The roses are full of buds, particularly the Knockouts. There are a couple of blooms, but we are about a week away from the first flush, I think. I'll take pictures of the gardens for posting when the roses bloom.
This is 'opening week' for our county's four or five farmer's markets. One of the closest to us opened today. Realizing the farmers wouldn't have a lot to sell -- some greens, green onions, radishes, bedding and vegetable plants, maybe -- I still wanted to visit just to see what it was like. All growers' farms lie within 150 miles of our area; many of them are substantially closer. I bought some beautiful green onions and asparagus (I had the asparagus for dinner-- it was great) and decided I will be making a weekly 'thing' of this. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) goes a step farther than the local farmers' markets and is a wonderful concept from both sustainability and a healthy eating standpoints. One 'buys into' the crop of a local grower and then picks up weekly harvests. It's like a veggie Christmas! We don't belong to a CSA, but can just as easily support local agriculture by visiting the weekly market. I can't wait until June, July, and August when I'll be able to buy local
Tomorrow I have the second Hyalgan shots for my knees; relief cannot come too soon. Thank you all for your well-wishes.