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Reading This Week: Looking for Growth

I noticed today that the leaves are beginning to bud on the rose bushes. There is an old adage that roses should be pruned when the lilac leaves are the size of a mouse's ears. Since I don't often have a mouse to compare with the leaves it can be a bit of a guessing game.

It feels a bit late this year but we have seen below average temperatures for several weeks. It seems like winter's grip may never loosen but before long I'll be weeding the overgrowth pictured from a couple summers ago.

Here are several articles I have found helpful or encouraging this week. Happy reading!

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