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Re: anybody planting out there?

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  • Subject: Re: anybody planting out there?
  • From: "Vera Metzke" <vmetzke@gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2007 13:18:44 -0600
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Beautiful day out today - sun shining, 54 degrees.  Walked around the yard a
bit to see the daffs trying to emerge, pussy willow starting to bud, and
various other early bulbs trying to break ground!  Could it be real - spring
is here - or just teasing before another storm???

Midwest weather never predictable!

On 3/10/07, Bonnie Holmes <holmesbm@usit.net> wrote:
> What a contrast!  We are having another very early spring.  When we first
> moved to East Tennessee, we used to have four distinct seasons and I miss
> them.  The daffodils have been blooming for three weeks, the willows are
> leafing out, vinca is blooming, candytuff has started, daylilies are
> poking
> up...I can hardly catch up.  In addition, we are over one winter month's
> shortfall in rain...it is so dry that I am having to water constantly to
> keep things alive.  This is very unusual for ETN, which normally gets
> around 12 inches of precipitation during early winter.  Forecast for today
> is that we MAY have a sprinkle.
> Bonnie Zone 7/7 ETN
> Remember:  The River Raisin, The Alamo, The Maine, Pearl Harbor, 9/11
> > [Original Message]
> > From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 3/9/2007 4:56:46 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] anybody planting out there?
> >
> > Are you kidding?  After the cold we have been having I don't know
> > when we will ever be able to plant.  We can't even get down to the
> > garden.  The hillside and steps are still a sheet of ice from the ice
> > storm two weeks ago.  The temperature is above freezing - 33.7
> > degrees - for the first time in a week.  Temperatures have been in
> > the teens and single digits every night, and not out of the low 20s
> > in the daytime.  What this has done to the daffs and flowering
> > shrubs that were ready to pop in January, I hate to think.  We have
> > always planned on planting peas on St. Patrick's day or the nearest
> > weekend - can't see doing that this year for the first time in the
> > 37 years we've been here.  Some global warming!
> > Auralie
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