Oh, you should have included that in the article! Great picture! I liked seeing it ferning, too. This sounds silly, but I've never seen an asparagus plant at the stage that you harvest it. I didn't know if it had leaves or other foliage or what! Funny to see the bare little stalks coming up. My MIL used to have a patch of mixed asparagus and strawberries, but I never saw it in the spring at harvesting time.
Now, to talk DH into a raised bed for it. . . Wish me luck!