We made it through winter and as I look out my dining room window, my tulip are blooming, the iris stalks stand high, the peony stems stand straight and tall like soldiers – buds will soon follow! The rose bushes are awake, full with brand new green-red stalks and buds; the hydrangeas have been pruned and a few chartreuse-green leaves have sprouted, the lilies have broken through the dirt – in other words, Spring has finally, finally arrived! Can we all just say a collective ‘Hallelujah!’

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