Early Spring Around the Farm

Martha Stewart
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With hints of spring in the air, things are changing dramatically at the farm. I love this time of year when the garden begins to wake up after a hibernation period. Every day there is something new and colorful dotting the landscape.

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One of the first flowers to emerge after winter is chionodoxa, also called glory-of-the-snow, because it will often emerge when there is still snow on the ground. It blooms in many shades of blue, white, and pink.

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Chionodoxa are great neutralizers, and the clusters planted in many parts of the property are spreading so nicely year after year.

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Crocus blanket the ground with swaths of white, yellow, and purple, and the daffodil border is a sea of buds just moments from unfurling into many shades of yellow.

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