The sun came out and wham! - so did the people. They were everywhere scurrying around like ants, carrying plants and wicker furniture out of the stores. It's still February for goodness sake. But isn't it wonderful! One particular store had already put new shipments of trees on their lot, the shelves inside were well stocked and the clematis selection was fantastic and very healthy looking plants for about $5. I was praying I would find Clematis montana but no go. I have never seen such a hive of industry in this town in months. Is the hibernation season over I wonder! Our last frost date is still in March - does someone know something that I don't? Has Spring come early and no-one has bothered to tell me? Oh I hope so!!!