yellow daffodils

I believe this is the first time I’ve actually had daffodils blooming at (before!) the Spring Equinox. Freaky. Compare to last March, in which nothing was blooming outside. Compare further to last April, which is what this March looks like.

single white snowdrop flower with green trim
Snowdrops have been up for a couple of weeks.

cluster of yellow crocuses
Crocuses, looking like they did in April 2011.

green shoots of chive emerging from leaf litter
In the herb garden, chives coming along well. Other herb action: winter savory, catnip, mint, oregano, and parsley. No sign of the tarragon yet.

closeup of head of curly kale
Last year the kale survived because of thick snow cover. This year it survived because it never really got cold.

wide view of mulched bed with lots of green shoots
Last fall I planted about 100 bulbs in this bed in front of the house.

green, clustered hyacinth bud deep inside leaves
Hyacinth bud.

cluster of reddish buds on honeysuckle
The honeysuckle is getting ready to bloom. Looks like it’ll be in flower when the hummingbirds get here.

raised bed full of green shoots of garlic
The garlic bed pleases me.

I also have kale, onions, cabbage, broccoli, eggplant, and impatiens started inside under lights. Peas, radishes, and spinach to be direct-sown this weekend.