I was able to take some flowers for floral arrangements at church this week since the lenten period of sack cloth and ashes has passed. In keeping with my family tradition I planted a few potatoes on Good Friday. I planted them in my compost pile this year since I have had a lot of crop failures over the years--this will be the year for a bumper crop. My garden is blooming nicely though several weeks later than last year. The red camellia is in full bloom now. It is always the last one to bloom.