As we near the official start to Summer, horticulturists and gardeners are reflecting on the spring growing season. A mild winter, fluctuating spring temperatures and a lack of rain continue to wreak havoc on gardens across the Riverbend.

Master Gardener Bill Eaton says that while you can't control the climate, there are things you do before you plant to make sure you get the results you want.

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He also says that those are two pieces of information will allow you to pinpoint exactly what type of flowers or vegetables fit the type of soil you have.

If you have any concerns or questions about your garden you can call the Madison County Horticulture Helpline at 650-7050.

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