Never in my 30 years of operating my garden center have I seen such an influx of customers come in all at the same time. Last weekend was like a feeding frenzy for gardeners where they were feeding on new and exciting plants, bags of compost, trellises for their beans, chicken-print boots to keep their feet dry, fertilizer for their dahlia bulbs, and of course pretty much anything that was in color. There is something about our long and excessively wet winters that drives us to this state of manic nursery shopping. As a garden center owner, I am thrilled to see everyone return for another season, but I always feel compelled to remind everyone that we can plant almost year around in the northwest. Don't feel like you have to do it all in the next couple of weeks. There is plenty of time.