Early spring is ugly here in New England. My garden looks forlorn, lonely, bedraggled.
But, look closer and you see it: the 1st rhubarb stalks emerging from the cold, wet ground.
Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable that we treat like a fruit. It’s the exact opposite of tomato, an annual fruit we treat like a vegetable.
The beauty of perennials is that they return on their own, without much work on your part.
Our old-growth rhubarb patch returns early each Spring with great zest & vigor.
Another benefit of looking closely?
These cheerful annual pansies self-seeded & volunteered to brighten up my muddy garden, all on their own.
Despite the dreary mud, it’s hard not to feel hopeful & glad.
Happy, happy Spring, everyone!