Spring arrived yesterday morning

It is two weeks till the vernal equinox, but the slow creep of warmth and growth that begins after the holidays here has blossomed into, well, blossoms. Yesterday was the first day the sun felt warm and today was the first day the air felt comfortable and sweet.

Wild plums are in full bloom outside my windows, a nice view while nursing. They were covered in busy honeybees today. And the apricot buds are opening. Hopefully the weather won’t be too cold or wet for too long at a stretch and we will have a good crop this year.

Today my baby came out in the garden with me for the first time. I pushed him along in his stroller while I weeded and harvested mache, arugula, lettuce, chervil and rhubarb. There are also chives, spinach and the last of the brussels sprouts to be had.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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2 Responses to Spring arrived yesterday morning

  1. Aaron says:

    Hi Mulysa,
    Just wanted to say hi, and to thank you for encouraging me to garden, and also for sharing your extensive plant knowledge with me.

    Today I’m still in Bloomington, and the garden takes up nearly all the yard, with grass paths running between the beds. It’s serving the purposes of being a home to wildlife, having about zero carbon footprint, and providing some food to me.
    Three species of amphib’s live here! I guess the garden does a dozen other jobs which I could name too. You know how it is.

    My wife and I are expecting a little guy this May. It sounds like yours is a bit ahead of ours! Congrats!

    Let me know it you get this.
    Best Wishes,
    Aaron

    • Mulysa says:

      Congratulations to you too! I only have eleven weeks of experience to speak from, but so far I can say parenting is wild and having a little boy is wonderful. Glad to hear you’ve expanded your garden.. it sounds happy and will be delightful in a baby in it. Just keep a close eye on the green tomatoes, or so I’ve been hearing.

      That’s wonderful to have amphibians. As for wildlife, I just have dodgy sparrows and today one nearly dropped a toasted bun on me from the quince.

      I’m still growing some plants that came from our seed swaps.. like salad burnett!

      Glad you are well,

      Mulysa

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