Friday, March 25, 2011
...are you waving back at the rhubarb? She's there, growing every day, surrounded by grape hyacinths. You have grape hyacinths in your garden, right? No? Oh you should. They're so simple and clean and strong, easy multipliers, and if you don't like where they are, just dig them up and move them around. They fill in bare spots lovely, and do their thing early in the spring, only to settle back and quietly disappear into summer.
The jumble of edibles and ornamentals lives together harmoniously in our front garden. I like the shocking red stock color of the rhubarb with the hyacinths bright purple. I hope to have enough rhubarb this year to finally harvest some. Yeah! Oh for the combination of strawberry and rhubarb, comingling in a cobbler. Yum, oh super yum. In the meantime, I'm enjoying her color, immensely. Everyone wave at the rhubarb!