Is anyone else seeing things bloom much earlier than usual?

spartangardener(z4 MN)June 22, 2007

Several of the perennials that usually show up in July in my yard have been blooming for a week or two already. Anyone else seeing this?

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parrotslave

Yes, noticed it first with the lilacs blooming about two weeks earlier than usual.

But the lack of rain has slowed other things down.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2007 at 9:53PM
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jel48(Z4 Michigan)

It's the same here spartangardener... We're leaving on vacation for a week, and I have plants starting to bloom that I am worried about being DONE blooming by the time we get back!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2007 at 9:57PM
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selkie_b(z4 MN)

No question - my gladiolas (though these are an early type) are blooming and so are my begonias - unusual only that I over-winter my corms and start them inside myself - they are about a week early. Heck, I have heirloom tomatoes with blossoms already, and Charentes melons. Not to mention I've harvested two small batches of pole beans already!

-Marie

    Bookmark   June 22, 2007 at 11:48PM
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leftwood(z4a MN)

Everything is blooming earlier. And I actually harvested all my honeyberries on May 25th!

    Bookmark   June 23, 2007 at 12:45AM
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hoghaven_duluthmn

Golly gosh! Our lilacs are done blooming and its not even the 4th of July. ;)

    Bookmark   June 23, 2007 at 10:12AM
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duluthinbloomz4

The last of my lilacs were gone over a week ago. Does seem early. Veronica, Salvia, Siberian Iris, TB iris, Oriental poppy, dianthus Firewitch, dianthus deltoides, Bouncing Bette, mock orange are all blooming; wild forget-me-nots are pretty much finished. And the Asiatic lilies are showing color on the buds. I didn't keep a good garden calendar last year, but I'm ahead of the 2005 dates.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2007 at 4:05PM
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loodean

Annual crops have been slow, perennials way ahead of usual. Been harvesting North Star Cherries for several days now. I usually don't start till after the Fourth. Strawberries are all most done and have picked a few blueberries. I went back into my records and all the berries are about two weeks ahead of schedule. However, I am still waiting on carrots planted April 1st...

    Bookmark   June 24, 2007 at 6:35AM
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selkie_b(z4 MN)

loodean,
That's the problem everywhere - the CSA I work at is having serious trouble with their carrots, beets etc and the radishes are ALREADY done! We had two weeks worth when we normally get 4-5. The heat and dryness aren't allowing them to germinate properly and when they do, it's slow growing. The snap peas are in bad shape, lots of pods - but no rain so they are mostly empty. They are in Osceola and seem to have gotten even less rain than we have here in northern St. Paul.

-Marie

    Bookmark   June 24, 2007 at 9:24AM
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