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Best Plants for Early Spring

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No sooner is the snow melted and a few tough and ready plants are ready to go. Within a few weeks they are up and out of the ground, in bud and blooming. After such a long winter their bright faces bring full joy to the gardener. There season may be short but they get things going, adding cheer to…

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Very Early Spring Flowers

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Finally, we are out in the garden. Still not particularly warm, but good enough to bundle up and get a few spring clean up chores done. The London Plane trees drop a lot of leaves on the ground in very late fall so many are still there to greet us in the spring. I like to get them raked up…

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Early Spring Blooming Shrubs

Early spring shrubs: Sensible Gardening and Living

February marches along ever so slowly. We seem to live between days of almost spring to definitely winter and everything in between. I took a walk around the farm to see if anything exciting was going on with the spring flowering shrubs and found a few promising signs of better days to come. A few lilacs had some surprisingly fat…

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