Thank you also for identifying the Japanese quince. I suspect it's blooming a bit earlier than usual. Our weather has been more like the middle of May than March. To give you an idea of just how warm it has been, here is a picture of Lucy that Karsten texted me Sunday. Barefoot at the beach. In March!
My crocus are already past their prime, and now the narcissus are starting to bloom. At least I think they are narcissus and not daffodils. Or are they the same thing? Anyway, I planted the bulbs last fall and now I can't remember what I put in. I seem to use the phrase "I can't remember" a lot lately.
This week I planted some broccoli. In March! I have no idea if it will survive. A friend gave me some of her extra plants, so the only investment I have in them is the time it took to plant them. You can see my garlic in the background. It's at least six inches high already, and the garlic patch down at the community garden is even taller.
I've managed to finish a pair of socks. This yarn is from Fibernymph Dye Works, and is one of their Inversible Sets colourways. I'm saving them for next fall. Given our warm spring, I think wool sock wearing weather is almost finished. Plus, I always like to have a few new pair to pull out come the beginning of October.
I'm off to Spokane to visit my mom in the morning, and will return Monday. Have a great week!