The last few leaves have cooperated nicely and begun to sprout plantlets. The little tutorial says if I leave them be until the fall I may have violets to share so they'll stay in these little pots through the summer. The largest plantlets already appear to have more than one section. Anyone want a violet in the fall? I do have their names written on the sides of the pots so it's possible we can find pictures of what they will look like for those who care.
The rest of the garden is loving all this rain but it was nice to see the sun out all day yesterday and it gave me a chance for some photos. The pink double peony is just about to pop. The poor thing had to fight its way through the rhododendron branches this year so I think I may need to move it in the fall. The lavender is heavily in bud which means it's time for lavender wands. I managed to cut a bit last night while it was still dry so I can try a few today. Strawberries never did well for me in the strawberry pot bu the hens and chicks do very well indeed. It blooms for me every year.
I also tried another recipe from the Mesa Grill cookbook. I currently have 3 or 4 from the library and this one has been a big hit. These are grilled asparagus quesadillas with goat cheese and cojack topped with tomato jam and serrano cilantro yogurt. I changed a few things of course- the recipe calls for even more cheese in the quesadillas but these are cheesy enough without it for me. I used fresh tomatoes for my jam instead of canned. I added chopped fresh serrano peppers to the yogurt and I mixed my ground ancho into the yogurt because I pan fried my quesadillas (forgot to preheat the oven). That tomato jam is just amazingly good!