On a recent sunny day (there are not many lately) Lucy and I took a walk in the back garden. Since the herbs that survived Winter had a generous head start with the mild March we had, they are ahead in their bloom by about 4 weeks. French onion chives are very hardy in zone 6 and these are no exception.The charming little pink/lavender flowers remind me of field clover. The bees really like them too.
Note the tiny, itty-bitty green centers on each bloom. The single bloom itself is only about 1/4 inch in diameter.
As our surroundings awake this Spring, I am reminded of many things. Not the least of which is the process of preparing, planting and tending our gardens. Mine is now quite modest and that suits our current lifestyle. Soon the early Farmers Markets will open and the abundance of nature will warm our hearts and souls. Cannot wait!