One of the surprises of vegetable gardening is the sheer aesthetic delight to be found in the way vegetables and herbs look as they grow. This spring the red kohlrabi has been especially pleasing. The perkiness of the leaves, the way rainwater pearls in them, the combination of the purple veins and stems with the glaucous leaves, not least the subtle symetry of its growth have been so satisfying, even before the harvest. Worth growing as an ornamental!
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When bees come to visit the earliest flowers, I know that spring is truly here. … Read More
Even the lowly (because ubiquitous) spirea can surprise you with loveliness on a blustery day in April. My main complaint is that it has too many merits, requires too little of us, which seems churlish just now, when spirea is the first shrub to leaf out most bravely. … Read More
Galanthus, more commonly: snowdrops, are one of the earliest garden pleasures in the year, often breaking through the snow long before February is over. And now in mid-March they are still looking splendidly sturdy. They are a welcome sign that spring is indeed progressing and that renewal can happen. Again. … Read More