How was your weekend? I spent Sunday afternoon browsing a few greenhouses with my mom. It amazes me how much she knows about plants. She's very humble about it but she's an amazing landscaper. She has sketched out an amazing plan for her yard. For the four years she's lived in her home, I know she's been dreaming of making over her yard - redoing the hardscaping and adding a garage. I have always loved working in the yard with her and one of the benefits of Grant and I living in the basement suite is that I get to work in the yard here with her again. One of my goals this year is to learn more about growing roses in our climate. I planted a rose bush here last year and for the first time since moving to Edmonton, it actually survived winter. In the future I would like to grow JFKs - my favourite roses. This afternoon I'm off to get my first haircut in 8 or 9 months! I hope you have a fantastic week.