Oh Ruby, I Hardly Knew You.

When I lived in Oregon, I had a rhubarb plant in my backyard.  She was so beautiful with deep green leaves and bright ruby stalks.  She was really a gorgeous gal.  But, I must admit that I didn’t appreciate my Rhubarb.  In fact, I was downright indifferent to her.  Oh, I’d cut her back every year when, or if, I remembered, and I would certainly use her for cobblers now and then, but for the most part, I mainly ignored her.  And yet, year after year, she came back as robust as ever.  She just gave, gave, gave, and I just took, took, took.  You could say that my Rhubarb was a bit co-dependent.

imageSo, in honor of my long-lost Rhubarb, I’m going to give her the attention she deserved, and highlight this plant as the next perennial vegetable.