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Usual coastal Spring delay? or later than usual?

Posted by carol6ma_7ari zones 6 %26 7a (My Page) on
Tue, May 3, 11 at 8:08

I'm looking out on the first leaves of rugosa roses, hydrangeas and clematis; all a long way from flower buds. Forget-me-nots are blooming, and dandelions (of course!), not much else. Some red tulips.

It seems to me that, what with the immense load of snow this past winter, and cooler than usual temperatures, Spring has been delayed by a week or 2. How is it in other coastal areas?


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RE: Usual coastal Spring delay? or later than usual?

About as usual this year for me, (Cape Cod) I thought the crocus were a bit late but everything else seems about as usual. I noticed the lilacs are just getting ready to open. I'm thinking w/in a week to 10 days they will be in bloom. Forsythia & daffs are passing, some tulips as well although most are still blooming. Tree leaves are now opening on most of the trees. They are what I call that "young green" color but they're opening & I love seeing that. I'm still waiting to plant most annuals until after 5/15 but some people say after Memorial Day.

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