All Things Gardening forum: Oh, For Spring to Arrive and then Move on to Summer!

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Name: Reine
Porter, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Reine
Feb 4, 2015 4:01 PM CST
February is the most challenging month for my caudiciforms. Many are waking up, but it is not safe to put them back outside yet. Sad
Temperatures are in the 70's on some days, with beautiful sunshine and then there are low's down in the 30's on a few nights. Some days are dreary, wet and cold, staying in the 50's all day. And this happens all in a weeks time. Week after week. Shrug! :
But I am cheerful Smiling Big Grin Smiling
Heat mats and lights need to be set up. Seeds of more caudicforms and pachycaul trees need to be sown.
There is a lot to do to get ready for the anticipated day of plants returning to the outdoors. I definitely need more sun where the plants are going. A few more smallish trees need to come down and all the trimmings and brush to clear. (l'm on a wooded lot). Then repair and set up the shelves and what not.
Yes, Spring is a coming! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
l am most grateful for all the seasons, especially Spring.
Name: wayne
memphis (Zone 7b)
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wayne
Feb 5, 2015 6:28 AM CST
Reine said:
l am most grateful for all the seasons, especially Spring.


this reminded me of one of my favorite poems...

"Loveliest of Trees"

LOVELIEST of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my threescore years and ten, 5
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room, 10
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.

A. E. Housman.

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 10, 2015 8:49 AM CST
Well, you are closer to real spring than we are.
We are just getting teased by short bursts of spring in between bouts of winter cold.
But it does mean lots to do.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Feb 10, 2015 10:10 AM CST
Just popping in to say that the first Robins have arrived here in Savannah, Georgia. A very welcome sight! Spring is on the way. Thumbs up
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Feb 23, 2015 5:39 PM CST
Well, nearing the end of February but nothing but cold and cold and more cold weather. I can't wait for the snow to melt and for signs of green growing things to show up.

I want to walk my dog on grass again and not in the middle of the road as I have had to do all this month. Snow everywhere at the sides of the roads. Everyone's gardens and yards are covered in snow.

I am hoping that March will be warm and springlike. I am so ready to be done, done, done with February.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Feb 23, 2015 5:59 PM CST
Know how you feel Reine...my Adenium is showing signs of waking up, but our temps still swinging up and down, so got to keep patient and wait till end of March at least. Just so tempting during daytime, but we are getting some overnight 39F..not for them yet.
Name: Roy
Central Illinois (Zone 5b)
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Reartinetiller
Feb 24, 2015 9:08 AM CST
Man it's cold here this morning, -10F with a windchill of -26F. No signs of spring here yet. I think this snow is going to hang around for awhile. Shrug! Roy
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 24, 2015 11:39 AM CST
Reartinetiller said:Man it's cold here this morning, -10F with a windchill of -26F. No signs of spring here yet. I think this snow is going to hang around for awhile. Shrug! Roy


Oh, that is really bad! Group hug I would never go outside.

Thus has been the coldest February in umpteen years around here but at least it is not as cold as you are.

I love your Avatar photo.

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