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Jan 18, 2014 8:09 PM CST
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Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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Jan 18, 2014 8:16 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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"Only" 60 days!

I sent the link to my 7 year old grandson who will turn 8 on March 20th. He just might believe it's for him, not spring!
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Jan 18, 2014 8:24 PM CST
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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I hope he enjoys it.
Here is a link that you can set up one if you want to.
http://www.timeanddate.com/cou...
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Jan 18, 2014 9:06 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Thank you!
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Jan 18, 2014 11:06 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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Fun links!
Thy will be done.
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Jan 19, 2014 12:14 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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My boss has had us do a countdown to March 1st for years. The thought is if we can just make it to March 1st we're good. Sure there is still some ugly weather after then but generally much less.
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Jan 19, 2014 12:27 PM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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March 1 is beginning of meteorological spring.
March 20 is beginning of astronomical spring.
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Jan 19, 2014 12:27 PM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! for spring!!!!!!
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Jan 19, 2014 6:00 PM CST
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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So cold today I just want Spring now.
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Jan 19, 2014 6:23 PM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
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March is no good for me...too cold, way too cold.
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Jan 19, 2014 7:44 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Same here, Bob.

March can be cold or beautiful as it was in 2010.
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Jan 20, 2014 3:25 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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I have had the experience that no matter what the March weather it wont last long. It snows but the sun and the earth warming means snow doesnt stay.
Cold and rain is bearable because at least there are more sunny days than not.
Perennials are emerging here as well as tulip tips and other spring bulbs by the first week of March.

January is nearly over so it doesnt really count.
Feb. is short so it hardly matters
March is when the Robins return
It really is almost spring.

Another sure sign will be Opossum and Racoons road - kill. The hibernators wake and stumble into bad situations.
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Jan 20, 2014 4:45 AM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
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I forgot!!...In like a lion and out like a lamb! I do get excited when I see robins, I believe they are a sure sign that spring is right around the corner. So.. I will just watch them from inside the window till April. LOL.
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Jan 21, 2014 7:54 PM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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Does it count that I saw robins two weeks ago ? Confused

I never know what kind of spring we will have or how long it will last. It seems to change every year.

Without rain or snow, but only the usual cold temps, it doesn't feel like we have had winter, yet. How can spring be so close ? Rolling my eyes.

Smiles,
Lyn
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
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Jan 22, 2014 4:17 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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Good sighting Lyn.
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Jan 22, 2014 6:52 AM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Jan 22, 2014 7:10 AM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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nothing in March is the beginning of spring here. We sometimes get our deepest snows in March and the wind is awful. The weather is usually sunny though so it teases me just enough to want to go out, but I know better. I never plant my tomatoes before mothers day weekend, they will get frosted. But I don't consider spring to start until mid April and then summer starts July 1st on MY calendar!
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Jan 22, 2014 7:33 AM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
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True, March is the worst month here too but right at the end it STARTS to get better. I will be watching from my inside my warm house. Whistling
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Jan 22, 2014 7:33 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Avid Green Pages Reviewer Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Lilies
Same weather here,Ice storms in March usually the first half of the month. Blizzards then too.I do some cleaning if weather permits.
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Jan 22, 2014 8:35 AM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Level 1
Jo Ann

Actually, I don't think it really was a good siting. This drought thing is messing up their normal migration pattern. This is true for other wildlife, too.

The bears are coming out of hibernation early and other animals I never see in January are out and about.

We usually have a late January thaw, but this year plants are leafing out more and trees seem to be coming out of dormancy already.

I usually do my serious cleaning, now, too, but have had to be out in the garden because the weeds are jumping out of the ground even tho' the temps are still cold and I am still having day fires to heat the house.

I think I am more worried than over-joyed.

Smiles,
Lyn
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.

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