Living in coastal southern California, I've heard it said that we don't really have seasons. It's true we don't have the dramatic seasonal changes you might see in more northern parts of North America, but I would argue we do have seasons. Our seasonal changes are more subtle. My thornless boysenberries are case in point. In the week after the vernal equinox, my thornless boysenberries celebrated the start of spring by growing innumerable flower buds from every node. It looks like it'll be a good year for berries.