Despite the winter storm which descended on the East Coast, spring is on the way.
Wherever you live, there are a lot of ways to welcome spring. Here are 10 ideas to help you say hello.
Welcome spring with a flag in your yard or on your house. Accents Flags and Gifts is the place to go for all of your flag and home decor needs in Central Virginia.
Visit a public garden. In Central Virginia, there are plenty of choices and you'll find them all on the Discover Lynchburg website. You can pick up a Central Virginia Public Garden brochure at many tourist locations in Virginia.
Attend a St. Patrick's Day parade. In big cities and small towns across America, crowds will turn out to enjoy the wearing of the green.
Start seeds now so your bedding flowers will be ready to put out after danger of frost. Seeds should be started inside about six weeks before the last frost date in your location.
Decorate an Easter egg tree with plastic eggs. You don't have to have kids or grandkids to enjoy seeing the pastel eggs hanging from your tree. This is especially pretty in a dogwood or other spring flowering tree.
Turn your clocks forward an hour before you go to bed on March 9 to welcome Daylight Savings Time, which officially arrives at 2 a.m. on March 10. Enjoy the extra hour of day time.
Do some spring cleaning in your garden so you'll be ready to plant your summer flowers. Rake any leftover leaves and pull up any weeds. Don't cut back anything that will bloom in the spring or summer yet. Instead, wait until after blooming to prune.
Add outdoor exercise to your routine. Take up cycling or running or just take long walks at a local park or walking trail. Being outdoors improves your mood and exercise improves your health. That's a double win for you.
Plant a spring blooming tree or shrub in your yard. Dogwood, cherry and pear trees offer beautiful spring blossoms. Forsythia and azalea add bright colors to your yard.
Update your wardrobe. You don't need to buy all new clothes to welcome spring. A few new items or accessories can brighten up your spring.
That's 10 great ways to welcome spring. For a spring bonus, plan a spring getaway. Spring break isn't just for kids. Washington, D.C. is beautiful in the spring. East Coast beaches are also great spring destinations.
Spring is the favorite season of the year for many people. The cold days of winter are a memory and summer stretches ahead. What will you do to welcome spring?