I can't take the gloom any longer. Bearded Dragon helped me by setting out some primroses and daffadils (spelling?) in the planter box on the deck. Ahhh... that does wonders. It seem that once Feb. gets here though, we are off and running and spring has sprung. It will be handy just having the little deck of our apartment to plant. I get to wander around in everyone else's large gardens while I'm working so I will try to be satisfied with my little terrace.