I’m sorry, my nerd is showing. But I’m really excited about my spreadsheet. And of course – I hit the internet up for some advice and knowledge and came across this fantastic website: Texas Smart Scape Which is basically a database of native plants, trees, and flowers that grow well within the area. And it’s also a fantastic learning tool for a newbie like me. I never thought I’d get into the whole gardening thing, but I’m here- and I’m liking it. This spring weather better stick around, but this is Texas- so tomorrow could be snowing for all we know. I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!Even the little chunk of babycheeks got to spend the day outside with us. He learned all about eating dirt, and throwing it around. And he did a good job supervising the plant bed setup. So in true form, because I felt SO fantastic this morning, I’m now convinced that gardening is my new stress reliever on top of running. ..which I also got to do yesterday. Which means that I’m totally throwing myself into the planning/learning process of how to become a fantastic gardener. Which also means that yes- I’ve already created a spreadsheet full of three pages dedicated to planning which shrubs/perennials/and ground cover I need to make the most of our landscape.