This is one of the benefits of living in the City of Angels. In January, we had heavy rain and cool weather. Never mind that today is hot and sunny and the clothes are drying quickly on the clothesline. The boon is that the garden is bursting with pansies, snap dragons and petunias. These were planted just after the garden beds were cleaned up from our summer crops. They suffered a bit through November and December, but now the beds are bursting with color.