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Re: Blooms
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Blooms
  • From: Zemuly <zemuly@comcast.net>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 19:35:16 -0600

Wow, Jim, I hadn't thought about that. However, I 'm sure Monsanto will
investigate the possibility of genetically modifying everything to
require shorter days.


Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 2, 2012, at 6:09 PM, James Singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:

> One issue that I haven't seen mentioned anywhere is most worrisome to me. That
> is as the heat zones trek northward, the photoperiodism doesn't... so plants
> that depend on a certain day length to emerge, may emerge to get fried.
> 
> 
> There are 40 million poor persons in the United States. Why?
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Feb 2, 2012, at 3:58 PM, BONNIE_HOLMES wrote:
> 
>> Yes, I saw fleas on my dogs in Jan even with Frontline.
>> 
>> 
>> B
>> ETN Zone 7
>> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911.
>> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Catharine Carpenter" <cathycrc@comcast.net>
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Sent: Thursday, February 2, 2012 6:41:40 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Blooms
>> 
>> 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.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
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  • References:
    • Re: Blooms
      • From: BONNIE_HOLMES <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net>
    • Re: Blooms
      • From: James Singer <inlandjim1@q.com>

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