but my garden is spectacular this year. Well, maybe to brag, or maybe I'm just astounded at how well it has all come together -- finally, after all the digging and moving and mulching and coaxing and so much watching over the past six years -- truly spectacular. The Queen Elizabeth roses are budding, the bearded iris are blooming, so is the azalea, and the clematis has blooms the size of saucers. And the promise of more blooms appears everywhere. Deep violet trailing petunias are hanging from new baskets. The backyard shade garden has filled in -- I never thought it would. Never. White impatiens in the flower box and planters. The best part -- all I had to do was hang the baskets and plant the impatiens. Well, aside from planting some bulbs. This year I can just sit back and enjoy the show. Pretty amazing.