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The planter's dilemma
Times photo: Anthony Wahl Linda Ahrens, owner of Ahrens Acres just west of Brodhead, waters rows of geraniums inside a greenhouse Sunday morning. Despite the early growth and not opening until April 1, Ahrens finds the quick start to the season manageable. The temperatures have even helped her to save money in propane costs to keep the greenhouses warm.
MONROE - It's not just recent warm temperatures making the trees and flowers pop early this spring - it's the day-after-day-after-day duration of warm temperatures.