Redbuds and crabapples are features of spring in Virginia. It’s been raining ever since I planted the peas, lettuce, beets, onions and broccoli raab on Sunday – yay! The constant moisture will not only keep the cats out of the raised vegetable garden beds, it will encourage seed germination.
While I wait for the seeds, here are some pictures of the beautiful blooms around the farm. We have redbud and crabapple trees just starting to bloom.
Jeanne Grunert is a certified Virginia Master Gardener and the author of several gardening books. Her garden articles, photographs, and interviews have been featured in The Herb Companion, Virginia Gardener, and Cultivate, the magazine of the National Farm Bureau. She is the founder of The Christian Herbalists group and a popular local lecturer on culinary herbs and herbs for health, raised bed gardening, and horticulture therapy.