Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Broccoli survives the winter snows

To my surprise, the purple peacock broccoli I planted last summer survived the winter's frost and snow

So, I harvested the florets, rinsed them off and prepped them for the steamer.
The broccoli made a nice side dish with my salmon salad sandwich for lunch. Not as sweet as the fall harvest, but still tasty.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Spring Awakening

It's still frosty outside, but spring is in the air. Just look at my hyacinths, already peeking out of the dirt. For the second year in a row, the bulbs are on track for early blooming.
Well, it'll be nice to see the pretty purple flowers and inhale their sweet fragrance whenever they reach their peak.
Seeing the green shoots has put me in the gardening mindset. Can't wait till I'm pulling up the weeds and planting my vegetables.