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The crocus is one of the first flowers to bloom after a long winter.

Crocuses are blooms

The warmer weather caused my trees to start budding about a week ago, the leaves of the daffodils and surprise lilies to pop up and the crocuses to bloom. My dogs came in muddy from frozen dirt that had turned to mud. I re-seeded my front yard from a recent foundation repair. Is it too soon to plant grass seed? Maybe, but I've given it a try.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)