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When Do You Know It's Spring?

17 years ago

Landrover wrote in another thread that he was seeing Crocus. I assume he means the leaves and not yet flowers. When I was out yesterday, I noticed Daffodils poking their noses out of the ground and started pulling up Chickweed and Henbit seedlings. It's still Winter, but it sure doesn't feel like it.

Most non-gardeners around here don't realize how short our winters actually are and don't acknowledge the arrival of Spring until they start seeing Dogwood trees and Azaleas in bloom. We gardeners recognize the signs way before then. In catalogs bulbs are separated into groups that flower in early, mid, and late spring, so when I see the first Crocus or early Daffodil, I say, "Spring is Here!" even if there is snow on the ground.

What signals Spring for you?

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