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Rhubarb shows its colors

Photo/Illustration: Ruth Dobsevage

New England winters can be full of snowy sparkle, but oftentimes they’re drab. After months of monochromatic tones, spring bursts of color can be almost shocking. Is there anything more garish than the screaming red, yellow, and green of a rhubarb plant as it breaks dormancy?

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  1. birdwhisperer 04/07/2010

    You are so right rhubarb is beautiful to see in the spring. I moved and did not bring a root, can I buy and plant now and get fruit this year?

  2. Ruth 04/08/2010

    I would think you could but stalks sparingly in a couple of months, depending on how the plant looks. It it grows robustly, yes, cut a little; if not, leave it along for a full season.

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