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First signs of spring

Discussion in 'Everything Else Garden' started by bobm, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Mar 7, 2014
    bobm

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    I just came back into my house after touring the yards. The sun just peaked through the rain clouds. The 2 Black Lace Elderberries, 3 types of Crabapples, a grafted with 3 types of cherries tree, and 5 types of blueberry bushes have all opened their leaf buds. :ya
     
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  2. Mar 7, 2014
    journey11

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    It just feels like spring today! :weee

    Thanks, Bob, for the reminder!
     
  3. Mar 9, 2014
    NwMtGardener

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    OK I will grudgingly admit that I've seen some signs of spring, it MIGHT actually come this year! ;)

    Dirt visible in the garden! 1st I've seen it all winter!
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    Snowdrops blooming in their most sheltered spot by the house, awesome!!
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  4. Mar 9, 2014
    thistlebloom

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    No fair Heather! Your Snowdrops are bigger than mine! And mine are up against the house too. What gives?
     
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    TheSeedObsesser

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    You just reminded me that we have those snowdrops growing wild as an introduced species around these parts. It feels like I haven't been in the swampy-forest for years! Maybe I should head on out there tomorrow and see how they're doing. They grow in huge clumps and light the forest floor up when they're in flower!
     
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  6. Mar 11, 2014
    Carol Dee

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    NwMtGardener we had FOUR no school days this winter due to VERY COLD days, more so than the snow. Crazy. But signs of spring are finally showing up. Yesterday was almost 60 degrees! The swans are back to the pond I pass by every day on my route. Even a few brave daffodils where pushing through the melting snow on the south brick wall at the Elementary school! Now of course we are to get 1 to 3 inches of WET snow tonight. Iowa winters, Bah !!!
     
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    NwMtGardener

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    I saw several hundred tundra swans Sunday and Monday evening feeding in a field with thousands of Canada geese. I was going to go check them out with the scope, see if i could find a trumpeter swan in there today...BUT its miserable freezing fog today and cant really see more than 100 yards!! Bah.
     
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    journey11

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    Ah, the warm, fresh breeze...the sound of birds singing...the tree buds are swelling...the daylight lingers a little longer...the neighbors are all outside and yelling at their kids...it must be spring!

    My neighborhood suddenly feels a lot more crowded. Ha.
     
  9. Mar 11, 2014
    so lucky

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    We've got windows and doors open today. It's about 73 degrees and sunny. Tomorrow it is supposed to be 45 and rainy. :(
     
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    TheSeedObsesser

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    The flocks of red-winged blackbirds are finally back!

    Went for a hike today, the snowdrops don't even have their leaves yet!

    With planting time coming soon, I'm about ready to explode with excitement.
     
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