Spring is here, finally. There are lots of signs; birds that you haven't seen since last summer have arrived, ready to nest. Water is running in places that will surprise you, and bulbs are emerging from barren gardens.
Some of the earliest flowers are on fruit trees, like cherries, which bloom before the leaves emerge. The weather is still unsettled in many places, and the showers arrive and leave quickly.
It won't last long though, so save that water whenever you get the chance. Last year, I watered my container garden of lettuce and other greens all summer just from what I collected in two large rain barrels.
And while you're at it, make sure your water harvesting system is beautiful, too.
The risk of using all kinds of chemicals is real. Don't make your garden a dangerous and poisonous place for you and your pets. Use something that will take care of pests, and leave the rest of us alone. I'm talking about Diatomaceous Earth;
There is a lot of information out there on the internet about growing succulents, but some of it is not that accurate.
Get it straight from the Certified Horticulturist on staff (me);
I've bundled two of my e-books together for a low price, making it easy to add them both to your library;