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Re: Blooms

I'm somewhat worried about the things that really need chilling. Our
temperatures averaged 5+ during January. That is a significant

ETN Zone 7 
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Zemuly" <zemuly@comcast.net> 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Thursday, February 2, 2012 3:16:25 PM 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Blooms 

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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