Oh no!

The aphids are eating my flowers! You can't see them so well in this. Aphids are tiny. But they're covering the plants and the window! The plants are starting to wither, and the first marigold blossom spoiled half-open. I'm spraying it with a solution of dish soap and water, but I'm afraid the infestation is too serious for that. I need to look into better solutions, or throw everything out and start over. sob...

Springing

It's spring, and I've actually managed to plant some things. Marigolds, morning glories and moonflower vine on the windowsill in the ritual room, and lemon balm in the planter on the balcony. I want to get some mint and maybe dill to go in there, too. The lemon balm is laggardly, but the marigolds and the vine are already starting to sprout after only a few days. It makes me happy....