What's Blooming in April: Your gardens look spectacular

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What's Blooming in April

By LarryR
April 19, 2012

Like many other parts of the Midwest, our spring came early in Iowa this year, with temperatures approaching those of summer. Unfortunately, we are back to reality now, with three successive nights of temperatures in the upper 20s. Some plants suffered visible damage, but many that I expected to see damaged breezed through the cold spell with nary a blemish! Come on into the garden and see what our early spring has wrought.

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Apr 19, 2012 5:21 AM CST
We had a late frost here too, but I think everything came through relatively well. I covered as much as I could manage. Some things are a little bitten and the white and coral azaleas pretty much gave up after that. But they had been spectacular for a very long time! We've had such a long spring blooming season due to our unusually warm winter this year. And everything has been loaded with blooms. Thumbs up

I gained weight just reading the recipe for the Chocolate Loaf ... but it looks very good!!

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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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Apr 19, 2012 12:53 PM CST
Thanks, Tee. Your azaleas are gorgeous! Thumbs up
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Feb 27, 2016 11:05 AM CST
just read about your cruise - looked like so much fun! thanks for sharing. my husband & I hope to go on one once retired. the lawn deck made my jaw drop....:) you did a great job of your documentary! Hurray!

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