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adamterrie(4)March 19, 2008

About this time last year (on March 15, 2007) Julie submitted a posting "I saw . . ." indicating that she saw her first flower blooming (a crocus). Well, I knew that the first part of March of last year was much warmer than this year, but I figured that we have had a couple of warmer days, including today. So, I took a walk through my squishy yard just now to take a look around (while probably causing more damage to my lawn by walking through the mud than anything else).

Anyways, despite the fact that much of my yard is still covered in a combination of snow and settled pools of melted water, to my delight I did notice the following:

1. a few tulips just starting to poke through the mud;

2. various sedums are starting to pop up; and

3. a couple fern peonies deciding it was time to emerge into the light.

IT IS TIME - to forget about all other things in life and once again enter the world of gardening.

- Adam

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I found some green along the edge of a huge snowbank in front of my house. It was filled with sprouted viola and a couple of dwarf iris that shot up (2-3 inches) already.
I'll definitely be heading out this weekend to look for other suprises (assuming the snow finally melts).

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 8:38PM
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zenpotter(z4 MN)

I want to go out to look. I have my right foot in a cast/boot and am walking on crutches. I didn't even do any winter sowing this year.

I fell on my basement stairs broke three bones in my right foot and managed to tear every ligament in my ankle and foot.
I hope to get this thing off by the time gardening really starts, it is hard to tell if I will or not. It gives me lots of time to plan though.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2008 at 8:42AM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Oooooo, I feel for you. I spent last April, May and June in one of those things! Had to have friends do most of my spring gardening but nothing's worse for it! Except I have spring fever really bad this year!

Anyway, I've got a left in case you want a pair :)

    Bookmark   March 20, 2008 at 9:45PM
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Uhmmmmmm . . . I can't seem to locate those tulips, sedums and peonies that I saw earlier in the week. They are covered in 6 to 7 inches of snow. I guess gardening will have to wait a little while longer.

- Adam

    Bookmark   March 21, 2008 at 3:47PM
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Back into hibernation for me. Oh well, at least I got to actually see my yard/garden again for a couple days.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2008 at 10:15PM
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More snow...to hell with it, I know it won't help, but I'm gonna cry...Helen.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2008 at 10:44PM
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zenpotter(z4 MN)

No thanks one cast is enough.

Helen, look on the bright side, at least you aren't the poor bunny looking for a place to hide his eggs. They would really show up in the snow.


    Bookmark   March 22, 2008 at 8:51AM
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We had a snowdrop blooming on the 1st day of spring. Probably open still but under the snow. Also a baby 'Arnold's Promise' witchhazel was flowering, but it's only about 6" tall.

Primrose and corydalis look fresh. A few daffodils and crocuses are poking up here and there.

Over all I think the snows of December have served us well - plants seem in good shape.


    Bookmark   March 22, 2008 at 5:46PM
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Nothing up yet, but my yard is slow to lose the snow cover.

I have seen the chipmunks out and about lately. They're so cute.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2008 at 7:43AM
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hostaholic2 z 4, MN

Well, the robins have been back for about a week and a half or maybe it's two. Can't really remember an Easter quite as chilly as this one. At least the sun was strong enough to melt off the inch we got over night, now if we can just get rid of the 8 inches from Fri. And if the ground would thaw, maybe I could see signs of life in my yard.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2008 at 8:46PM
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leftwood(z4a MN)

Had 12 people over for Easter. Everyone that wanted, went home with Pussywillows (Salix chaenomeloides).

    Bookmark   March 24, 2008 at 8:46PM
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