The PNW is in bloom and I'm envious!
Cherry blossoms, photo by Audrey
Seattle is in Zone 8, similar to the U.S. South, so the growing season begins earlier than ours in New Jersey. They can also grow Calla Lilies and Camellias, which are too tender for the Northeast.
This weekend should give our flowering crops a boost, though we will never catch up to the Pacific Northwest - unless climate change really kicks in.
The seed catalogs are now upon us. I am grateful for the growing space behind the building and will be looking through the seeds I saved from last year and deciding where to plant. Good luck to all gardeners, whether seasoned or just getting started!