Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Signs of Spring

It has only officially been Spring for a few days, but already I can see the changes happening around me. I have been anxiously monitoring the garden for any progress, and finally I have news to report!

Spring has sprung!

First and most surprising is this:
These are the brussels sprouts I grew last year that are now officially staging a come-back. See those tiny buds on the stems? Those are going to be sprouts!

Second, and always something I look forward to, is my chives.
Finally, and possibly most exciting for me, is this:
Do you know what this is?

THAT, my dear friends, is my fig tree. I bought a fig tree last year, and promptly proceeded to kill it. Recently I heard about a class in St Louis all about growing fig trees in our area. I signed up, and Ginny came out to go with me. The presenter assured us that our tiny little, severely pruned trees that we were given would eagerly sprout green shoots and turn into lovely trees by summer. I have to admit, I was skeptical. But just look at those adorable little buds! They are getting visibly bigger and more numerous every day and I can’t wait to show you updates as my little fig baby grows up!

That’s all for now, but I am anticipating more progress to report  very, very soon!

1 comment:

Pam said...

I don't have brussels sprouts, but my fig tree is showing signs of life, and my chives are already muscling their way through the garden. Thanks for linking up!