Zionsville Times Sentinel
---- — In spite of the recent snow and cold weather, spring meekly popped her head in last week on a pleasant day. I took advantage of the sun and did some garden cleanup. It's hard to believe that, in spite of the record cold this winter, there is a lot of green poking up around the yard. Daffodils and iris are up several inches with snowdrops and crocus in bloom. Perennial herbs like chives, garlic and oregano are sporting some color as well. Although the grass hasn’t yet signaled it’s ready for greening up, the ground is already thawed and warming up. I’m sure it won’t be long before the grass, clover and violets are brightening up my lawn. Even though my lawn is slow to awaken, the chemical companies are already hawking their killer products. Scotts is busy with ads and flyers promoting their four-step lawn “care” program. I use quotes on care, because it’s not a care program; it’s more like search and destroy. See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.