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Re: Harbinger


my daffodils came up about a month early this year and the goldfinches are
starting to "yellow up" which they normally don't do until the end of
March.  I'd like to think we're done w/ freezes for the season, but I know
better.  Muscari are up early too this year.  Weird.

On 2/21/09, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
>
> Kathy, the most striking thing about a filbert/hazelnut orchard is its
> winter silhouette--a forest of large contorted trees, not quite as contorted
> as their relatives [Harry Lauder's walking sticks] but almost. A local
> nursery--I can't remember which one--recently announced that it had
> developed a dwarf filbert for home gardens that was every bit as contorted
> as the walking sticks.
>
>
> On Feb 21, 2009, at 7:55 AM, Cornergar@aol.com wrote:
>
> You all are making me long for some sign of spring! Today we woke up to
>>  snow
>> on the ground and ice on the pond again. And we have not seen the first
>> robin yet. I can't blame them for not showing up! Jim, I so enjoy your
>> observations on the world. Don't think I've ever seen a filbert orchard.
>> Enjoy  your
>> sunny days. Kathy
>>
>>
>> In a message dated 2/21/2009 9:23:39 A.M. Central Standard Time,
>> holmesbm@usit.net writes:
>>
>> My gauge  for spring is when the willows start leafing out...started last
>> week.   Daffodils are blooming...I remember when they didn't do that
>>  until
>> March.
>>
>>
>> [Original Message]
>>> From: james singer  <inlandjim1@q.com>
>>> To: Garden Chat  <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>> Date: 2/20/2009 9:11:20 PM
>>> Subject: [CHAT] Harbinger
>>>
>>> Had to go to south Salem today so  used that as an excuse to wander
>>> home on the back roads.  Beautiful day, sunny, high near 60. All the
>>> filbert orchards,  of which there are many, are in full catkin. It must
>>> be  spring.
>>>
>>>
>>> Inland Jim
>>> Willamette Valley
>>> 44.99 N 123.04 W
>>> Elevation 148'
>>> 39.9" Precipitation
>>> Hardiness Zone 8/9
>>> Heat Zone 5
>>> Sunset Zone 6
>>> Minimum 0  F [-15 C]
>>> Maximum 102 F [39 C]
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> Inland Jim
> Willamette Valley
> 44.99 N 123.04 W
> Elevation 148'
> 39.9" Precipitation
> Hardiness Zone 8/9
> Heat Zone 5
> Sunset Zone 6
> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
> Maximum 102 F [39 C]
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
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