April showers bring May flowers it is said. Here in the northeast we have had such a mild winter that the May flowers are coming a little earlier than usual. Nonetheless, it’s always nice to see some color again. Every now and again there is a day that is warm enough to open some windows and invite the fresh air into the house. Out with the old, in with the new, the fresh, the turn of another season. Us gardeners feel the excitement of another growing season. We can’t wait to get going, planting, pruning, planning. Outdoor house projects are ready to be tackled. It’s like waiting for the start of a race. However, April can be fickle, and the unexpected cold snap and snow flurries cannot be ruled out. Not to worry, the days are noticeably longer and the buds are thickening. Spring is certainly here. Use April to make your plans, the warm weather will be here soon enough.