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Re: A taste of spring

Definitely. Not as advanced as yours but there. Light frost this a.m.
but temps going up to 60F. I trimmed back old annuals and perennials
along my brick walk, noted various buds swelling, and a few daffodils
beginning to push up green. I hope it doesn't stay too way as I fear
we'll have more winter weather in February and March.

ETN Zone 7 
Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net> 
To: "gardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net> 
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2011 7:43:26 PM 
Subject: [CHAT] A taste of spring 

Today was one of those rare days that makes me think that spring might 
actually get here. It was 71 in the city, 69 in my garden. It was so nice not 
to have to wear a jacket and gloves. I even tossed the extra shirt by noon. It 
was a bit chill in the AM, with frost, but it warmed quickly. 

The first Crocus is blooming, and the first of the daffs, probably "February 
Gold' are ready to pop. There must be 300 blooms on the Wintersweet. I wish I 
could bottle up the fragrance and send it to you. 

The birds think it's spring, too. The winter warriors are back in the woods. 
Among the feeder birds, most are showing up in pairs. A pair of Robins has 
been eagerly examining every bit of lawn to catch the early worm. The Mourning 
Doves are who-who-who-whooing and House Finches are so proudly singing love 
songs that they blot out the traffic noise. 

Are there any signs of spring in your neighborhood? 



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