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Re: Crazy season

I agree, my forsythia has already bloomed and finished. I have roses with new buds, and lots of new growth on most plants- and to top it off. It was 29 this morning. So, that should likely kill something or another. Think it's time to finally cut down the banana tree today.


Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
Finally got my bulbs in today - thanks to this crazy weather. Because of the fiasco with the oil tank, followed by Chet's episode in the hospital, I had not been able to find time to plant the bulbs - or place to put them. The ground would have been frozen by now in a normal year, but we have had only one hard freeze, followed by days of temperatures in the 30s-to-low 50s - not freezing, but rarely out of the 40s and drab, windy, overcast, generally nasty weather. I find this kind of weather is terribly depressing - my seasonal affective disorder really kicks in. Anyway, today I finally got the last of the bulbs in, which wouldn't have worked in a normal year. I
hope they don't suffer from the late start.
But what was surprising was that everywhere I found bulbs already up. Daffodils were showing a couple of inches, and in one place tulips were several inches out of the ground. Added to that, my Confederate Jessamine (Gelsemium something-or- other) is in full bloom. I can remember one year in the late 70s when forsythia was
blooming in December, but this is crazy.

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