Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Signs of Spring

In my neck of the woods, we get very excited to see these signs of rebirth.  Every year they look pretty much the same, but it never gets boring.

Crocus, crocuses, or croci. Yes, all three are correct.

What are these? I think I asked last year, but I forgot.

Rhubarb. Yum!

I have never before checked out the rhubarb this early. I can see it from my kitchen window and when it is tall enough to cook with, that's when I notice it. I love how ripply the new leaves are. 

Grape hyacinths. Sorry this one is a bit blurry but they are just so adorable I couldn't leave them out.

Chives. Grow some. Really, you should. They grow like weeds, or even better than weeds. And they are really delicious chopped and mixed in with cottage cheese.

Yarrow. Cut the flowers, hang them upside down for a while and you have some beautiful golden-colored dried flowers to use in wreaths or vases.

Bee balm. Good thing I left the identifying stick near it or I would have never remembered what it was.

A bed of tulips.

That will soon look like this!


Chris said...

Lovely! The earth comes back to life! :)

P. said...

I don't think I've ever noticed rhubarb at this stage either. It's really interesting. I look forward to rhubarb every year!

I've got a few things poking up but nothing close to blooming yet. My dad dug his parsnips today though, and he called to tell me how good they were for supper--and to come pick some up. I can't wait!

Catskill Quilter said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful Spring flowers photos! I used to live in upstate NY, and I do miss the early bulbs peeking out of the snow...doesn't happen in Florida, more's the pity!

Keetha Broyles said...

I don't even see anything poking up 'round here yet - - - but I don't have any crocuses in my yard, and they are one of the first things TO notice.

Pokey said...

Thanks for the spring share! Mine are blooming and bringing on the smiles, too. Can't wait for that tulip picture this year. :-}pokey

JAK said...

The flowers in the second photo look like Chionodoxa (also called Glory of the Snow). I love that color of blue!

I think you're ahead of us here in the Twin Cities with signs of spring.

Ivory Spring said...

Love your spring pictures, Sue!

It's great to hear from you - still working on that dress. ;)

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...
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Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

You have lovely plants. Trish

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