Simple soil test and how to upgrade your soil structure. Fill quart jar 1/3 full of topsoil and add water to almost full. Shake to dissolve clumps & let jar sit overnight to determine soil structure and how to improve it. Excellent stuff on this site.
"Six Easy to Grow Flowering Plants." Can't wait til the spring flowers start showing up in the nursery! I'll probably pick up some purple coneflowers and black-eyed susans. Interestingly enough, salvia always seems to show up on these "easy" plant lists, but is determined to hate me, heh.