Thursday, March 17, 2011

What a difference a day makes.

This tulip clusiana bud...
Tulipa clusiana bud

...opened on GBBD, a few hours after I'd posted. And another tulip joined it, that I could swear didn't even have a bud the day before!
Tulipa clusiana

The blossoms open each morning and close every evening. They look like little eggs from this angle.
Tulipa clusiana
There's only two, so far. I planted, um, seven--I think.

And on the evening of the 16th, after my Foliage Follow-Up post, I harvested all this! Sixteen cups!
Fresh garden salad greens

Baby romaine, baby oakleaf, radicchio, curly endive, escarole and baby beet greens -- that's foliage you can eat!
Garden fresh salad greens

And we did. Yum!
Homegrown salad


Words and photos © 2009-2011 Caroline Homer for "The Shovel-Ready Garden". Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.

9 comments:

  1. Things are happening rather quickly in the gardens for sure! Beautiful photos.

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  2. I was just thinking this afternoon that things looked different in the garden than they did this morning! That salad looks scrumptious!

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  3. Your tulips are beautiful, and your salad greens look yummy!

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  4. Tulips have also always reminded me of eggs. I am sure it is the shape as well as a seasonal association with Easter, but it could be because of kindergarten art projects where we made tulip flowers from painted cut up egg cartons on green pipe cleaners. Thanks for stopping by my blog recently on Bloom Day.

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  5. Caroline, how big of a garden do you have? You seem to always get SO MUCH stuff from it, as compared to my garden where I'm lucky if I get a handful of each variety I plant.

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  6. Caroline - I am so jealous of your salad greens. How I envy you gardeners in the high numbered zones!

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  7. Katina, I have seven raised beds on a typical (small) inner city plot. I can grow green leafies, tomatoes, carrots and broccoli well. Everything else is hit or miss. It's a learning process!

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  8. Oh, your clusianas are so darling! And wow for that salad!

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  9. I think that clusiana is my favorite tulip.

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