For the first time in several years we had a wet winter-into-spring, so now there is standing water along the roads and potential for a bumper crop of mosquitoes. I have taken the hint, got Larry the yard guy out to cut the grass yesterday, and have attacked the greenbriar that infests the azalea, filling two garbage cans with thorny vines. It will come back, of course. (Things you can't ever vanquish: greenbriar, mosquitoes, cockroaches, poison ivy . . .) The azalea is beginning to bloom. I'm not sure about my esperanza or the two ixoras that got too cold one night, but time will tell. The Chinese Silk hedge is looking great, all covered in magenta flowers and baby leaves which will turn green as they mature.
Bobbe Shapiro Nolan, Fiber Artist in Eagle Lake, TX. Trying to learn to call the sewing room my studio, and myself an artist. I retired after 15 years in hospice nursing--so now I have the time!.