The Violet Fern

A Colorful Tale of a Garden in the Making

POP!

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What’s poppin’?

 
The garlic I planted last fall is poppin’ up! Both the soft and hard neck varieties and it looks like every single clove has sprouted. This is the first time I have planted garlic. I will keep you posted.

This lettuce has popped up from last year! It survived the winter without any protection other than it’s old leaves. This makes me very excited about what I can accomplish with a hoop house or row cover come this fall.

My first daffodils have popped open. I plan to keep planting more each year. These are supposed to naturalize.

This is a Northeastern wildflower I have identified as Coltsfoot, Tussilago farfara, that decided to pop up in my flower bed along the north side of our garage / workshop wall. It was a nice surprise to see her bright yellow blooms.

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Author: Kathy Sturr

Author of the Violet Fern blog, artist, and master gardener.

3 thoughts on “POP!

  1. woo hoo on your garlic sprouting!! last year was my first try at garlic and it was a fabulous experience. i was drooling this afternoon just anticipating the garlic scapes… truly delicious! this year i'm doing a planting of both hard and softneck varieties. congratulations on your garlic, you're going to love growing it 🙂

  2. Thank you Allison! I am looking so forward to my garlic. You have given me courage. How do you cook your scapes? Will you have a post – so would like to try them and not screw up – ha.

  3. I have to correct myself in that Coltsfoot, Tussilago farfara, is not native to the United States but was most likely brought over from Europe by early settlers. It is a perennial herb known for its expectorant properties. The name 'Tussilago' comes from the Latin 'tussis' which means cough. It is interesting in that this time of year the huge leaves dominate and are completely absent in early spring when it blooms.

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