Attractive young and edible leaves of Tradescantia ohiensis…
I’m not sure how I missed this last summer, but one of the misteltoes (Viscum album) I “planted” about 3 years ago succeeded :) It’s on a Sorbus hybridus. NB! Misteltoe isn’t edible, just fun!
The change from winter to spring abundance happens very quickly…here’s last nights haul for a very green pasta sauce (it took about 30 mins from garden to table, fast slow food), including the following stars of spring:
Campanula latifolia (giant bellflower)
Aegopodium (ground elder)
Heracleum (hogweed greens and seed spice)
Carum carvi (caraway greens)
Tragopogon pratensis greens (Jack-go-to-bed-by-noon)
Congratulations to my friend Ronny Staquet who recently won a prestigious prize for his efforts in popularising Hablitzia at the Fête des Plantes de Printemps at Château de Saint-Jean de Beauregard just outside of Paris! See http://www.wallogreen.com/blog/?p=231
See also https://www.facebook.com/ChateauSJB/posts/1306538149412145 and http://www.domsaintjeanbeauregard.com/les-rendez-vous/fete-des-plantes-de-printemps
I’m proud too as this plant originated in Malvik. Ronny has over the years obtained most of my accessions (some 7 different) in return for help with this web site!! Rumour has it that Ronny has selected a golden leaved Hablitzia from this material!! :) Looking forward to that!
Edibles & ornamental plants