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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Feb 16, 2014 3:47 PM CST
Imagine my surprise today, as I took stroll around the garden, and found some of the crocuses are blooming. We've had crazy cold weather, including freezing rain, sleet, and snow for 36 hours last week.

Parts of my garden are still under ice, but in one if my back beds, and in the front garden under the Kwanzan cherries I found some blooms, there's hope for spring, finally!

We have warm weather coming this week, however starting on Sunday, we'll have nights below freezing again.

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 16, 2014 5:12 PM CST
What a cheering sight. This means mine will be showing soon as the snow goes.
Thanks for the thread.
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Feb 16, 2014 5:33 PM CST
You're welcome Jo Ann. I hope everyone will add pictures as their bulbs start blooming.

Annette
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Feb 16, 2014 6:37 PM CST
Cem9165 said:Imagine my surprise today, as I took stroll around the garden, and found some of the crocuses are blooming. We've had crazy cold weather, including freezing rain, sleet, and snow for 36 hours last week.

Parts of my garden are still under ice, but in one if my back beds, and in the front garden under the Kwanzan cherries I found some blooms, there's hope for spring, finally!

We have warm weather coming this week, however starting on Sunday, we'll have nights below freezing again.

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Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Feb 19, 2014 10:23 PM CST
Thanks for posting your lovely Crocuses, Annette. They inspired me to take a gander around my garden today.

Spring is springing all over the place here.

Three kinds of narcissus
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tete a tete with tulips in the middle - looks like they won't bloom at the same time this year. I planted them in an metal lampshade and they survived total neglect over the summer till now
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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Feb 20, 2014 8:16 PM CST
Here are a few blooms from today.


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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Feb 20, 2014 9:15 PM CST
The tulips and daffodils are also about to bloom. The first daffs to bloom here will be Ice King in the back bed, and tulip Double Time in the front bed is putting up buds. We've had some warm weather this week, so everything is really taking off.

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 22, 2014 11:06 AM CST
O M G The Snow Drops are just barely there but I had to pix them.It really looks like this here.

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The one small melted patch in the back deck is where they showed up. I am so happy.

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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Feb 22, 2014 11:24 AM CST
Glad to see you're getting some blooms, it means spring is right around the corner😁
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 22, 2014 11:42 AM CST
Thanks Annette.It is just such a fantastic feeling to know this horrible winter is nearly over.I trudged thru snow to the other garden where I planted Flore Plano Snowdrops and they bare up but wont be worth a pix for a week or so.I planted 20 bulbs in 5 bulb holes and I only see one bloom.
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Feb 22, 2014 12:33 PM CST
The rest of them should come up nicely. They're probably waiting for warmer weather. I noticed my Tete a Tete are blooming in a few areas.

The bulbs are really taking off here, and have grown quite well this week, thanks to our warmer daytime temps. They're in big trouble, the cold weather is coming back next week with several nights in the 20's. It will have to be survival if the fittest.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Feb 22, 2014 12:50 PM CST
Spring is late here but at least we know it is on the way.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 22, 2014 1:07 PM CST
Those crocus are beauties. Mine are barely peeking.
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Feb 22, 2014 8:28 PM CST
Lovely crocuses Bonnie, thanks for sharing😁

Here are a few of my blooms from today.
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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Feb 22, 2014 8:32 PM CST
These are supposed to be Ice King, but look more like Ice Follies. I'm just happy to finally be seeing some blooms here and there.

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 23, 2014 3:32 AM CST
Thanks for the reticulated iris pix.I forgot about mine.Guess it will be a few more weeks.
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Feb 23, 2014 5:11 AM CST
Your're welcome Jo Ann, it's iris reticulata Gordon, the crocus are Sieberi Tricolor, and Narcissus Ice King/ Ice Follies, and Tete-a-Tete.

I planted 100 of these crocus in 2010, most if them have been dug up and eaten by the critters. Same for the reticulata irises, another of which was Cantab, that I don't even see blooming any more. Crying

The critters have also started digging up my giant mix crocus that I planted last fall. I ground up some red pepper flakes, and sprinkled it in the area where they are most active. I noticed a few more bulbs being dug up after that, but they weren't eaten, and left on the grass. I guess my friends don't like spicy foods Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 23, 2014 5:30 AM CST
Squirrels are a problem here too. I dont mind the digging of crocus as long as they replant. I have tried the screen covers of newly planted bulbs and Cayenne pepper.that works but sometimes there are too many bulbs to treat.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 23, 2014 6:32 AM CST
Thanks for the pictures of spring blooms.
We will wait for another few weeks here!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Feb 23, 2014 9:54 AM CST
My Snowdrops continue to pop up buds thru the snow.
Elwasie

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In a different garden and newly planted this fall.
Nevalis Flore Pleno

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