Today I stopped at a nursery to get some seeds and discovered that everything I could want and then some is on display and for sale. I resisted most, but of course I had to get some cucumber starts for my cat, and a couple perennials for railing baskets.
Peas, lettuce, spinach and pansies are doing well in the deck planter
Tulips and wood hyacinth are blooming in my parent's yard
Blue hyacinth mixed with a yellow flowering creeper mom added to the bed
(let me know if you can id this plant)
On my way home from the nursery I stopped by the community garden. A lot of work has been done there in the last few months. Paths recovered in bark, posts added to plot corners, and a new message board has been built.
We've been there a couple of times recently, once to decide it was too early to rototill, and another to place some cardboard down in a psuedo experiment on weed control.
But, unlike last year, there hasn't been so much rain to stave off tilling. My plot is one of the few (weedy) untilled plots left. One next to me is already tilled and planted. We are now making plans to get compost next week and hopefully take advantage of a rototiller for hire.