It's not brown! Or black! Or even gangrene! Recall all of the bulbs and seeds that I planted earlier this spring? They're growing!! They really are!! The irises and the lilies have buds! They're seriously thinking about blooming! And several of the plants I've raised from seed are starting to bud as well! And all of the plants I bought and put in planters? They aren't dead yet, either! I can't believe it!