Exactly two weeks after this photo, this is now what those corn and tomato plants look like.
I thought high pollen counts hit me pretty bad. I can only imagine what it's doing to this bee. It flew out of the wildflower field and landed on the bench to unload a bit before moving on.
The warm weather has also allow me to get corn (foreground) and tomatoes (background) in the ground several weeks earlier than usual. I'm hoping they're ready by Memorial Day.
After last year's wildflower planting we didn't bother to re-seed. We just let the old wildflowers stand through the winter (such as it was), and the garden came right back with plenty of volunteers.