Skip to comments.Signs of Spring
Posted on 02/29/2012 6:17:49 PM PST by Sarajevo
Due to the mild/non-existent winter we experienced this year, plants are blooming sooner. Here are a few of mine:
Buds on Mulberry tree
Japanese Loquat (finally bearing fruit!)
The Loquat has been in the ground since 2006, but the new buds were frozen back every year. The peach trees produced about a quart of ftuit last year, but each delectable peach was the size of a quarter. I’ll trim the trees for better production this year. The apples are a new addition. Texas cultivars that I found in Medina, Texas.
Had a root’n toot’n blizzard in Duluth Mn. today.
Cherish your blooms.
We're in Crocs, shorts, and not much else down here.
Her in west central Florida the azaelas are early and in full, brilliant bloom. Gorgeous.
Daffodils have been up for weeks here.
There is nothing as precious on Earth as a good peach. To call the disgusting things they label peaches in stores up here is just a mockery.
Daddodils? That’s deer fodder in the Hill Country. The little varmints are everywhere.
Only one we’ve had this year. By our standards we haven’t really had a winter.
Same here. Last year, I was fighting to keep the greenhouse warm enough to support my tropical plants, and that went on into March. I’m not griping though. We’ve had more rain this year than the previous 2 years combined.
They are everywhere in hill country.
They are pretty sparse here but I saw about seven this summer.
Send me a self-addressed, stamped container and I’ll send you a few. The citrus tree in the photo was nipped by one about an hour after I took the picture. The tree is OK, but the deer has a rear end full of 20ga shot.
Here in Southern California, it’s colder than normal. I saw snow on the ground as I drove over the Cajon Pass north of San Bernardino and Halloran Summit, north of Baker. These are usually well below the snow level.
Where I grew up they are thick as thieves and will wipe out a garden in an instant.
Made a snowman with my kid once and they ate the carrot nose!
Daffodils started emerging around the 1st of Feb. here in NE PA. Earliest I can ever recall.
“There is nothing as precious on Earth as a good peach. To call the disgusting things they label peaches in stores up here is just a mockery.”
As much as I loath Garrison Kealler’s politics he did a very
funny routine about gardens. In it he says something about
the grocery store produce that “they strip mine in Texas”.
Did you get your kiwi around here?
When I was in BiH, the kiwi vines were so thick, and people grew them as shade cover over there patios..Well, that was south of Sarajevo.. but still it snowed and froze there in the winters.
I’ve always wanted to try the patio cover thing with them ,but haven’t seen them at any nurseries in SA, or in the Hill Country.
Yea, he was talking about tomatoes.
Keilor is like that uncle that you hate and love. You are just about ready to wash your hands of him then he charms the heck out of you.
He is what he is.
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