SW Montana has such an incredibly short growing season. As I read many of your blogs I envy your photos of the wonderful lilacs, tulips, etc. already in full bloom! I grew up in Northern California - Marysville and Chico, to be exact - and I have the fondest memories of all the wonderful plants that grew in our garden and for a lot longer than only three months! The past few days here it's been snowing - yes, s-n-o-w-i-n-g! But, there are a few grape hyacinth, daffodils and tulips peeking through and a really scraggly looking bunny rabbit!