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Re: I think it's spring
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: I think it's spring
  • From: cathy carpenter <cathycrc@comcast.net>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 19:36:33 -0700

Am in Steamboat Springs, CO. Lots of snow, and when we start home
tomorrow, we have to deal with winter storm warnings in Quincy and a
predicted 6 to 8 inches of snow!

Cathy

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 23, 2011, at 11:28 AM, BONNIE_HOLMES <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net> wrote:

> It really is looking like spring here in East Tennessee, although we did
> have some frost this morning. Daffodils, crocus, winter jasmine, and
> maple trees are blooming. Other trees and shrubs are budding. Lilies and
> iris are pushing up. Grass is greening. Of course, we also are known for
> some terrible winter storms in March so it could happen here, too.
> 
> 
> 
> I just planted a kerria given to me by a friend. We tried forcing and
> got some pretty good results, not as long lasting as forsythia.
> 
> 
> B 
> ETN Zone 7 
> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911. 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI Johnson" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> 
> To: gardenchat@hort.net 
> Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 11:15:07 AM 
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] I think it's spring 
> 
> Living in the desert has a number of disadvantages if you're a gardener 
> but I am very happy not to own a snow shovel. 
> 
> Cyndi 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On 
> Behalf Of kathy 
> Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 8:04 AM 
> To: gardenchat@hort.net 
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] I think it's spring 
> 
> Out here on the plains we are all jealous, Cyndi! Freezing rain and 
> sleet 
> predicted for today and more snow Friday. Ugh. No sign of any bulbs yet, 
> but 
> we did see our first red winged blackbird of the season. Kathy 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI 
> <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> 
> To: gardenchat <gardenchat@hort.net> 
> Sent: Tue, Feb 22, 2011 1:15 pm 
> Subject: [CHAT] I think it's spring 
> 
> 
> The plum tree is in bloom and the buds are showing a little pink on the 
> peach trees. I have two or three yellow trumpet daffodils open and some 
> of the Erlicheer daffs are starting to bloom. Most of the rest will be a 
> while yet though. 
> On Sunday's hike we saw some patches of wildflowers; desert coreopsis 
> with a few tidy-tips and California poppies. It's not much, but still a 
> cheery sight. 
> Husband helped me move a ton of compost from the bins into the veg 
> garden, at least 25 wheelbarrows full. It's been sitting there for years 
> and finally looks rotted enough to use, although there is still 
> recognizable hay pieces towards the center. But in this climate, without 
> turning it or adding water, that's okay. I rototilled the whole thing 
> the next day and have planted my peas. I wanted to push the date up 
> again this year but just couldn't get organized. In fact, we were 
> supposed to be camping in Arizona with the horses but the weather didn't 
> cooperate - we really did not want to chance getting caught in the rain 
> out there so we stayed home. It rained Saturday at our house but Sunday 
> and Monday were decent gardening weather so I got quite a lot done. 
> Next weekend I'll start my tomatoes and peppers in the greenhouse. 
> 
> Cyndi 
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