I toured around the gayborhood a few days ago snapping pics of all the Spring-flowering plants. It always amazes me how varied the local micro-climates are. Within a few blocks or less the plants that thrive or struggle change. Some areas are protected from the ocean wind, some get more sun, some are rocky and others sandy. My roof “garden” on the other hand is the proverbial dead zone. And now that I’ve done the taxes and have some time for outdoors, it’s turned cold and summery.