The feeling that spring is just around the corner has me inspired and excited. I spent a good part of the day hand weeding our beds and digging up blackberry vines. Currently pushing their way up and out are chives, lilac, irises, buddlea, jonquils, flame grass, and a variety of unknown plants from the previous tenants. The bulbs were a pleasant surprise, and I plan on putting in many more this year. The edgeworthia is near its peak, with several buds that are brimming with flowers. Again, the smell is divine.