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So it was that late this spring, around the time of

So enjoy the 2017 spring equinox on March 20 – an event that happens on our dome – and a seasonal marker in Earth’s orbit around the sun!But, since Earth never stops moving around the sun, these days of equal sunlight and night will change quickly.

I like hellebores with a short stem or pedicel at the base of the flower, which causes the flower to face outward rather than down. If the flower dangles, I am not put off. I enjoy turning up their faces—participating with the plants, if you on the links below for photos and cultural requirements of these outstanding hellebores:

Zone 6A – I have a backyard that was nothing but tall, thick-stem weeds. We burned everything last fall but a lot of the seeds remained. (Seeds are pinhead size with “legs” that grasp our dogs coat as they walk in the back yard.) What can I do this spring to ensure the weeds don’t come back and also plant sod this spring???? Thanks for your help.

Growing plants that are indigenous to your area is a great way to both attract and help the hummingbirds you love. Native plants provide shelter and food, including a healthy environment for insects, part of the hummingbird diet important during breeding season. Get a list of native plants customized for your area by visiting our . Tell Congress to oppose these cuts, and instead fully support the conservation programs needed to protect birds and the places they need.

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