What a fantastic stretch of weather we have had this past week. The flip-flops, shorts and T-shirts seem to have made their way from the back to the front of the closet and there is nothing like that first feeling of sun after far too many months of rain and cool temperatures. This past weekend I couldn’t help myself and had to make a trip to a local nursery. A few of my bulbs have popped through in the garden and I wanted to see what other bits of colour I could add. I had a feeling it might be too early for bedding plants and the very knowledgeable staff I encountered at our local nurseries confirmed that for me. While it’s safe to say the May long weekend typically marks official planting season, I can’t help wonder how many eager gardeners have taken a leap of faith and planted early.