THE BRONX - Spring is here and winter has finally subsided.  

Preparations for spring are underway as Wave Hill gardeners are in the process of getting a sprawling garden in shape.

Gardeners say they got a late start this year due to a long wait for the snow to melt.  However, the layers of snow have treated the plants well by protecting and insulating the ground.

Many say they would have normally started the spring cleaning process about two to three weeks ago had not been for the heavy layers of snow.