Asparagus! Some first shoots are making their way out of the ground. They are a little on the skinny side and can't be harvested this year, but as they are from 1 year old crowns I am told that I can start harvesting next year.
I feel so delighted with them.
(I'm having my own Animal, Vegetable, Miracle minute right now)
Tarragon. Look at that wavy gentle green. Gorgeous, isn't it? We love tarragon with a passion bordering on pathology in our house. We eat it in sandwiches, in veggie wraps, in rice paper wraps, in lettuce roll-ups (seeing a theme here yet?), and even when just wandering around the garden.
We even give it to Henry, the Pig from Guinea, because he loves it too.
Can you guess what this is? I have high hopes of candying the flowers, or using it with elecampagne for a cough syrup. I've never grown it before though.
It has a I'm Going To Be A Large Object written all over it, doesn't it? The main stem is thicker than my thumb.
A heuchera ("Vanilla Spice") I bought last year. I was taken with the blend of red and white and pale green. I've got it next to some Ophiopogon planiscapus "Nigrescens," where it can repose strikingly (we all like to repose strikingly once in a while, right?).
Finally, a little violet I found the other day. It's called "Freckles" and if you can't see it from this picture, I will say that it is oh-so-palely spotted and a lovely shade of blue.
Other new plants in the garden:
Dodecathion "Queen Victoria"
Deschampsia "Tatra Gold"
Sidalcea "Party Girl"
Lemon Verbena (to replace the one that bit the dust the other day when Yours Truly left it outside overnight and it snowed) you can make the most amazing lemon sorbet from this
Monarda "Marshall's Delight" (an incredible pink)
And four blueberry bushes ("Reka" and "Hardyblue")