I haven’t posted anything for a while because we moved! There have been boxes to pack, boxes to unpack, furniture to arrange and furniture to rearrange. And meanwhile lunches have to be made, dinners prepared, schedules shifted, kids picked up and dropped off and work Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 4:00. You know, life. We only moved a few miles, but into a more rural area with lots of opportunities to garden! I have inherited a garden that hasn’t had much attention for a while. Blackberries invading over the fence, ivy crawling up the trees, and really scary….horsetail sticking up among the salal! But I’m not really scared, I’m excited! I can do this. Pruning? No problem? Planting, placing, protecting? Can’t wait. I took so much dead wood out of this hydrangea we could have enjoyed a nice bonfire. My favorite part of the new garden (after the weeping willow) are the four grow boxes in the back yard in full sun. I haven’t had a full sun back yard since my California days over ten years ago. I’ve started weeding and soil prep and hope to start planting some spring veggies in the next few weeks. I’m really looking forward to growing food for our family this year. My other project I’m impatient to start is getting my 15 roses in the ground. I dug them up from the old place and stuffed them in pots. They need a new home, but I’ve got a whole lot of weeding to do before I plant them. I have to find the perfect spot for Julia, Zephrine and the Pope. And Chicago Peace and Gourmet Popcorn and all my other friends that have graciously followed me here to Redmond, Washington. Happy Spring!