What was an early spring was fleeting, and winter temps are back--giving me time to think about what I am going to do in the garden this year as well as assess the things I like just as they are. That mostly applies to the native plant garden, which from a combination of luck, experience, and planning came out even better than I anticipated. In the not-so-positive category is my photography skill, but that is to be expected without some effort. Maybe the garden just does not photograph well, but I am sure enjoying the effect even when not in close up. The best part is that the plants are thriving--even the ramp plant I grew from root trimmings of some ramps I ate (last image)!
Another positive is the vegetable garden, where I am determined to win my war with rabbits by enclosing the entire area with rabbit wire. I still see the huge rabbit daily--it must be a few years old. It contentedly munches clover and plantain in the lawn, and I think it will do just fine without my okra, bean, and pepper seedlings.
In the needs work category is the rear flower garden, but some reorganization will fix that.