Yes, the post title is relevant.... you'll just have to stay until the end of the post to see. Here is that rhubarb plant that is just getting gigantical. I just hope the thing holds out well through the summer. It seems very healthy right now though.
In fact, it's putting out this flower stalk thingy ??? Of you northern gardeners; is it okay to leave this or do you cut that out to make it produce more stalks?
Speaking of gigantical..this forsythia is really spectacular this year. A lot of people don't like these, because they only bloom for a while and then are just..green bushes, but I've always liked them. When the sun hits it, it just glows. I have taken 2 cuttings from this one and they are doing well but it will be a few years before they catch up to this one's size. The cuttings are super easy to do. I basically just snipped a limb and stuck it in the ground or in a pot of good soil and kept it watered.
The redbuds are also blooming, which is the definitive southern sign of spring. Everything is really ramping up now and the sunny, warm days are really encouraging me to get back to work on the house. It's kinda frustrating because I have to get caught back up on my pottery too. I want to work on the house so bad but need to sell more pottery to buy more material! I do have some material already purchased though, so I am going to designate weekends or some such to home building and the rest of the time to pottery. I've got to get a good routine down.
Now, here is the cute as a bug part. My niece brought her little boy down today, along with my sister and Mama, for a little photo session. My land does have some scenic areas and we took a bunch of pictures.
Even bribed the girls to take part a little. Greedy little turds will do anything for scratch.