Ah perennials, those lovely little plants that only require one season of labor and then provide for a lifetime. I really love perennials, don’t you? Here’s a quick photo tour of what’s growing on the farm.
Several of the rhubarb stalks are ready to pick. I do believe a rhubarb crisp is in my immediate future.
I love mint. It requires very little effort, followed by a whole lot of reward. One little plant can become a fragrant field in a matter of years and is virtually impossible to eradicate. This is not so great if you’ve planted it in the middle of your garden, but otherwise fabulous. Mint is also easy to use. Simply cut the stalks, hang the bundles in a dark place to dry, and you have the makings for mint tea all winter.
Here’s a family favorite, strawberries. Perhaps in a week or two a strawberry-rhubarb pie will grace our dining table.
We’ve also been enjoying our daily dose of asparagus (seen in the feature image) which is undeniably my family’s favorite vegetable, even my son guards his plate when there’s asparagus on it.
What are your favorite perennials?