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Re: HYB general view of the garden
  • Subject: Re: HYB general view of the garden
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@cox.net>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 17:06:19 -0500


Just got back from relocating another squirrel  --  one every 2 or 3 days for the last 3 weeks.  Theyâve replaced crickets as my gardensâ worst pest.
Iâve been watching for our local eagles.  They should be nesting by now.  Iâm seeing the birds, but not the nesting activity, so, who knows?
Crocuses are blooming.  So is my flowering apricot  --  playing tag with intermittent freezes, but so far no blossom kill.  The irises seem to be greening up more slowly this year.  It was a much colder winter than usual here.
Griffin's Den
Zone 7 along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon, in Virginia
From: Pat
Sent: Saturday, March 05, 2011 11:31 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB general view of the garden

Hi LoÃc;
You are reminding me that I have to go around and replant a few that the squirrels dug up over winter. )-;  Looks like you are going to have a great display this year.
We have had it turn around and snow on our crocii recently so how safe the plants are at present is anyone's guess.
Here we had some new growth on plants like clematis, hydrangeas, etc., and then a sudden cold snap that has killed the shoots so we are definitely looking forward to seeing what has survived here.  We *have*  been assuming that spring is close based upon the activity with all the eagle webcams http://www.hancockwildlife.org/index.php?topic=cam-sites  I gather one of the nests has an egg as of two days ago, so presume we can't turn back to winter now.
Believe it or not, after 3 months of non-stop freeze, the irises are still alive and almost kicking :
Except the seeds that are still sound asleep in their pots, everything is starting to grow!
Is that what is called Spring, at last?

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