Actually, it's not the first garden bed ready for the season. A couple days ago I weeded and mulched our permanent bed of comfrey. So with this one today that's two down and 22 to go. (Ugh, I shouldn't think of it that way.) Truth to tell, we have 27 garden beds but because we're not doing any market gardening this year, I have room to spare both in the beds and the field garden.
I did accomplish a few other things besides planting the flowers. One was to get the strawberry patch re-weeded (that's right, for the second time this spring), paths tilled up and all set for mulching which I'm planning on getting done tomorrow. By hook or by crook. Come he!! or high water.
So even though it may have been smarter to use my planting time to get some veggie seeds stuck in the ground instead of the flowers, it sure does give me something purdy to look out on.
I'm thinking of it as food for my soul.