idea when we peel it back to water. Arugula has sprouted in the forward raised bed, under a fleece covering. The seeds were sown about ten days ago, and even though we had temps minus C 8 degrees at night, it goes to show how hardy those little plants are. A year ago you couldn't have convinced me, we could germinate greens under a simple piece of white fleece this time of year in Nova Scotia. Other than that, cleaned up one of the flower beds outside the veg garden and so far, looks good for survival rate.
Lots of bird activity around, especially the Mourning Doves! Always the cooing lovers.
Here's Lookin' at Ya!