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By Bev Wieler

What color will prevail in this year's garden out my kitchen window


April 22, 2021


It’s April and I’ve walked through my garden checking if bushes are leafing out and watching as each day more color appears on tulips buds. Tiny grape hyacinth flowers seem a much darker purple this year and I’ve clipped a huge bunch of them to place in little glasses placed around the house.

My yard isn’t the only place spring is appearing.

Garden centers are bulging with plants and the color is eye boggling. The best laid flower garden plans are trashed the minute you step into the sea of color.

My first stop at our local garden center seemed to brain wash me. The plan...

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