There are many ways that we mark the arrival of spring:
The first robin singing high in the tree tops
The prairie crocuses peaking their furry heads up
The first buds on the trees
The City of Calgary signs announcing when street cleaning will commence in our area.
But one major sign, of which we were reminded by our friend over at Calgary Gardening Adventures, is the first signs of rhubarb growth. I had totally forgotten to look for our rhubarb's appearance--I guess I was caught up watching the tulips grow and bud in the front yard. But when I read Dan's blog about rhubarb, we rushed out to check the status of our own.
So, good news! Spring has officially arrived. Our rhubarb looks to be in fine form for the coming season. Too bad we'll be missing most of the harvesting. I hope the new residents enjoy rhubarb as much as we do!