This winter will be long remembered for its cold, snow and duration. The combination of these extreme conditions was particularly hard on established plants that in past years have taken winter in stride. Adding to the challenge, assessing weather damage to garden plants has been delayed even longer because of the persistent cooler temperatures. The good news is that regardless of this week’s weather forecast, spring has finally arrived! It’s a good time to get gardening and we’ve compiled some tips that are especially relevant after our harsh winter and cooler than normal spring.