This Easter is three weeks later than last year but that hasn’t stopped spring. Bulbs are sprouting. Flowering trees are budding. The squirrels do a spiral chase up and down trees, reminding me of barber poles. There’s a woodpecker rat-tatting on our chimney’s metal vent to mark his territory. Finally, it’s spring!
Warmer plant hardiness zones are moving farther north in Ohio, but that doesn’t mean you can stretch the planting season. If you want to plant that potted Easter lily in the ground for next year, wait until May 1 to avoid the last frost of the season.