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This spring has been unseasonably cool, but soon plants like these will be flowering in the warmth of spring and summer. Submitted photo

The joys and toils of spring gardening

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Spring is my favorite time of year despite the frequent setbacks we have in this part of the country. The sights, sounds and smells of spring are so exciting. Long before spotting the first robin, I hear returning song birds’ music. Honking overhead causes me to look up and see wave after wave of geese heading north. Now I wake up in the morning to the cooing of mourning doves.


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