Thursday, April 05, 2012

In with the new

A dried old daisy from last year gives way to this year's fresh new cowslips. These are among the flowering plants of spring called primevères in France. This variety has its flower heads bunched on top of long stalks. Another variety called common primrose, which is mostly what we have in our yard, has larger flower heads very close to the ground.

The cowslips seem very concerned with the dead daisy.

While it's officially spring now, we're having a little taste of winter. Nothing serious, just some cooler weather from the north accompanied by a little (very little) rain. We could use more rain. So, we're in a holding pattern for getting a lot done outdoors. Still, I'd like to plant some radish seeds and lettuces under a cold frame, and I suppose I could do that in this weather.

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