Today is a good day. We had sunshine for the first time in I don’t know how long and gardening catalogs arrived in the mail! WaHoo! Now I just have to set down and devise my planting strategy. Am I going to plant annuals, perennials, or a combination of both? Do I want to plant a full blown vegetable garden and if so, when is the best time to get started. So many questions, so many catalogs to peruse. And then of course I will need to consult my “Old Farmer’s Almanac”; an old family tradition from way back. My Grandfather was the green thumb of our family and he passed the love of gardening on to me. Granted I don’t do it with the same amount of flare as Grandpa, and sometimes that’s a good thing if gardening in mixed company, but I did listen when he passed along gardening advice. Your geographic location may determine what signs point to the right time to plant and sow seeds for you; whether it is birds heading north or south, or the bull frogs serenading. But one thing is certain, the sign are all starting to point in the right direction, spring!