Here in my neighborhood, the soil is rock hard. So basically, if you don't enrich the soil, anything you plant will eventually die. Now that the weather's still cool, we've been using a jack hammer to dig bigger holes for bushes in the yard. My husband jackhammers and I dig. Oh, it's been fun.
It's good exercise but I'm getting too old for this!
I'll never forget when we first moved to California , it was March and everything smelled so wonderful with the orange blossoms and jasmine in bloom. Here's a little bouquet to welcome spring.