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MARCHING INTO DAY THREE with the first blooms of the fava beans! Hooray! I thought that they had taken a pretty hard hit with the week of cold weather in December, but they came through pretty well after all. I went through my archived photos from February and March back to 2002 and did not find any evidence of blooms this early. Hoping for a bumper crop.

And last highlight of today’s post is this showy, double narcissus scavenged from Grandma T’s garden. I have no idea as to the cultivar. I was able to find about 8 or eight bulbs and they are slow to reproduce and did not bloom the first year after planting. We planted them below an espaliered pear since the summer watering is minimal and the bulbs will not have too much water when dormant.

Now it’s outside to enjoy the afternoon sun!