At first glance, there’s not a whole lot happening in our February garden. But then I look closer and everywhere I look plants are coming to life: little buds bursting forth and green popping up all around. After days and days of rain and being overcast, the three of us delighted in the sunshine that came out yesterday. I walked around the garden to notice changes.
We’re really happy with how well our kale is doing, that Jeff planted in the fall.
He planted a few of this curly variety of kale as well. We plant a lot of kale because we eat a lot of kale.
The chives are starting to pop up!
The garlic we planted in the fall is looking pretty good.
(And the bed already needs weeding even though Jeff just did that.)
And what sight in the garden brings great happiness to my heart? These little blueberry buds!
Blueberry buds make the three of us very happy indeed.
The daffodils look like they’ll be blooming soon. We have more popping up this year than ever before (thanks to Jeff digging up the bulbs and spreading them out in the fall, which hadn’t been done in a long time prior to that.) This year we’ll have them along our front walk for the first time.
I spotted little buds on the honeysuckle out front.
Bracken’s special lavender plant is doing well. Since we live near the ocean, we have quite a few herbs that have kept growing in the garden all winter, like: rosemary, mint, and sage.
And Bracken found some more of those little flowers that he loves.
Bracken showing me a little garden faery he loves. (And then looking at it quizzically and wondering what was on it. Just some moss, turns out.)
Bracken loved the garden time.
…So, I took pictures and I took a video of Bracken. I haven’t taken nearly enough of those and always seem to forget that our camera has a video option too. Lately Bracken has been saying new words and I wanted to capture them on film to remember. He was saying the word “baby” in the most adorable way I nearly burst every time he said it. He’s already changed the way he says it now and I kicked myself for not getting it on camera. The changes happen so fast, don’t they? Normally I wouldn’t be interrupting his play asking him how to say words, but in this video I wanted to capture a few so I asked him. Bracken surprised me at the very end, my heart melted. You’ll see what I mean if you watch it. If you’d like to watch it, Jeff posted it here.
P.S. For some reason when he loaded the video on YouTube it got blurry. Oh well, you get the idea.