I thought that catalogs arrived in January, but we already got the Jonny’s and Fedco seed catalogs, and yesterday the Bluestone Perennial catalog arrived. I enjoyed looking through the Bluestone catalog–I am thinking about planting some ilex, winterberry, bushes next Spring. They are native, and pretty, and good for birds. In the Fedco book I decided which flower seeds to order. As always my list includes delphinium and nasturtium. I also will order heliotrope, sunflowers, and zinnias. I think I’ll get cleome seeds as well. Meanwhile we are decorating for Christmas! We got a tree-farm balsam fir. It’s beautiful! The cats supervised our activities, either from the sofa, Or from the kitchen table:We put Tschaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” on the boom box and hang ornaments. Let the season begin!