Yesterday, while returning Toby, Phyllis’s sisters Yorkie, to his rightful owner after a weeks vacation we noticed the bright green and purple shoot of a crocus poking it’s head through a winter blanket of mulch and so It looks like spring has sprung.

Then Phyllis saw 2 robins hunting behind the studio and a flock of geese headed north and this morning I heard the whistling and clicking of the starlings calling to each other.

It looks like spring has finally sprung and after this long and dreary cold winter it’s none too soon.
This year we are approaching the gardening in a different fashion than we did in recent years past. That is, we have not even looked at a seed catalog.

Last year the garden was a disaster mostly because of family health emergencies and the poor economy.
This year we have not even thought of what we would grow. As a matter of fact, after looking at the books it is evident that we loose money with the greenhouse, it actually costs us to keep it going.

So we may not even open it up to the public this year.

We have decided to concentrate on the perennials. They are easy to grow and we can dig them from our existing beds.

At least that is the plan for now. More will be revealed in time!

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