We had our onion snow today in Pittsburgh.

My family has always used the term “onion snow”. In fact, we know that winter is not over until we have a light snow in April. My great-grandparents came from Ireland and Germany. They first lived in Central PA, so maybe that is why I know of the expression. My great-grandfather was a tree surgeon and actually worked for the Frick’s in Pittsburgh. So I have grown up in a gardening family. Never heard of “sapling bender” – I will use it now though. The simple things in life are the best.

I found interesting the comment regarding frost changing directions on March 3 – never thought of that way, but it is true.

Another thing that seems to happen every year is that we will be cutting the grass by April 15th. Dont know what that’s called…

I can tell you that I can’t wait to plant – onion snow or no onion snow!