Due to the pleasures of grandchildren, I have not written very much on my Blog this spring. But after spending almost a month on the west coast, we returned to New York to discover that New York is hot and humid! And the garden looks great. The peonies have already come and gone, but the roses and lilies are flourishing.
As for grandchildren, I highly recommend the following incredibly expensive toys: water, a bucket for pouring, and a water hose. After cardboard boxes and a rubber ball, water is the best toy ever invented.
Children also revel in playpens, if one needs a way to contain them for a few minutes. But they have to use it as a group. Its more fun.