Last summer we had the prettiest hanging baskets in the front of the house. After killing everything we hung out front, except for geraniums, we finally concluded that geraniums are the only flowers that can weather the amount of sun and survive. So we cut them back last year, although I just found out that we didn't have to cut them back, kept them watered in the garage all winter, and brought them out to the arctic entry about a month ago to see what they would do. They are doing nicely, and hopefully, with tender words and lots of Miracle-gro, in about 6 weeks or so they will be ready to hang outside. That is the hope anyway. If not, we will buy new ones for the front of the house and hang these in the back to continue to grow. Actually, one of these is a fuscia, so I hope it survives as well. It hangs in the shade of the front porch and did well as long as we watered it every day. I might have to add in a few starts from the nursery, but that's okay.
Martha Stewart made some great looking hot cross buns on her show recently and added that they were traditionally served to the people on Good Friday during lent by the priests or something. Anyway, having never tried any, I made theses up this morning and we had a few and took some to a sick friend. They are very good, but I'm not sure I'd make them every year. Unless I could figure out a more nutritious version. I'm not a big fan of white flour.