Spring has been back in DC for a while now and many of our plants have come back from their hibernation. I tried something new this year with sowing seeds indoors and bringing them out after the threat of frost was gone. Mostly it worked, though the beans didn't make it and the new seeds I planted haven't come up.
Still, I've got peas, spinach, lettuce, sage, beets, mums and strawberries all growing well in the flower boxes. I even had flowers on the peas last weekend and now have pea pods gaining size in the warm sun.
So things grow well out there now, but I know the sun will someday soon overwhelm the plants and make them wither if I don't give 2 gallons of water a day to them. I also have a potential aphid problem:
Finn had fun squirting the bugs with soapy water to get rid of them. It worked well and most of the are gone. We probably have to give another round this weekend to completely rid ourselves of them.
Finn likes another sign of spring turning to summer, the blossom piles. He grabs them by the handful and throws them in the air. I say that he's making it rain like Flo-rida, but he corrects me and says he's making it snow!