Just stopped by to see how you are doing? Hope the weather isn't too stormy where you are. We have gone 24 days now without measurable precpitation, I am currently watering the lawn and I am still dethatching it. Burn lots of calories pulling the de-thatching rake through the grass.
Hope the weather is starting to warm up in your neck of the woods. I noticed a flower bud on one of my two rose bushes (Hubby doesn't care for roses - one bush came with the house and the other I add to the garden when he wasn't looking several years ago. He swears they both came with the house). The dahlias are breaking through the ground and some of the other plants are starting to bloom. I am thrilled and it is suppose to get into the upper 60's this weekend - I need a long sunbreak!!