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Re: Crazy season

OH- one of my new majonias is blooming too!  I have to venture out and 
see if the tag is still there to find out which one it is.


And I'll take a pic too!

Pam Evans wrote:
> Just the rosemary shrubs and leatherleaf mahonia blooming now.  The camellia
> looks like it's about to start very soon.  It'll be 80 here today and back
> down in the 30's by Wednesday.  At least this front is supposed to bring
> some mositure w/ it.  We'll see.  After 22 months of empty promises, I'll
> believe in rain when I see it.
> On 12/17/06, Gene Bush <genebush@otherside.com> wrote:
>> I suppose everyone is having the crazy weather to some degree, Auralie.
>>    We had warm, wet fall that dropped directly into winter. One day it was
>> in the high 60's the next morning it was freezing and stayed that way for
>> over two weeks. Past week went back to temps in the high 50's and low to
>> high 60's .... outside putting up Christmas decorations in my shirt
>> sleeves.
>> I got very little into the garden this fall. Made an attempt at my new
>> raised bed several times, but weather or customers in the nursery .....
>> like
>> all gardeners I look forward to next year when it will work out better for
>> me and the garden.
>>    I do have cyclamen coum in bloom in the garden now. It has been in
>> bloom
>> for the past month. Snowdrops are coming into bloom.I need to check and
>> see
>> what species I transplanted, see if I can get a decent photo. I need to
>> check on my Confederate jasmine see what is going on with it.... still in
>> a
>> container and have not found a permanent place in the garden for it.
>>    Ah.. almost forgot... Chinese witch-hazel is in full bloom... anyone
>> else have blooms in the garden now?
>> Gene E. Bush
>> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
>> www.munchkinnursery.com
>> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
>> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
>> Subject: [CHAT] Crazy season
>>> Finally got my bulbs in today  - thanks to this crazy weather.  Because
>> of
>>> the
>>> fiasco with the oil tank, followed by Chet's episode in the hospital, I
>>> had
>>> not been
>>> able to find time to plant the bulbs - or place to put them.  The ground
>>> would have
>>> been frozen by now in a normal year, but we have had only one hard
>> freeze,
>>> followed
>>> by days of temperatures in the 30s-to-low 50s - not freezing, but rarely
>>> out
>>> of the 40s
>>> and drab, windy, overcast, generally nasty weather.  I find this kind of
>>> weather is
>>> terribly depressing - my seasonal affective disorder really kicks in.
>>> Anyway, today
>>> I finally got the last of the bulbs in, which wouldn't have worked in a
>>> normal year. I
>>> hope they don't suffer from the late start.
>>> But what was surprising was that everywhere I found bulbs already up.
>>> Daffodils
>>> were showing a couple of inches, and in one place tulips were several
>>> inches
>>> out
>>> of the ground. Added to that, my Confederate Jessamine (Gelsemium
>>> something-or-
>>> other) is in full bloom.  I can remember one year in the late 70s when
>>> forsythia was
>>> blooming in December, but this is crazy.
>>> Auralie
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