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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Feb 3, 2018 7:18 PM CST
Today was a beautiful, shirtsleeves kind of day in the garden. The first daffodils are blooming. DH helped me by weeding the bed closest to the house. The compromise was he left just a few of the violets that had invaded the bed, and the daffodils will stay. For now. Whistling
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These beds are on the other side of the driveway and were planted last fall.

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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Feb 3, 2018 7:31 PM CST
I'm loving your pics of spring. I'm looking out at the snow falling and wondering when I can see some of these signs of spring. Hilarious! I know it will get here some day.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
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janwax
Feb 3, 2018 7:35 PM CST
Thanks, Tom! Not too much longer to wait!
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Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
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Dachsylady86
Feb 3, 2018 8:18 PM CST
This is where my jealousy kicks in Green Grin! so excited for you Jan!
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 3, 2018 8:30 PM CST
When your spring comes, it will be too hot to go outside for us...but of course, we have to plant irises, very early in the morning before the heat comes. I think that I will put mine in pots first, then plant them when it gets a little cooler.
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Feb 3, 2018 10:06 PM CST
Still having doubts about rainfall - we're under normal amounts, but much better than recent years.
Your spring will come along and we can admire your signs of spring!
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Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
Feb 4, 2018 12:06 AM CST
Jan, things are looking good in your garden! Thumbs up
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Feb 4, 2018 12:28 AM CST
This was a post from Kelli, (on the weather in your garden-Daylily forum) I think she used to be active on the Iris forum a few years ago.
Kelli said:....
Here we go again. I'm in D2. http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/...


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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Feb 4, 2018 6:11 AM CST
Spring! We have a light sprinkling of snow here...
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Feb 4, 2018 8:46 AM CST
Raining here, which is pretty typical for February. We are in a moderate drought still, but making ground.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
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janwax
Feb 4, 2018 10:04 AM CST
Thanks for the drought map and Kelli's post, Barbara.

Thank you, Andrea! I have hopes for this spring!

Fingers crossed for more NC rainfall, Les!

Thanks for the acorn, Liz! (we have envy for your tractor!)

Lilli, I was raised in a place where it snows. I still miss it. A little!
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UndertheSun
Feb 4, 2018 11:14 AM CST
Saw my first ladybug yesterday. It was warm enough to sleep with the windows open last night. D'Oh!
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Feb 4, 2018 11:25 AM CST
We woke up to an inch+ of new snow and cold west winds. We have to wait at least two more months before spring!
For the time being this is what we are looking at. I can't wait to see some "green".

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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Feb 4, 2018 12:08 PM CST
I have not had any snow this year so far, I did have a two week period of very cold weather but no moisture falling.
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 4, 2018 12:15 PM CST
janwax said:Today was a beautiful, shirtsleeves kind of day in the garden. The first daffodils are blooming. DH helped me by weeding the bed closest to the house. The compromise was he left just a few of the violets that had invaded the bed, and the daffodils will stay. For now. Whistling
Thumb of 2018-02-04/janwax/104355
Thumb of 2018-02-04/janwax/599707
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These beds are on the other side of the driveway and were planted last fall.

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He helped you WHAT? WEED! How fortunate you are! Count your blessings!

BTW, beautiful iris beds!
Name: Ian McBeth
Lincoln NE (Zone 5b)
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SonoveShakespeare
Feb 4, 2018 12:36 PM CST
Today, snowed a little. But yesterday was gorgeous Smiling (in the low 50s). I feel so bad that yesterday I didn't go outside very much. I regret it because today is too cold. Someone used to tell me that February is the coldest month, and I do agree with her, it is very cold in February. I don't know about other places , but Nebraska seems like it is. I'm dreading it. Thumbs down I am happy for some of you people that see signs of spring, and feel bad for the ones that don't. Don't worry, spring is just around the corner. My stepmother always told me that I am very eager to start gardening at this time of year. Because there's nothing really to do yet STILL! And I am very excited about gardening. By the way, Tuesday, February 6th, is my stepmothers birthday, I can't wait! I might give her some money to buy more daylilies. Big Grin She loves 'em! She is also a member on this site too.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Feb 4, 2018 1:30 PM CST
Ian, how wonderful that you share a love of flowers with your stepmother! Lovey dubby Happy birthday to her!

Evelyn - Yes, he does the majority of the weeding, along with occasional teenage help. I AM lucky! A weeded bed is better than diamonds! Thanks!
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Feb 4, 2018 1:52 PM CST
Jan, you are lucky to have a husband that weeds, and you have diamonds in your garden, , that is… Hurray!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Feb 4, 2018 2:25 PM CST
Barb, I do what I can, and he knows it. Lovey dubby (he's younger than I am )

Just noticed an iris bud stalk on Fuzzy Wuzzy Rocket! Photos later.
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Feb 4, 2018 2:30 PM CST
Has a bloomstalk , in Feb! A rebloomer, but didn't bloom in 2017
Jedlicka
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