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Friday, April 12, 2013
Spring is Springing
I have shown you pictures of the Dinosaur Food (gunnera) in mid-Summer when it is already huge so I thought you might like to see it when it "springs" to life. It dies back when it frosts in the Fall. I saw off all the huge leaves and we wait anxiously for signs of growth when Spring arrives. Right now these leaves are about the size of my hand up to the size of a dinner plate. It went from nothing to this in about 10 days. Amazing!
This is how the emerging leaves look. That thing just left of center, behind the leaves, is one of those "blooms" that will eventually grow to about 36" in height.
It shares space with the dratted ferns that spread like weeds around here. The ferns will inherit the earth. Seriously. This gives you a close look at the spines on the Dino Food stalks, too. Uniquely evolved to catch the rain in the huge leaves and channel it down the stock to the root.
More progress on the new raised garden bed. We are just about ready for soil, just in the nick of time. Spring is springing around here!