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Mar 8, 2020 11:17 AM CST
Name: Steven Myers
South/Central MI/Sunset Z41 (Zone 5b)
Pruning.
We're still technically weeks away from true pruning time here, but with daffodils budding, reticulated irises showing colour, and the buds on my roses already swelling, I decided to do my spring pruning.

Why? The roses are going to sprout and grow regardless if I wait or not! Some are showing up to a 1/4" of development!

My Madame Anisette and Quietness are definitely the hardiest modern roses I have; they are tip hardy this year!

Just wanted to share out of excitement. We're going to be near 60°F today.

Happy gardening!

Steven
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Mar 8, 2020 4:44 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
A lot of people start their pruning in March so you're fine. I have lots of leaf buds fattening on mine as well. I'd prune too but the ground is to soft still.
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Mar 9, 2020 1:29 AM CST
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
Oh congratulations!!! That is excellent!! I'm months and months away...but I'm happy for you and for the pictures you're going to post! Thumbs up
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Mar 9, 2020 4:46 AM CST
Tuscany, Italy
So funny! Here, in Tuscany,I was supposed to have finished by Valentine's Day with pruning. Of, course, I'm way behind. But anymore, I hope to begin pruning around Christmas...
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Mar 9, 2020 1:54 PM CST
Name: Steven Myers
South/Central MI/Sunset Z41 (Zone 5b)
Oooh, my first blooms came today.
I think they're reticulated irises. They are bulbous.
Daffodils are budding, and the roses waking up.
The red-winged blackbirds have returned and are singing in the marshes.
I love it!

Steven



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Mar 9, 2020 8:22 PM CST
Name: seil
St Clair Shores, MI (Zone 6a)
Garden Photography Region: Michigan Roses
So pretty, Steven! I got my first blooms today too!

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Mar 10, 2020 2:27 PM CST
Name: Steven Myers
South/Central MI/Sunset Z41 (Zone 5b)
seilMI said:A lot of people start their pruning in March so you're fine. I have lots of leaf buds fattening on mine as well. I'd prune too but the ground is to soft still.


Oh Seil, that's definitely soothing to hear (hehe). I always read about forsythia in bloom and what not, but when everything else is getting going, might as well go with it.

*Love that crocus! Those are something I always think of obtaining, but for some reason have not so far. I want to get snowdrops too.

The roses are looking decent considering our record cold at the beginning of November 2019.

Steven
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