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Re: Re: Spring
gardenchat@hort.net

I wasn't ready for spring until things started blooming out. Now, I'm ready to plant more and more. 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Zemuly" <zemuly@comcast.net> 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2014 11:11:40 AM 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Spring 

It's so good hearing from everybody. I, too, am sick of being cold this 
year. I am slowly getting my beds ready and an delighting at what is 
coming up. It's skyway a thrill to see what has survived, especially 
this past winter. Auralie, it is a pleasure to hear from you. 


Sent from my iPhone 

> On Mar 29, 2014, at 9:51 AM, aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote: 
> 
> I'm concerned to see that bamboos all around are looking dead. This is not 
> usually the case. Of course, I would be happy enough if my neighbor's wall 
> of big, invasive bamboos that have choked out the shrubs at the bottom of 
> my garden would succumb, but I have a very nice clumping one that grows 
> about six feet high, and in the past 40 years has not spread to more than 
> a six-foot clump. Is the dead look a result of the see-saw weather this 
> year? 
> We have had extreme cold in past years, but this year we have had so 
> many ups and downs. I hope some of the bamboos recover. 
> 
> 
> I wish I could send a picture of the parade of 21 turkeys through my garden 
> one day this week. We frequently have a flock of 11 or 12 that parade 
> through 
> the driveway, but this was really a sight. There were a couple of really 
> grand 
> toms, each leading his harem. 
> 
> 
> Auralie 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message----- 
> From: Catharine Carpenter <cathycrc@comcast.net> 
> To: gardenchat <gardenchat@hort.net> 
> Sent: Sat, Mar 29, 2014 8:40 am 
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Spring 
> 
> 
> Hope I can get some spinach seeds in this weekend, if the garden dries 
> just a bit. Started bell pepper and "Numex Suave" a milder habanero, 
> plus hyacinth bean and Rudbeckia hirta inside yesterday. 
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b 
> 
>> On Mar 28, 2014, at 3:58 PM, Melody Hobert-Mellecker wrote: 
>> 
>> Not much happening here in Iowa...Auralie is right, it has been a 
>> long, 
>> long winter. We are finally rid of the snow cover and had a generous 
>> amount 
>> of much needed rain yesterday. Its supposed to get into the 60's this 
>> weekend so I am hoping for some sunshine and time in the gardens. 
>> There is 
>> so much to be done with clean-up...seems like I didn't get much done 
>> this 
>> past fall...too cold too early! 
>> 
>> 
>>> On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 3:44 PM, <aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote: 
>>> 
>>> All of you guys are making me really jealous. Although the 
>>> temperature 
>>> is 
>>> above 
>>> freezing today - 42 degrees and raining - we still have piles of 
>>> snow. 
>>> Most 
>>> of the 
>>> yard is clear, but the ground is still frozen, and the fenced 
>>> vegetable 
>>> garden 
>>> is still 
>>> totally snow-covered. 
>>> I do have a clump of snowdrops blooming at the foot of the big 
>>> boulder 
>>> beside the 
>>> driveway. One clump of Hellebore that has lost its snow cover is 
>>> showing 
>>> buds 
>>> up 
>>> about 2 inches. The others have not yet emerged. Some early 
>>> daffodils - I 
>>> think 
>>> I planted 'February Gold' there - are up a few inches, but most 
>>> have not 
>>> come 
>>> up yet. 
>>> There is much that needs to be done. I didn't get much fall clean- 
>>> up 
>>> done 
>>> last 
>>> year, thanks in part to weather and in part to my struggle with 
>>> returning 
>>> Lyme 
>>> disease. 
>>> I have not even been able to get down to the vegetable garden so 
>>> far this 
>>> spring - 
>>> the steep sloping yard was so icy I didn't dare even try - my 85- 
>>> year-old 
>>> bones are 
>>> too fragile to risk it. I'm hoping next week will bring some nice 
>>> weather, 
>>> though the 
>>> forecasts so far are for rain. It's been a long, long winter, and 
>>> I'm more 
>>> than ready 
>>> for a change. 
>>> Auralie 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Spring is here north of Atlanta, even though we went down to 26 
>>> yesterday 
>>> morning. My serviceberry is about halfway finished, the daffs are 
>>> done 
>>> except for 2 late bloomers. Grape and wood Hyacinths are in full 
>>> bloom, the 
>>> neighbor's Bradford pears are almost finished with their 
>>> stinkiness, Hostas 
>>> have their noses in the air and most of my daylilies and Iris are 
>>> 8" tall 
>>> or 
>>> so. Miraculously, the cold yesterday didn't turn the neighbor's 
>>> Japanese 
>>> Magnolia to brown Kleenex nor does it seem to have hurt the cherry 
>>> trees. 
>>> I don't know how well some of my blueberries will fare. Some of 
>>> them were 
>>> in 
>>> full bloom and they looked pretty sad yesterday. 
>>> 
>>> daryl 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message----- 
>>> From: Daryl <dp2413@comcast.net> 
>>> To: gardenchat <gardenchat@hort.net> 
>>> Sent: Thu, Mar 27, 2014 7:50 am 
>>> Subject: [CHAT] Re: Spring was Request 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Spring is here north of Atlanta, even though we went down to 26 
>>> yesterday 
>>> morning. My serviceberry is about halfway finished, the daffs are 
>>> done 
>>> except for 2 late bloomers. Grape and wood Hyacinths are in full 
>>> bloom, the 
>>> neighbor's Bradford pears are almost finished with their 
>>> stinkiness, Hostas 
>>> have their noses in the air and most of my daylilies and Iris are 
>>> 8" tall 
>>> or 
>>> so. Miraculously, the cold yesterday didn't turn the neighbor's 
>>> Japanese 
>>> Magnolia to brown Kleenex nor does it seem to have hurt the cherry 
>>> trees. 
>>> I don't know how well some of my blueberries will fare. Some of 
>>> them were 
>>> in 
>>> full bloom and they looked pretty sad yesterday. 
>>> 
>>> daryl 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Please click to feed the animals: 
>>> http://www.freekibble.com 
>>> http://www.freekibblekat.com 
>>> www.theanimalrescuesite.com 
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