Edmontonians have never longed for spring as much as this year, and it has been long coming. We still have a few feet of snow in the shady part of the garden, but the wait is over. Spring is here and the nasturtium plants I seeded indoors are now happily soaking in the light. It’s still below 0 at night but they are doing just fine. In the midst of global turmoil these little plants seem almost angelic, like winged messengers of good cheer.