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March (to war): Garden Bloggers' Muse Day

It's March 1st, a very important day in the gardener's year here in Chicagoland. March 1st marks the start of Meteorological Spring. Although there probably will be more snow and cold, winter is over (finally). The name "March" comes from the Roman deity Mars, the god of war. It is quite fitting that March is named in honor of him, as March represents the last battle of winter and spring, with spring (hopefully) victorious at the end. The uncertainty of the outcome of this war in March is reflected in the old saying about March: in like a lion, out like a lamb; in like a lamb, out like a lion. The funny thing is, this old maxim is often accurate. I certainly hope it is, as it is only 13F out there right now. But the days are getting longer, and the sun is getting stronger. Who knows, in a couple of weeks I could be wearing shorts.
use google to visit Carolyn Gail, the hostess of Muse Day, at Sweet Home & Garden Chicago.