Last week several friends told me that parsnips are the “it” vegetable for 2015. One foodie friend even went so far as to proclaim “parsnips are the new kale!” Needless to say, I’ve made some space in my garden for parsnips this year, but will still plant lots of different types of kale. One of the parsnip people also sent me this great quote, which made me laugh:
“In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death”. – Sam Llewelyn
Although many things are already starting to bloom, this definitely still seems like the “death” time of year in the garden. I’m finding my gardening mojo in short supply.
A lot of changes are in the works. Two weeks ago The Man took down the deteriorating treehouse and we are now waiting to have the cryptomeria removed. This will create more light for the raspberries. I still haven’t moved the plum tree to make space for another, but that will happen soon. This week I will finally prune the straightest branches from the forsythia; once inside, they will explode into yellow blooms.