Anyone up north noticing the forsythia blooming?

rutgers1(6NJ)March 16, 2008

I see some yellow flowers here in NJ. The corn gluten meal was put down today.

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billhill(z5 MI - KBG)

Not a hint of forsynthia bloom here in mid Michigan. Huge snow piles are everywhere. South facing slopes are beginning to show a little green though. I am so sick of this snow, cant wait for it to warm up. Bill Hill

    Bookmark   March 16, 2008 at 7:54PM
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morpheuspa

Nothing yet. They tend to go near the end of March or beginning of April. Soil temperatures are still holding between 40 and 45 degrees.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2008 at 3:09PM
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damutha

I have 4 of them in my backyard that are looking sad, sad, sad. They were planted last October, so I have no idea if they will ever bloom!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2008 at 3:17PM
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iowa50126(z5IA)

I won't see mine bloom until mid April. We had another inch of snow last night and the high today is in the low 30s. (Sigh)

    Bookmark   March 17, 2008 at 4:11PM
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decklap(5IL)

I barely remember forsythia

    Bookmark   March 17, 2008 at 7:40PM
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xdodgemanx

I usually dont put down cgm until mid April here in Michigan. Im with you BHill, still have snow in my yard and am also sick of it.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2008 at 7:53AM
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rutgers1(6NJ)

Interesting. My forsythia must be super powered!

    Bookmark   March 18, 2008 at 7:53AM
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soccer_dad

Daffodils are out. Tulips at the Pentagon are just about to pop. Forsythia just budded out this past weekend. Flat tires on the mower - oh my!

    Bookmark   March 18, 2008 at 7:38PM
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morpheuspa

I feel your pain, Soccer_dad. I just sharpened my blades and started charging the batteries. We're getting sleet tonight.

Sigh.

The daffodils are just starting, my mid-season tulips just sprouting, the crocus aren't ready to go just yet (for me--my mother's are, in a much more sheltered environment).

Spring may begin at any moment.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2008 at 7:44PM
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tas123(z5 MI)

I'm in mid-Michigan (Grand Rapids) and we just got another 2" of snow yesterday. It warmed up a little and there are some bare patches of ground today, but mostly still snow-covered. There is a brave little bunch of bright yellow crocuses coming up by our deck, but everything else including forsythia is still dormant. The crocuses give me hope.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2008 at 5:24PM
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dchall_san_antonio(8 San Antonio)

While I live in San Antonio I have been working in Pampa, TX (far north Panhandle) for about 8 months. I'm not sure what forsythia looks like, but the early wild flowers are beginning to bloom everywhere, so it's time (or past time) in Texas.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2008 at 12:14AM
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turf_toes(SE Pennsylvania KBG)

The forsythia has been blooming in my area for about three or four days now.

I'm glad. I'm ready to get back out there and work in the yard!

    Bookmark   March 25, 2008 at 5:12PM
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tim_in_ny

I see several of you mentioning that you put down CGM when you see the forsythia bloom. Is this correct? This will be my first organic season and thought i should use SBM or alfalfa as a good nitrogen fertilizer application. can i combine the two?

does the CGM act as a weed deterrent?

    Bookmark   April 5, 2008 at 5:50PM
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grayentropy

Here in MA (Worcester county), forsythia have still not bloomed. Weather is warming and lawns started to green up. I suspect they will bloom in the next 5-10 days.

tim in ny
People spread Corn Gluten Meal (CGM) as a pre-emergent. It is expensive ($30-40/50 lbs) and people use alot (30-40 lbs/1000ft^3). Others spread corn meal/cracked corn (15-30 lbs/1000 ft^3) for it's anti-fungal properties and is a very light fertilizer when grass usually doesn't need a fertilizer and you want to feed the microherd. If you want more information you could start a new thread here or on the organic lawn care forum.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2008 at 8:41PM
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morpheuspa

Dateline Lehigh Valley, PA...they're just starting to bloom!

    Bookmark   April 6, 2008 at 8:55AM
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compostman(6)

Forsythia are just about ready to open here in Northern NJ. Crocus have been up and opened for about a week and the daffs and tulips are a few inches tall but remain unopened.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2008 at 4:34PM
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kelleynelson

I'm starting to see my dormant seeded poa supina bluegrass starting to germinate! Soil temperatures are finally rising above 50 degrees.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2008 at 5:37PM
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morpheuspa

The forsythia are in bloom, soil temperatures are well over 50 here today, and my dormant seeding is sprouting!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2008 at 7:06PM
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whip1 Zone 5 NE Ohio

Just today I saw the first forsythia bloom. Spring has sprung!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2008 at 8:34PM
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grassman84(MA)

Forsythia started to bloom this weekend (4/12); daffodils started last weekend

    Bookmark   April 14, 2008 at 2:26PM
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grayentropy

I'm too in MA and can confirm the start of forsythia bloom. Spring has sprung!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2008 at 12:05AM
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itb76

Sorry I didn't see this post before, I was probably out skiing! :D I'd say the forsythia started blooming last week here in West Michigan.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2008 at 1:54PM
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iowa50126(z5IA)

Here in North Central Iowa where the farmers are waiting for their fields to dry out so they can plant a record corn and soybean crop...we had 6 inches of rain last Thursday night.

My forsythia bloomed 25 Apr.

My daffodils are only 25% in bloom

We have a frost warning for tonight ... 29F

    Bookmark   April 28, 2008 at 11:07AM
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