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Re: Spring

My witch hazels were blooming and the cold temps bit them back. I need
to get out and look to see if some buds/flowering survived. Helleborus
came through fine.

ETN Zone 7 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com> 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2010 4:33:27 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring 

> It may be a harbinger: Flower buds on the apricot tree are beginning 
> to break; flower buds on the cherry trees are swelling up. Weather's 
> still crappy, though; overcast, drizzly, persistently chilly. 

Hi Jim, 

I hope you're right! I'm getting antsy... :) 

Here in East Central Illinois we had snowdrops open about a week ago 
and my 'Christmas Cheer' witch hazel is about six weeks too late, but 
just starting to flower as well. 

The local nursery had potted Helleborus niger in full bloom out back, 
but with $20 price tags. I'm not that desperate yet, and I know that 
mine will open eventually. :D 

We're expecting some cold to come through here in the next week or so, 
so my wife and I have been busily planning an early April trip to 
New Orleans to compensate. We'll get our warm weather one way or another! 


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