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RE: Spring...
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: RE: Spring...
  • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 15:52:01 -0700

I don't know the answer but it sounds very pretty! At least you have
this nice bright spot amongst all the damage. 

Cyndi  

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 3:25 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] Spring...

Well, it's yoyo weather again.  After all the storms and damage, the
last two days are beautifully sunny and in the low 60s. The snow and
ice pack on the back slope are finally gone.  We have had two crews
who cut and hauled away a mammoth amount of broken limbs.  We
are finally able to see just how bad theh damage is.  Actually, ours
is bad but when we drove down-county yesterday we could see much
worse.  Whole swaths looked as if a tornado had been through.  Many
roads were still closed - the thirty-mile trip took us nearly two hours
because of all the delays and detours.
 
On the bright side.  Now that the snow is gone, my back slope is
covered with dozens of purple crocus.  I may have planted a few in
a bed many years ago, but never this drift all down the hill. Add to
that, they are growing in places upstream of the bed where I might
have planted some - up behind some boulders and across the
woodland path.  I know bulbs like daffodils will naturalize, but never
heard of crocus doing it. Chet and I have been arguing about how it
happens. He thinks they just reseed.  I say there is no way reseeding
could account for some of the odd places they are growing.  I know
bulbs divide, and my guess is that critters - most likely the chipmunks
that abound in the area, but also possibly squirrels - have carried them
from one place to another but decided they were not tasty to eat.
Any of you know the answer?
 
Auralie

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