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Is spring somewhere over the horizon?

Post  JimLewis on Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:31 pm

Can I hope winter (at least the very cold part of winter) is over? The next 10 days are forecast to be in the upper 50s and low 60s (F), and sunny. Many of my plants are hoping, too, and have started their buds a swelling. By then our regional statistical probability for real cold weather is quite low.

Nights will be coldish (upper 20s F), but I've moved all deciduous trees back out onto the tables (except for 3-4 tender plants) -- a move that is usually guaranteed to have me hurrying some of them back into protection for a day or two sometime in the near future; but hope springs eternal.

Oddly, there still is some unmelted snow in the shady spots near the house on the north side and the back pasture. That should vanish today.

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Post  Paul Landis on Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:59 am

Hope springs eternal...........here in Eastern Pa I still have snow cover on just about everything. Tonights forecasted low is 16F. We have had a brutal winter here. We had a low of 4F just a few days ago and I'm in an semi-urban location. Most winters it is rare for us to go below 10F all winter long but I estimate we have had at least 20-30 nights in single digits. We are supposed to have a few 50-60F days later this week--but I know we are not done with the snow yet. We usually get one good honker in March. I'm about 1 month from anything going out on the benches!!!!

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Post  JimLewis on Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:41 pm

Since I wrote the first one, we've had temps in the 70s (F). Today it will be cloudy and in the low 60s. It got down just under freezing last night, so I left everything out. I've repotted half a dozen trees. No more freezes in sight for the next 10 days according to Those Who Know (or claim to).

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Post  fiona on Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:34 pm

Spring.

Spring?

Spring!

Nope. Not registering.

Remind me what that is, please.

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Post  Storm on Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:57 pm

I had some slight hope for spring too. It was sunny, the snow was melting outside.
Now its been snowing like crazy for 2 days, and much more to come..

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Post  Guest on Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:15 pm

I am thinking about removing `spring´ from Wikipedia. It doesn't seem to be there any more... Shocked

.... Morten

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:19 pm

I looked into next week on the NOAA web site for my area, nothing below 50. So, I brought a few tropicals out of the greenhouse. But, not so many or so big that it will be hard to put them back.

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Post  Sam Ogranaja on Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:27 pm

My Quince seems to think spring is here along with a lot of plums and cherries we have planted here around town. It just opened it's first flower last night and the rest will probably push out in the next few days. If I had an eye for pictures half as good as Morten, I'd post a couple pics but my $200 camera serves better as a paperweight.

We're going to have some warm weather here as well this week. My buddy Erik Wigert posted this on his Facebook page. I know it's for SW FL but I'm hoping for that forecast to hold true for eastern US.

http://www.nbc-2.com/Global/story.asp?S=14032611

Have a great week everyone.
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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:41 pm

From my garden -

to warm your souls and make Morten leave the spring in Wiki alone - Laughing
Blooms for 5 months from November .....



Wild tree that just grew, blooms for 3 months.



Enjoy - be warm - be merry - have a glass of my 7 year old home-made mead - ching ching
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Post  Hawaiian77 on Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:04 pm

Howzit Khaimraj,

Nice flowers!! Very Happy Over here, my hibiscus are blooming and my collected purple bougie is starting to have it's bracts come out. Spring is eternal. Very Happy Very Happy

A Hui Hou,
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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:36 pm

Tim, and tutti,

because you are such a good guy.

[1] Delonia Rex - Flamboyant

[2] My Christmas orchids long bloom, bought as three psuedobulbs about 12 or 13 years ago.

[3] Maracas Beach / Bay and in the distance Tyrico bay, our few white sand beaches. The whited effect is seablast.
To Eternal Spring. ching ching.
Enjoy.
Khaimraj





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Post  Paul B (Scotland) on Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:43 pm


All my Larches have nice golden buds, Maples and Elms are swelling and Privets have already opened.

I've re-potted a couple of trees this week and put them back under shelter. This is the earliest in the year I've ever re-potted. After the freezing spell we had in December and January, I thought that re-potting would be a bit later than this for me.


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Post  Guest on Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:55 am

JimLewis wrote: Is spring somewhere over the horizon?

Not here, in the south of Sweden! We are having the coldest, longest winter that anyone (still living) can remember. Mad

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Post  Guest on Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:23 pm

Thursday the weather forecast promisses temp. above O Celcius in Denmark. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  Storm on Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:32 pm

Congratulations! Hehe.
Maybe Ill take a trip to Denmark then.

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Post  Oliver Muscio on Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:29 pm

Jim,
Here in Western Kentucky, we are having weather similar to yours. The week before this last, we had 10 inches of snow over the course of two separate storms, and a low of -1ºF. Today we are predicted to have a high in the lower 70s, and no freezes for the next 10 days. I don't believe it! We are still bound to have some lows in the lower 20s/upper teens before Spring is really here! No buds swelling yet, but I am starting to think about repotting...
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Post  FrankP999 on Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:35 am

I attended a workshop in Atlanta Saturday with Ted Matson and the Atlanta Bonsai group. Everyone's trident maples really started greening up this last week. I have had 70+ degrees for a couple of days and nights only 50. My major repotting will start tomorrow except for bald cypress.

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Post  Sam Ogranaja on Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:28 pm

Forsythias are in full bloom in the Raleigh/Durham area.

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:19 pm

Sam Ogranaja wrote:Forsythias are in full bloom in the Raleigh/Durham area.

Not here 4 hours west of you. I'll be there for a quick Doctor's visit at Duke on the 7th so maybe can enjoy them.

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Post  bonsaisr on Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:32 pm

No. No I'm still coughing. Nothing here but snow. Viola verecunda var. yakushimana, the world's smallest & most temperamental violet, had one pathetic flower. My forsythia, which will be glorious in April, is a light-year away on the other side of the yard. I won't even see my larch for several weeks. But I do enjoy my Nia rock planting. thumbs up
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Post  Randy_Davis on Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:51 pm

Sam Ogranaja wrote:Forsythias are in full bloom in the Raleigh/Durham area.

Spring is close here in Western KY. The Red maples are beginning to flower! Thank goodness winters is almost over.


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