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Re: Blooms
  • Subject: Re: Blooms
  • From: Zemuly <zemuly@comcast.net>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 14:16:25 -0600

My hellebores have been blooming for weeks. Like you and your plowing
bill, I'm grateful my gas bill hasn't been through the roof. Our garden
center looks great with a new shipment of evergreens.

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 2, 2012, at 1:16 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

> 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.
> Auralie
> 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.
> Sent from my iPhone
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