today the sun was shining and the whole world seemed extra splendorous. it's getting warm here. ever last inch of snow has melted off of our deck and we even set out our patio furniture. life is so good. last summer i bordered my flower garden with a hundred little irises in hopes that one or two might peak through this spring. i took a little walk this afternoon just to see if anything had sprouted and lo and behold...it is spring here for sure. i love the way that God grows things despite my complete ignorance about the botanical kingdom. i am dying to grow some veggies this summer but know next to nothing about gardening. i've signed up for vegetable gardening 101 at our local library...super excited for that! in the mean time, does anyone have any advice on urban gardening? what are the most fool proof (and delicious) things to grow? and how do i deter those dreadful squirrels?? i found some awesome containers to plant an herb garden on our deck and have high hopes to put a few little things in the ground. green is in and in to stay.