Well, not quite yet. We had a blizzard last week that set things back a pace or two. The above photo is one I took last spring around this time. In fact, all the photos in this post are from my garden last year.
Last spring I had all sorts of plans for my garden. I was going to create a simplified version of a wildflower garden, and plant things that I could name off the top of my head and that I knew how to care for. I had all my seeds planted indoors, soaking up the sunshine from the warmth of my kitchen. I was ready to go.Things did not work out the way I had hoped, however. It was a cold spring and we had a last-ditch blizzard in late May.Most of my seedlings died because I had ignored the frost warnings. The rest were eaten by slugs. Even my marigolds, which I planted as slug repellents. Who knew?
I did have some successes, however, and you can see the results here.
My failures were many, however, so this year I plan to start afresh: no seedlings, just mature plants, and everything will be simple and hardy enough for shallow, rocky, lead-lined soil.