The first sprouts are popping up. Vying for space in this tiny garden, plants fight for sunlight and water. In a few weeks, I'll do some thinning, but for now, I'm letting everything rejoice in newfound life. Spring manifests itself outside my home office window.
So far, no rabbits have been spotted munching the tops off bean plants that sprout stealthily in the flower beds. The layer of Fall mulch that the worms have yet to work in still provides cover.
The fig tree has leaves starting to unfold out back, and the blackberry bush (bramble?) is trying to set berries.
Today, when Helen and I walked by the garden, we could see the first kale leaf taking shape. It's going to be a great season.