After all that snow recently (we still have some snow and the ground is generally just mushy and gross), the plants are starting to perk back up again. And some recent 40-50° days have even made a few plants brave the possibility of a coming spring.

viola

viola

my favorite weed

my favorite weed

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daffodils

daffodils

Herb AlmanacMARCH 5: March Hares were especially unlucky to meet when setting out on a journey. If you saw one, you must call it a nickname like Wat or Old Malkin. These March Hares were really shape-shifting witches. Protection from them was assured by placing vervain or rowan leaves on a gunstock and shooting them with a silver bullet.
[Lord. Anyone need to name a bunny?]

Also…MARCH 4: Herbalist Thomas Tusser says this is a good time to manure the garden.

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