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First Spring Flowers

Spring scene

When March begins, the speedwells and dead nettle and bittercress start to bloom in the yard.  Then come the first tree flowers --- elm and maple twigs with little blooms you would hardly notice unless you were looking for them.  But for me, spring isn't really here until the first early spring ephemerals pop up in the woods.  Monday was the day!  I found a grand total of two hepaticas, each semi-closed in the rain, but I know that by next week at this time the woods will be brimming with life!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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