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Re: Spring in Texas

You will indeed Auralie!  Won't all that snow help the drought situation once it melts??

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 19 Mar 2003 20:43:20 EST

>In a message dated 03/19/2003 6:50:45 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
>gardenqueen@gbronline.com writes:
>> Well, the trees are finally starting to leaf out! Redbud looks great -
>> roses are really getting after it too. More bluebonnets every day,
>> spring bulbs in blue, purple, yellow and white. Mints and lemon balms
>> coming back. French lavenders blooming now and the rosemary shrubs too.
>> Winter and regular honeysuckle blooming. Cannas and lemon verbena waking
>> up too. Those of you waiting for cannas - if the weather cooperates (no
>> more rain) this week, you should have boxes of goodies headed your way
>> next week. Woo hoo! Even my mahonia (not the new one) is blooming. Bad
>> news? Little blasted gnats everywhere and killed my first mosquito of
>> the year - vultures. Wish you could all be here (especially y'all up
>> North) to see it for yourself and stroll! If gardening isn't proof of a
>> benevolent Deity, I don't know what is!!
>Sounds so marvelous, Pam.  I was finally able to reach some branches last 
>weekend and brought in forsythia and quince to force.  Now I have a jug of 
>forsythia branches just beginning to turn yellow.  The quince branches have 
>cute little round green knobs about the size of peas.  I don't think there 
>are any flower buds there, but at least the green will be welcome.  We still 
>have a lot of snow cover, even after four days of thaw.  It's supposed to 
>rain tomorrow, but since the ground is still frozen, it won't help our 
>drought situation too much - just run off instead of soaking in.  Enjoy your 
>spring - we'll finally get some someday maybe.   Auralie
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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