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Re: Blooms
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Blooms
  • From: Catharine Carpenter <cathycrc@comcast.net>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 17:41:40 -0600

My issue with the temperature is that we will not have the overwintering insect kill that we should have, which means that gardeners and especially our farmers will have to deal with more insect depredation during the upcoming growing season.
Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Feb 2, 2012, at 2:16 PM, Zemuly wrote:

My hellebores have been blooming for weeks. Like you and your plowing
bill, I'm grateful my gas bill hasn't been through the roof. Our garden
center looks great with a new shipment of evergreens.


Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 2, 2012, at 1:16 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

You're a bit ahead of us, Zem, but we're not far behind.
I have daffodils up several inches.  My quince has large
pink buds just a few days from opening.  This is the
first year in the 40 that we have lived here that our pond
has not frozen totally enough for skating, and today it is
almost totally free of ice.  Hellebores are up several inches.

Last winter we had a heavy snow cover from early December
until March, and my perennial bed came through beautifully,
even the things that were marginally hardy, even though we
had extreme cold for a good part of the winter.  This year we
have no snow cover - the ground is not even frozen.  There have
been a couple of cold spells - down into the single digits for
one or two nights - but bounced right back up.  Crazy!  I'm
sure many things will suffer.  I've tried to cover my beds with
leaves and cut Christmas tree branches, but I'm sure that has
not been enough protection from the wide temperature swings.

Oh well, at least we haven't had a big plowing bill - yet.
Auralie

In a message dated 2/2/2012 2:05:18 PM Eastern Standard Time,
zemuly@comcast.net writes:

Not only do I have daffodils blooming, the Magnolia soulangeana is ready
to burst into bloom. Bridal wreath spirea and forsythia are in full
array. One freeze and I could have a sad spring. In the meanwhile it's
at least 70 and sunny today.


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