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It's Our Turn: Looooong winter plants fruitful frustration for gardeners like me

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If you think it's been a loooooong winter, try being a gardener.

With snowflakes falling well into April, it's hard to believe spring will ever arrive and this latest blast of snow on Thursday is just insulting.


Actually, it's painful.

I need to get into my gardens to heal this aching urge. Seriously.

My green thumb is fading back to a dull pale pink. Gak!

My new patio set is hiding under a big, ugly blue tarp with a snow shovel holding it down. Sigh...

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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