Today thin green spinach seedlings popped out of the seed starter soil, a perfect start to Spring. During our late winter snowfall last week, I planted seeds for our summer kitchen garden. I found this wire rack at the Goodwill and thought it perfect to hold our seedlings. This year I plan to make our raised beds more visually appealing with a mix of flowers planted among vegetable plants. I picked attractive vegetable plants including peppers, eggplants and spinach for our garden below the deck. I will grow patio tomatoes in pots on the deck to keep them from getting unruly. I learned my lesson from last year. My son requested his favorite flower, Forget-Me-Not, so we started those from seed, too. My husband planted garlic last fall, and tall green stalks are appearing around the raised beds already. They will be harvested in July, so I am hoping they will not detract from the plan to have a more beautiful garden that invites relaxation. The snow in this photo has melted. Spring is here bringing many garden dreams!