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Why You should Know Your Zone

It has been absolutely beautiful out for the past several days- the average high temperature has been around 68F, and the overnight lows have only dipped into the high 40’s once! My crocuses started blooming during the first week of the month, the first of my daffodils popped open on Friday, and my lilacs are swelled up with new buds. These, to me, are the first real signs of spring, and I wait for them expectantly every year. An inexperienced gardener might think that with all of this activity, it’s now safe to just get those plants outside and into the ground. The more experienced gardener knows better, though, and this week’s weather forecast is a perfect example of why. For my area, temperatures are expected to drop into the 20’s for the next few nights, and there’s potential for snow tonight!  (more…)

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