“Whether the weather is good … or whether the weather is bad, we’ll weather the weather no matter the weather whether the weather is good or bad.” Atlanta – February 20th 90º, Boston – February 20th 60º Eek! Remember last year – the entire peach crop was lost from New England to New Jersey. My fingers are crossed that this year we don’t lose it along the whole eastern part of the country. The good news is we have a good snow cover to slow down spring. Trees & shrubs react with warm temps sending out buds and leaves only to be damaged by late frosts, which in New England may occur until mid May. We can only hope for a slow melt to help our ground water levels, too. Starting next month I am watching weather from Virginia to Oregon, Minnesota and Connecticut. My fruit trees arrived first, last year we laid them down and covered them five times due to hard late frosts. Every year we try to look in a crystal ball to estimate when the conifers and Japanese maples won’t get nipped after a long ride from the temperate northwest. I am thinking that May might be safest month for that delivery this year.