We've had a lot of rain here lately, but the sun peaked out last Friday afternoon, so I ran out and got a few pictures of the garden. I don't think planting out early helped us any, but at least it's beginning to grow a little. Actually, things look even better this morning and some things grew noticeably over the weekend, but I don't have time to take new pics to replace these.
You'll notice in some of the pictures a concrete "ditch" of sorts behind our fence. That's a city waterway for rainwater runoff. We've been told that before they built it (before we moved here) our yard was sloped and flooded often when it rained. I guess some people would have been put off by it and not bought the property, but we considered it a plus. It makes our yard seem larger than it is (because we seem farther away from our neighbor's yards to the west and behind us to the south). If we had our way, we'd have one on the east side, too. It would be almost like a moat, and you know what they say...good moats make good neighbors.
pansies and vinca vine.
mixed lettuces, peppers and green onions (not up yet).
We thought it was a goner, but it looks like it will survive.