Spring didn't just arrive - it transformed the surroundings seemingly overnight, announcing itself in a riot of colors. The consistent cold of this winter held back things like the double white Spirea, camellia, quince and flowering fruit trees. The forming buds didn't get fooled into opening, only to get nipped by the frost, turning them an ugly brown - as in recent years. The emerging blossoms are clean, vivid and complete. Of course, there is pollen being shed as well...the price you may for all of this spring beauty (and well worth it!).