My garden is full of spring flowers right now, from daffodils, primulas and hyacinths, to blossoming fruit and nut trees. But there's one kind of flower I was not expecting: strawberries!
Strawberry flowers(?!), Mar 2017
I grew these little strawberries from seed last spring and they obligingly gave a little harvest all summer long (about one berry per plant per week). The variety is Baron Solemacher; as an alpine strawberry, the fruits are pretty small. However, I was not expecting them to flower in March--our usual strawberry season is July, with flowers in June. Does this mean we'll get some April strawberries? Watch this space.