Daylight Saving Time finally kicks in at 2 a.m. Sunday, signaling that gardening season is within reach. And I can't remember a winter where I've more needed a harbinger of spring. But with rain in the forecast, I won't likely get to spend the gained hour of daylight assessing the garden, pruning, raking or transplanting my rose bushes.
Next week, though, after the clocks have been set ahead an hour, I'm looking forward to coming home from work in blaring sunlight, feeling as if I have the whole day ahead of me. Though we're essentially losing an hour, my glass is half full: I gain an extra hour of daylight between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. And I'm planning to spend that hour Monday doing what I do best: moving plants around, walking across the street to see how things look from there, shaking my head and then moving the plants again.
How will you spend your extra hour of daylight?