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Jan 31, 2012 10:23 PM CST
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Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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I have 2 varieties that have bloomed in February before ('Rijnveld's Early Sensation' and, appropriately enough, 'February Gold').

But I never imagined I'd see a January daffodil bloom in Maryland!

I ran out for a photo just before the sun went down.

Rinjveld's (VERY) Early Sensation



Has the recent warm spell brought surprises for anybody else?
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Jan 31, 2012 11:08 PM CST
Name: Patti
Nantucket or Vt
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Very nice surprise. I am close to having a clump of Rijnveld's Early Sensation bloom here on Nantucket which is way earlier than usual. We have had virtually no cold weather. Patti
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Feb 1, 2012 3:02 PM CST
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Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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Joyanna and I found a few of her crocuses blooming in the front lawn, too! She knew what to do -- take off her shoes and dance among them! Lovey dubby
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Feb 1, 2012 7:15 PM CST
Silver Spring, MD (Zone 7a)
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Jill, that's so sweet! Lovey dubby

I saw my first crocus bloom today, and I wanted to take off my shoes and dance, too! Big Grin
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Feb 1, 2012 8:01 PM CST
Name: Annette
Cumming, GA (Zone 8a)
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Nice pic of RES. I've got a few crocus Yellow Mammoth, and hyacinth Jan Bos starting to bloom. The daffs haven't started yet, but lots of buds are up.
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Feb 1, 2012 9:24 PM CST
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Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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I'm glad Joyanna gives me an excuse for barefoot dancing. Before she came along, the neighbors just thought I was nuts. Whistling
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Feb 2, 2012 8:08 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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This mild winter is also giving us an early taste of spring flowers...daffodils and hyacinths starting to wake up Smiling I guess compared to last year, blooms started mid Feb; this year they started to come out first week of January.
Photo taken on 05Jan2012
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Photo today, 02Feb2012
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Feb 4, 2012 1:14 PM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Today in the yard (sorry about the blur) ...

I have 10 or 12 clumps of daffs already up out there and many are preparing to bloom.



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Feb 4, 2012 2:38 PM CST
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Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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Spring show sure is starting early this year! Hope there are no hard freezes, especially if fruit trees have started budding out also.
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Feb 4, 2012 3:02 PM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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That's for sure! Glare
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Feb 4, 2012 5:34 PM CST
Name: Annette
Cumming, GA (Zone 8a)
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Finally, I have a daffy bloom, a golden trumpet opened today.
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Feb 4, 2012 7:29 PM CST
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Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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Cool!

That's a great shot, too... I love the tiny white tips on the petals!
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Feb 4, 2012 7:55 PM CST
Name: Annette
Cumming, GA (Zone 8a)
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OMG, LOL thanks for pointing that out. I didn't even see that.
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Feb 5, 2012 4:34 AM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Beautiful! Lovey dubby
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Feb 5, 2012 5:44 PM CST
Name: Gary
Leawood, Kansas, USA (Zone 5b)
We've had a very mild winter (temps in the 60's last week!) and a gentle rain on Friday. Today the bulbs are poking up everywhere. I hope they don't get nipped.
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Feb 5, 2012 10:26 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Love seeing the bulbs poking out! Hurray!

Something ate one of my potential daffy blooms and also took a bite of one of my jelly bean succulent Angry
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Feb 6, 2012 10:00 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Many of my bulbs are appearing already, due to a very mild winter.
I was so excited to see some of the new bulbs I planted last fall coming up.
Here is Narcissus Tete a Tete's little leaves poking through the soil. Hurray!
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Feb 7, 2012 10:13 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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A Happy Tuesday Daffodil bloom!

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Feb 7, 2012 11:12 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Beautiful Tarev.
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Feb 7, 2012 1:55 PM CST
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Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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What a cutie, Tarev! Is that growing in a window box type container? I tried a few daffodils in big pots left outside, not sure how that will work out, but my fingers are crossed. I wasn't sure about putting them in something smaller like a window box, but if that worked it would be great!

Here's the first crocus bloom in front (taken 2/1). So far that's the only kind that's opened, but there are a few of the same in the back, also.
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