Out here on Canada's West Coast, spring arrives earlier than in the rest of the country. It brings about a range of colours that are reminiscent of my childhood Easter baskets. Walk along many local streets and you have a scentsational experience – cherry and apple blossoms, hyacinths and forsythia are just a few of the fragrances on Mother Nature's perfume counter.
In my garden, the tulips are tipping their heads, the hyacinths are hello-ing and the rhododendrons are rioting. Amidst all that beauty, I see weeds and more weeds. It is rather disconcerting, but I know what I have to do. I will M.A.S.T.E.R.mind my garden. For the benefits of weedin' in the rain and a bucketful of RA-friendly gardening tips, please read my latest post on HealthCentral.com: Yes, You Can Actually Garden with RA.