On the 30th of May, it is important to set aside some time to think about the freedoms we have, how we obtained them, and how we maintain them. Thousands of men and women have placed themselves in danger to ensure American freedoms. Many did not live beyond the danger they faced, many survived but with physical or psychological wounds, and many mothers, fathers, children, siblings, and other loved ones have suffered deep, life-altering losses because a child, parent, brother, sister, or other relative decided to be one who defends American freedom.
We've had a great stretch of weather and with the holiday weekend I've finally found time to work in my own gardens rather than those of others. To stay focused on my quest to have all my tomato, pepper, and eggplant seedlings in the ground by Monday at dusk, I'm keeping this Newsy Notes post short. Plus I have basil and coleus seedlings to plant (looking forward to many coleus plants maturing like the one in the photo), cucumber, bean, and zucchini seeds to sow, and a ton of empty planters just waiting for some floral adornment … so much to do and, yikes, it's almost June.