The glass house still looks somewhat empty, though this is the time of year when it's a favorite reading spot for "Mrs" when we leave at the end of the day. (It is positively glorious in a snowstorm!) The first of the seeds are starting to sprout; this one I like mostly for the story it brings. A parrot seems to have dropped it at a friend's garden in Coral Gables last year, and the seeds were collected and brought back when I was there in November. I think it's an iris or something similar, but we'll see soon!
Outside, we've been topdressing the vegetable beds, giving the earthworms a couple of months to work their magic before we start planting summer crops. The winter brassicas and such are continuing to provide kale, chards, and other greens. We pull the snapdragons from the patio containers for the coldest part of the winter when they aren't blooming. After a brief respite here, they'll bud out again and go back to the area around the house.
Carmen, the weeding machine, preps everything prior to the topdressing, and also takes great delight in clipping the Creeping Fig that grows on the garden wall. She is also the one who does such perfect squirrel-proof packaging for the potted tulips that will go up nearer the house when they start to sprout.