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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)

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Sleeping plants fend off cold the best
Frost biting at new stems weakens a plant, and could even kill it

Each warm spell makes the next cold spell feel that much more frigid to me and — more importantly — to my trees and shrubs.

By Associated Press March 14, 2019