"Hortus" in Latin must be related to "huerta" in Spanish. Anyhow, along with the still peaking Montopolis and Bastrop narcissi, we have a mystery narcissus with one very long stem and a half-dozen very small and beautiful blossoms on it. Many Ice Follies are still opening, along with various unnamed flowers from long-ago Park Seed and White Flower cheap mystery mixes. We're into the second shade of blue hyacinth and seeing some pink ones. Avalanche and Grand Primo are opening. Now reblooming for the first time is an orange-yellow trailing nasturtium with brown splotches at the throat. The geraniums are loving all this. There's a slight haze of pink on one of the redbuds. We're seeing some of the poet's narcissus types (Actaea mostly). Lantanas, Turk's cap, asclepias, and chiles in pots are leafing out. When potatoes start to sprout they go outdoors and often produce new potatoes. The tops of the current outdoor plants have not liked this weather. We have two kinds of English peas ready to eat. The florist's anemones are all blue so far. White alliums are beginning to open.