This is one Mean Old Lady!

This is one Mean Old Lady!
Self-portrait: 'Quilter on Fire'

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Earliest Ever!

Welcome to the month of March!  February was certainly a month of contrasts--big snowstorms closing down the state...followed by balmy days that enticed early blooms.  Here's the surprise that greeted me on February 27th:

 By the next day, a little rain and a warm night brought the early shoots to this point....I picked four stalks and prepared them as garnish for our pasta primavera.  

 Also present:  radish sprouts (in need of thinning.)

 And next to the house, the redbud promises early color.  

Even for a state in the Mid-South, this is ahead of the expected date for Spring bloom.


  1. (See my older posts) ...Yes, I have a very nice 30' x 4' bed that I planted 5 or 6 years ago--personally mixing compost, sand, and soil to fill in as the Jersey King crowns sent up shoots. It's now fully mature; we'll cut fresh asparagus for about six weeks (eat about a pound a day per person.) Oh, is it ever good!


Rose 'Crepuscular'

Asparagus bed--post harvest

Lake Conway Mutti und Kinder