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Thu Mar 6, 2014, 07:55 PM

Here comes Spring

This is how my flower gardens begin. I like some bare shots to contrast with the big summer show.

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Reply Here comes Spring (Original post)
libodem Mar 2014 OP
NRaleighLiberal Mar 2014 #1
libodem Mar 2014 #3
elleng Mar 2014 #2
libodem Mar 2014 #4
elleng Mar 2014 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2014 #5
libodem Mar 2014 #8
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2014 #9
libodem Mar 2014 #11
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2014 #12
libodem Mar 2014 #13
Curmudgeoness Mar 2014 #7
libodem Mar 2014 #10
Curmudgeoness Mar 2014 #14
libodem Mar 2014 #15
Aerows Mar 2014 #20
Curmudgeoness Mar 2014 #21
Aerows Mar 2014 #22
elleng Mar 2014 #16
sinkingfeeling Mar 2014 #17
ellenrr Mar 2014 #18
Aerows Mar 2014 #19
Aerows Mar 2014 #23
libodem Mar 2014 #24

Response to libodem (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 07:57 PM

1. Nice! We have some blooming crocus, daffodils...and right now, freezing rain and 33 degrees!

Spring - as in mild days - is supposed to appear on Saturday....I sure hope so! I have flats of seedlings that badly need some warming sunshine!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 08:03 PM

3. Aren't you our resident tomato pro?

Here's to a bumper crop. I've gone strictly to flowers. My townhouse has a miniature backyard.

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 08:03 PM

2. Nice!

Haven't seen anything close!

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 08:05 PM

4. Thank you

The daffodils are up about 4 inches. It gets me excited.

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Response to libodem (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 08:14 PM

6. That's very exciting!

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 08:13 PM

5. What are those things?

We're still under a couple feet of snow. I don't think I even remember what flowers look like.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 08:16 PM

8. Crocuses

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Response to libodem (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 08:18 PM

9. I know; I was just being silly.

I have planted crocuses but they are still under a lot of snow. I probably won't see them for at least a month.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 08:22 PM

11. Sorry if that sounded abrupt

I was going to add more comments but sometimes my phone freezes and I can't make the keyboard operate. Hope you thaw soon.

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Response to libodem (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 08:24 PM

12. I think my phone is the only thing I have that hasn't frozen.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 08:29 PM

13. Hee hee hee

It only happens sometimes but it won't type in the body of the message, after a word or two. Weird.

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 08:14 PM

7. I am envious.

This is the time when I hopefully look for any sign of spring, but we have had such a bitter winter that the ground is still frozen. They are saying that they can't even tap the maple trees yet, and it is usually done by now. I haven't even got a tip of green leaves where my crocuses are planted yet.

But.....I did see two Turkey Vultures today, my spring harbingers. So I have hope.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 08:20 PM

10. They do bring hope

Crocuses and turkey vultures. Harbinger s of spring. My mom had to correct me once, in my 20's, for saying harr-bringers.

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Response to libodem (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 08:41 PM

14. Har har har.



Or maybe not so funny.....I get giddy when spring is finally showing signs of being here.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 6, 2014, 11:10 PM

15. I hear you!

It's in the air.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 10:35 PM

20. Damn, I saw one today too

 

And I haven't even put the tomato plants out yet. I know I'm not that good at gardening, but yeah, that isn't exactly a harbinger of good things to come.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 10, 2014, 06:10 PM

21. Spring is on the way to you, too.

I love and admire Turkey Vultures. I even have a painting over the sofa in the living room of what I call "The Three Wise Men"...three Black Vultures (the artist didn't have Turkey Vultures, too bad). And they are so great to use as harbingers of spring because of the unique way that they fly---soaring high enough for me to spot them immediately. Not like the pesky robin, who I have heard singing in the morning all last week but cannot spot him.

Have you got the tomato seedlings ready? Putting them "out" would mean to me "outside", and I couldn't even imagine that this early.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 12:15 AM

22. I ordered them by mail as seedling plants

 

It's already warm here, like "should I turn on the A/C?" warm here. Life on the Gulf Coast and the MS Delta.

Humidity is stifling already (80%) and it's like 70 out, so it's nobody's idea of cold or mild.

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 01:01 AM

16. Used to own a house,

a home in DC, and front yard had crocus (and weeping cherry and dogwood. Was lovely.)

Moved out in '06, sold the house in '08, and haven't seen this year's situation. Likely crocus, which used to appear in February, didn't do so then this year, been cold and snow covered around here.

Do miss the experience, the day we'd go out and exclaim: 'Crocus is here!!!'

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Fri Mar 7, 2014, 10:32 AM

17. Mine look like wilted lettuce with colorful blobs on it. They were blooming

when the 3 inches of sleet and then snow fell last Sunday.

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 09:04 AM

18. Beautiful picture.

I still can't see anything in my garden. Still under snow.
My garden is in a community garden which is only 3 miles from my house but the microclimate is so different. It is open and the wind blows through. It always has the first frost before the city. But I keep going out and hoping. I am so desperate to see my garden.

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Sun Mar 9, 2014, 10:34 PM

19. Tips on growing tomatoes, peppers and lettuce would be helpful

 

I ordered six tomato plants to put out, some black seed leaf lettuce (ready to start using in around 40 days), butter lettuce and tabasco pepper from seed to put out.

My mom and dad and my aunt (all whom live in the neighborhood) are great gardeners, but I'm not really that good at it, but want to improve. I have a little area for a garden that gets good sunlight that is about 6' by 6'.

Think I can get some things growing in that?

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Response to libodem (Original post)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 01:00 AM

23. It's 63F and 85% humidity

 

Is it spring yet?

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Response to Aerows (Reply #23)

Tue Mar 11, 2014, 11:24 AM

24. That sounds pretty springie

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