I certainly hope the wierd weather is done for us, too, Keith. These weekends alternating 80 degrees, and then snow, and back again are just ridiculous. Our official last frost date is May 10, and it's been in the 80s for several days running, but I still don't know. I may wig out this weekend and try putting out some things, but I'm wary.
I want a greenhouse in the most desperate way. Unfortunately, this house is sitting on top of a bluff, rocky and not the least bit flat. The only flat piece of lawn, in fact, is where the septic tank is located. Otherwise, it is hilly and woods. Some friends have a greenhouse that I covet uncontrollably. It is about 15' by 15', and the lives in it after work in the evening. He is an opthalmologist who makes a literal fortune doing Lasik surgery all day, so I guess he needs his "escape"...... (Actually, he really is a decent guy, I shouldn't be sarcastic.) He grows about every kind of basil, and his poor wife pawns basil off on everyone she knows, to the point that it is funny. Keeps us all pesto-ed up, for sure. I think I would like to grow tomatoes and orchids. Perhaps when I am a cranky old lady, I'll get me a little purse dog and a greenhouse, and keep all the neighbors in tomatoes! What fun that would be. K