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Re: Blooms
  • Subject: Re: Blooms
  • From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 14:16:17 -0500 (EST)

You're a bit ahead of us, Zem, but we're not far behind.
I have daffodils up several inches.  My quince has large
pink buds just a few days from opening.  This is the 
first year in the 40 that we have lived here that our pond
has not frozen totally enough for skating, and today it is
almost totally free of ice.  Hellebores are up several inches.
Last winter we had a heavy snow cover from early December
until March, and my perennial bed came through beautifully,
even the things that were marginally hardy, even though we 
had extreme cold for a good part of the winter.  This year we
have no snow cover - the ground is not even frozen.  There have
been a couple of cold spells - down into the single digits for
one or two nights - but bounced right back up.  Crazy!  I'm
sure many things will suffer.  I've tried to cover my beds with
leaves and cut Christmas tree branches, but I'm sure that has
not been enough protection from the wide temperature swings.
Oh well, at least we haven't had a big plowing bill - yet.
In a message dated 2/2/2012 2:05:18 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
zemuly@comcast.net writes:

Not only do I have daffodils blooming, the Magnolia soulangeana is ready
to burst into bloom. Bridal wreath spirea and forsythia are in full
array. One freeze and I could have a sad spring. In the meanwhile it's
at least 70 and sunny today.

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