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.