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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Mar 22, 2013 8:13 AM CST
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At last Spring!

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 22, 2013 9:27 AM CST
Wow, that sure looks pretty. Spring on the calendar but you can't tell by the colder temps around here. They said the rest of March was going to be colder than normal also. I can't wait for it to warm up.

Yesterday I started on my spring garden chores. Next up, the spring rose prunning which I am starting on today. Usually takes me a few days to get done as I have so many roses.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Mar 22, 2013 9:38 AM CST
35° & sunny I hope that the sun helps on melting the last snow. No 70° like last year, thank heavens. Hoping for a better gardening season.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Mar 22, 2013 10:22 AM CST
I noticed this morning walking my dogs that the ducks are back! So better weather MUST just be around the corner. I couldn't help thinking that the ducks must be like "What the Quack!"
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Mar 22, 2013 11:02 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

But where are the ducks going to in your area? the creek?
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Mar 22, 2013 2:34 PM CST

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Those trees are so beautiful, Janice!

No blooms here yet...except for a mini rose indoors. Smiling
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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Mar 23, 2013 7:52 AM CST
Thanks Rita and Chelle!
Getting lots of rain tomorrow.
Unusually cool temps in 40's and 50's days.
Crazy... Was 70 last week and A/C on.
Daffodils are in full bloom.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 23, 2013 11:40 AM CST
This comming week will be the last week in March and winter is still really hanging on in my garden. I keep looking and carfefully looking but no matter how much I look, not very much is even thinking of turning green. And I am so impatient as I have a lot of exciting things to look forward to blooming.

Only a very few daylies here and there are starting to grow with a half an inch of green growth. Most of them are doing nothing as yet. It makes the garden look so sorry what with no green growth.

Same with my massive amounts of spring bulbs. Only some of them are up yet. And only my very earliest species crocus are blooming. Waiting for the others to show.

Meantime I am doing my spring rose prunning, started yesterday. Hope to be done by tomorrow.

And I am still on my overwinter exercise and loose weight plan. I just want that scale to move to show my weight going downwards. Not happening even with all the exerecise. This is one of my plateaus in weight it seems to happen. I get stuck at a weight. It must be my body needs to adjust to that weight before I will loose again. Getting outside working in the garden should help but it is still so cold out there I can't stay too long, need to keep taking breaks to go back inside and warm up.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 24, 2013 11:32 AM CST
Daylilies trying to get some spring growth. Most aren't doing anything yet though.
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You can't even see the daylily folliage in this garden section but you can see the tulips comming up in front of the daylilies.
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Closeup.


Just a few daffs are blooming. I was looking carfeully today and lifting mulch in some areas and did see lots more daffs poking folliage above ground.

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These early crocus bloom here along a front yard path.
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A tommy crocus is the only one up along its section. Tiny little thing.


Front yard trellis garden. I didn't get much bloom on the daffs there this year. Don't know why. Tulips in front of those daffs are comming up.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 24, 2013 11:50 AM CST
The iris reticulata patch today.
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Closeup of Aldia.


Aldia and Harmony. Harmony is the darker blue.


In this area I had planted 200, 100 of each color. But only a few are up. I don't know wny the others aren't there yet. They should be.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Mar 24, 2013 12:06 PM CST
So they are slowly coming. I LOVE your front trellis bed!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 24, 2013 12:08 PM CST
Thanks! Big Grin
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Mar 24, 2013 4:02 PM CST
Fantastic Rita! Beautiful gardens!!

This will be amazing! Hurray!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 24, 2013 4:12 PM CST
Thank you!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Mar 24, 2013 9:55 PM CST
Are you going to get snow tomorrow?
Name: Huggergirl AKA Tamar
N.E Indiana (Zone 5a)
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huggergirl
Mar 25, 2013 7:37 AM CST
we got 3-4 inches...very wet and heavy snow last night. It is now heading East by tonight ...We got lucky didnt get far enough north,but south into Indy I think they pretty much got nailed... Sad Im soo over wintered.... Rolling on the floor laughing

Went out to check on bulbs ...very little popping...been so steady cold here.

Chelle , I too have been spring House Cleaning...going to paint the kitchen ceiling...Washed all most all my baskets,all my collectables ....Now windows...

need to shovel this wet snow..Now way the big Blower will even throw this stuff...I guess temps are going to come up tho...so it will melt fast
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 25, 2013 10:06 AM CST
They are predicting some snow for us here on Long Island. The worst of the snow will be more south in NJ and further south. For once New England is not going to be getting socked as it should go out to sea instead of up north. My poor bulbs don't need a coating of snow.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Mar 25, 2013 2:45 PM CST
Our only 'Katarine Hodgkin' reticulata in bloom. I hope that the ones planted last fall will bloom also. the old one is next to rock marker so probably absorb heat. Daffodill foliage next to our rock wall has made an appearance.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Mar 25, 2013 2:53 PM CST
Hurray Lucy!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 26, 2013 9:34 AM CST
The snow never did arrive. Hurray! A nice bright sunny day here. It is supposed to get warmer each day this week so that by Easter it is supposed to be over 50 degrees. I hope this means spring has finially arrived and that our horrid March winter weather is over.

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