Punxsutawney Phil told us we will be using our snow shovels for a few more weeks before we can pull out our garden spades. Just because we anticipate having more snow to shovel doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about spring flowers.

Here in Pennsylvania, our last frost often doesn’t come until early May. Any gardeners who germinate their own seeds know that you may still have snow on your boots as you start getting your hands dirty preparing for spring.

Joe Hallinan is the watershed specialist for the Adams County Conservation District.

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