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Signs of Spring Despite Wintry Weather

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 EDEN, Md. - The calendar reads March 20, the first day of spring. The thermometer, and in some cases morning snow showers, suggested otherwise. Despite the not-so-festive weather, there are signs of spring on Delmarva.

From Laurel, Delaware to Cambridge, Maryland a light blanket of snow covered the grass early Friday morning.

"I figured the first day of spring would be nice, sunny, maybe a little cool but not snowing," said Traci Wingate of Cambridge. "I'm ready for summer."

Snow later turned to rain, but a dreary 38 degrees left swings empty at the Salisbury Park, and slides waiting for a ray of sunshine. 

As long as you're not a snowman, there's a cure for the wintertime blues on the first day of spring. "How Sweet it Is" in Eden, Maryland has 13 greenhouses sitting at a comfy 65 degrees. 

"This time of year, it's a lot of fun because we're unloading tractor trailer after tractor trailer everyday trying to do our best to fill them all up with color for spring," said Brent Malone, co-owner of "How Sweet It Is."

Malone says about five tractor trailers a day come through, delivering plants. 

"We're getting perennials right now because they're cold hearty and people can get them outside. Cold hearty vegetable and herb plants are also starting," said Malone. 

By mother's day, it should be time for the annuals, according to Malone. 

In Salisbury, people braved the rain to stand in line for a first day of spring treat. 

"It could be ten feet of snow and I decided I was getting my free Ritas icee," said Jay Winik of Millsboro. "I missed it last year and I wasn't going to miss it again."

Winik remains optimistic that it will finally start to feel like spring in about another month or so.



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