I know I'm not supposed to be envious, it's not a good thing. But check out what my friend Karin has been doing this week on her New Mexico ranch (right click to open in a new window):
I on the other hand am sloshing around in green rubber barn boots and cursing the inches of rain. Some day it will dry out and warm up for good (at least until October 12 when I start to anticipate the first snow fall - blech!). Until then I'm planning and dreaming. I'm sooooooo excited about the prospect of jumping headfirst into this 'new' method of gardening.
To pacify some of my garden envy I picked up two eight-packs of pansies at Home Depot yesterday - big yellows and smaller lavenders. Their cheery colors and faint scent make me smile. I'm going to go find a pretty terra-cotta pot in my recently cleaned and organized garden shed to put them in and plop 'em on the kitchen table so I can smile day and night.