Posted by: Kate | March 21, 2014


I know better than to announce spring has arrived, even if the calendar says it is so. We have had snow in April, so I don’t assume that all will be warmth and sunshine after March 20. However, the garden is waking up, and it is one of my favourite times of year to wander the backyard and see what is happening. Things change so quickly! This was the garden last week.

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New chives

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garlic chives

The promise of new growth – so invigorating!



  1. I did not realize that parsley is a perennial. This is the first year I plan to plant it and am now doubly excited.

    • It’s a biannual, but reseeds so prolifically that we always have it in the garden. And yes, it winters quite well here so we often have it right through the year.

  2. I’ll just say it very very quietly…. Happy spring…

    • lol, oops, more of a soft laugh – we don’t want to jinx it!

      • you two crack me up!

    • Shhhh…..

      • heehee

  3. Ah! It makes my heart sing to see your garden!

    • Me too :)

  4. oh yay!! we’re at least a good month behind you down here garden wise, but it’s so nice to see your photos and know that soon(ish) green wonders will be popping up in my life too!

    • It is reassuring, isn’t it?

  5. SUCH a joy to see these signs of new growth. Spring in the UK is decidedly earlier than last year by at least six weeks! Ros

    • Wow! Ours is about a week early, according to my garden journal and the blooming forsythia.

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