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'No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn'

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Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Judith Irven



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Blue Scilla surround some yellow Jonquil narcissi. Below, Clear White Trillium flowers along a quit road in Salisbury. Photos / Dick Conrad

This wonderful saying by the American nature journalist, Hal Borland, perfectly captures my attitude at this time of year. 

And, while this has surely been an ornery winter, spring is officially here (technically it arrived on March 20 even if the temps might still need to climb a bit).

The bitter cold of January with almost no snow — deep snow actually helps by insulating the ground — I worry that the cold snap could have damaged the roots of particularly vulnerable perennials. We’ll find out soon.

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