while the past few days have not been what i would call warm, they have been sunny and my plants have been thrilled. everywhere i look in my garden there is new leaves, buds and shoots are reaching for the sky. the giant cane bamboo that i planted in the back planter boxes has sprung forth from the ground with quite the exuberance. in the past 10 days or so it has grown almost 4 feet and shows no signs of stopping. the dryer weather has also allowed me to work on my gardening here at home and p’s shade garden in kits. i will post some pictures of her garden once it is further along.