March 14, 2019
This photo shows peach buds in New Paltz, N.Y. Swelling buds indicate that peach trees are stirring this time of year, a time when these and other flowering and fruiting trees are best kept asleep as long as possible. (Lee Reich via AP)
Each warm spell makes the next cold spell feel that much more frigid to me and — more importantly — to my trees and shrubs.