Welcome to spring in the mid Atlantic states. Last Saturday night we had a low of 21f and now the days are in the 70sf. Typical swing of temps at this time of the year. The plants which were not damaged by the late frost are blooming. This is garden life when positioned half way between Florida and Maine. We can receive cold winds from the North but the hot and humid winds from the South usually influence our climate. The Appalachian Mountains block cold winds from the West and the Gulf Stream which brings warm water from the Caribbean along the coast produces our mild winters. This is why we can grow some tropicals especially along the coast and the string of islands which run north to south known as the Outerbanks.