I need to begin thinking about things for the garden - such as it is - for the coming months. I bought some freesia bulbs, and if you've never smelled freesia, it's wonderful. It's peppery and sweet at the same time. I've chucked the bulbs into the fridge for a couple of weeks to mimic winter, and then will plant them in containers in the back 40 (which is in square feet, not acres!).
Last summer, I grew tomatoes, basil, mint and lots of geraniums, both in the front and back of the house. I tried to grow gourds, but they didn't work too well, as I don't have any dirt in the back yard, just cement. (I live in an 1880's townhouse in the center of the city.)
I have some fun furniture for the back. A couple of years ago, when I was a partner in an architectural antiques and salvage business, one of our pickers came by with some great little wrought iron chairs and table. My sister kept them for me while I was in the UK. I also picked up some wrought iron plant stands last year at yard sales and they work perfectly for smaller plants.
I feel like we're headed up to the final stretch until spring and summer. That said, I just read that two of the ten major snowstorms in Baltimore have been in March, including a rare winter hurricane!