'A' is for Asparagus.
When I gave it a bit of thought, I have a lot of 'A's in my garden, including Allium and Alyssum (see here http://goo.gl/JHvfn), Azaleas (which have already stopped blooming), and Artichokes (but I just picked the last one the other day).
News bulletin: The baby barn swallows have fledged and are now swooping around the yard with their parents, who are now officially 'empty nesters'. It is amazing to me how quickly they go from helpless chicks to accomplished aerial acrobats!!! (Ha, 3 'A's in a row, I must have 'A' on the mind LOL) - allenfotowild