Trying to plan my weekend. The rain is coming down...blessed rain. Everything will get a much needed drink and the place where I will plant the tulip bulbs will get a soaking and be much easier to dig. I think that I will go out tomorrow and push back the mulch and dig out a place for them. I hope that I like these Angelique tulips. They are a soft orange and may blend with my more garish orange lilies. I don;'t have the bulbs yet, but they are on order. When the things die back in my front garden, I may plant a few minor bulbs in little nooks and crannies. I love the muscari in the spring.....and little snowdrops by a rock just popping their heads up in the snow. Next year I will plant more things for bouquets. Since doing a bouquet of the month...an idea by Noelle at http://www.azplantlady.com/. This year I found that my bouquets weren't very interesting and I had to really search for flowers and leaves to use. I have a long bare space, next to the house....going down the west side, where there is just mulch. I think that a row of zinnias would be nice there. They are pretty stiff plants and probably wouldn't lop over onto the lawn...for mowing. I ordered Cut and Come Again zinnia seeds to plant there. I hope to plant Merlot lettuce somewhere. I love the ruby red of this lettuce. Almost too pretty to pick. Ahhh, ideas are going around in my head. We gardeners are always looking ahead to the next season. I seemed to have rushed right by Old Man Winter. After last year can you blame me? I saw a weather forecast that showed the jet stream last year in the fall....this year looks to be the same. An El Nina winter with snow and cold. I'm looking for the closest cave to hibernate in.