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Mon Jan 28, 2019, 07:50 AM

What are you seeing emerge from winter dormancy?

I live in New Jersey.
On my walks the last couple of days I notice that the finer branches of trees and shrubs are turning brown, becoming alive, after the winter dormancy.

I am wondering if this is not very early. I have seen this in mid-February.
Also some shoots in my garden - snow flowers maybe.
We have not in NJ had an unusually warm winter. We had one day of 57 but that happens occasionally. Generally it's been usual temps, 30's to 40's.

so as an early harbinger of Spring, I am over-joyed with these events.
But if it is an indication of our weather system being topsy-turvey due to climate change, then I am not so happy about it.

What do you think?
What do you see where you are?

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ellenrr Jan 2019 OP
NRaleighLiberal Jan 2019 #1
ellenrr Jan 2019 #4
Atticus Jan 2019 #2
sinkingfeeling Jan 2019 #3
Srkdqltr Jan 2019 #5
Rebl2 Jan 2019 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2019 #7
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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 09:06 AM

1. Lots of blooming flowering fruit trees around, daffodils

Way too advanced.

Deep freeze coming here that will kill the open flowers.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 09:36 AM

4. wow. even tho NC is south of me,

yeah, to have blooming fruit trees in January-- weird..

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 09:12 AM

2. Glimmers of hope---- nt

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 09:18 AM

3. Yes, spring blubs are breaking through here.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 09:48 AM

5. Can't tell yet

We have several inches of snow and way below zero temps.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 10:41 AM

6. I live

in Kansas City, Mo. area and my husband told me he noticed surprise lilies starting to come up. Way to early for that!

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 01:43 PM

7. Emerging from winter dormancy? Surely you jest.

It will be -25 on Wednesday. "Dormancy" is just a nice word for "frozen solid."

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 06:26 PM

8. Flowering quince here in North Georgia. We are supposed to get sub freezing temps

here tonight, so I clipped a few branches to bring inside. They haven't fully bloomed and barely a few leaves, but in the past, they have produced both in just a few days inside.

Last year, I think our flowering quince produced blooms twice. Once in late January and again in March or April.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:39 AM

9. Inexplicably.. geranium blooming in central TX nt

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 03:09 PM

10. Rocks.

Frost heaving is pushing more rocks to the surface.

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