I have a little gardening update for you. The beans are growing really well and have started their trek up the trellis. I am pleased with eight or nine of the pumpkin plants; they have developed a number of good sized leaves and have grown larger. Some little bug almost devastated the tomato plants but it looks like three or four will survive. I have them caged quite hopefully that they will need it later on. My row of beets is coming along nicely. As in every year, I wish I knew more about growing vegetables.
The sunflowers and morning glories are about a foot tall and growing very well. The transplanted geraniums had me worried because though they were very lush and green, there wasn't a bud in sight. This week a number have appeared so I think I will see flowers again. All the marigolds, butterfly flowers, sweet williams, pansies and various daisies I sprouted in the greenhouse are growing well. The hostas have taken hold in all their various locations. The ivies I brought in doors last year for the winter and are now on a trellis at the front of the house, had a bit of a rough go for the first several weeks. Now though they are sprouting new leaves and brightening up, so maybe will do fine.
I am leaving on a trip to visit my parents. They are in their eighties now so my time with them is feeling more precious. Happily, both their great-grandsons will be with me also, so it will be quite the treat for them all to see each other. I won't be writing while away...
Hope your garden is growing and your fingers are busy...take care of you.