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By Carol OMeara
Colorado State University Extension Boulder County 

Spring brings new things

Series: Carol OMeara | Story 6

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"Spring is nearing, and gardeners are getting ready."

A crocus is trying to bloom in a friend's yard, despite frigid days and snow squalls. She's enchanted by the little plant's effort and, like any gardener at this time of year, is watching its progress with excitement. She's not alone in her countdown to spring; many gardeners are pouncing on the slightest signs of green.

We haven't broken out pompoms and megaphones to strut and cheer on the flowers we see quite yet – that would just rile up the neighborhood dogs and cause our community to contemplate tranquilizer darts. But the temptation to encourage our gardens to awaken is like an itch...

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