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A promise of spring

Post  JimLewis on Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:37 pm

For those of us laboring under what seems to be perpetual ice and snow, here is a sign that spring cannot be too far away.

I've brought this little (8 inches, lengthwise) flowering quince windswept inside to force its blooms since I need some brightening up in this very gray winter. It isn't blooming yet, but I'll keep us posted. And yes, it needs a nicer pot.



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Post  Todd Ellis on Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:43 pm

Look at those buds!!!! Hope to see it in bloom!
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Post  EdMerc on Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:39 am

Here in Central Florida we are starting to have some movement as well.
This is one of my recently potted crape myrtles popping with new growth.



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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:13 am

Those buds confirm my own scientific findings. After considerable study I have determined that Puxatawny Phil was wrong, we will have an early spring. Every winter the heater in my Suburban gets stuck on AIR CONDITIONING... Right about the time I think I will start needing that air conditioning...my HEATER turns on. The morning of Groundhog Day, my heat came on! A sure sign that warm weather is upon us! Very Happy

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:24 pm

I hope so, Jay. I'm thoroughly sick and tired of winter.

Another hopeful sign this morning: There were about 200 northward-bound robins in my yard and gorging themselves on Pyracantha berries. Hope they don't get so drunk on fermented berries they can't find their way back to your neighborhood. tongue

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Post  Paul Landis on Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:56 pm

A slur on Puxatawny Phil indeed!! Them's fightin words!! May you get a thousand fleas in your sporran....

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Post  JimLewis on Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:09 am

Moving . . . to "banter." We've left bonsai behind. Surprised

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:24 am

Paul Landis wrote:A slur on Puxatawny Phil indeed!! Them's fightin words!! May you get a thousand fleas in your sporran....

Outstanding, So what you're telling me is there will be a drastic reduction in the flea population!

You heard PETA wants to replace Phil with a ROBOT!

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Post  fiona on Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:37 am

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