Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Garlic Mustard

I was wondering whether garlic mustard is up yet, so today we went to look in Quann park where there is usually plenty. Sure enough, it's coming up everywhere! It is a nasty invasive, but my kids like eating it, so they helped remove it by eating some today.

One of the many mints that grow in our garden is up! I think the kind below is peppermint.

We also found a grape hyacinth in our front yard today:

The robin in the picture below was sitting so close to us that we had to attempt photographing it. In the background, you may be able to see tiny leaves coming out on a tree. These are the first new tree leaves I've seen this year. I don't know what they are yet. I will have to try to identify the tree later in the season.

It was a beautiful day today, and temperature in the 60s is in the forecast for the next three days! We intend to enjoy it!


  1. Darn that garlic mustard! We were at the garden today and smelled it. Evie said she hope it wasn't invading the gardens! Let's go on a big foraging expedition with the girls and then make garlic mustard pesto with our Cuisinarts!

  2. Sounds like a good plan! We should wait until the garlic mustard is a little bigger to take advantage of garlic mustard's bounty! I've never seen garlic mustard in the gardens before, but if there is, we can clean them out.