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Many of us tire quickly of winter weather with it’s dark, cold days—we long for the first signs of spring to remind us that better things are ahead. If you didn’t plant spring-blooming bulbs last fall, here’s a list of the earliest spring flowers. Keep this list and get a head start for next year. Even before the crocus and daffodil you will see snowdrops, winter aconite and glory of the snow poking their heads up through the earth. Or bring a touch of spring indoors by forcing a shrub or tree branch to bloom. Almond, cherry, dogwood and more will flower gracefully in your nice, warm home. If all else fails go to your local nursery and buy some early spring blooms. Keep some inside for color and put the others out after frost season. Spring splashes of color do the heart good.