warm spell

In the northeastern part of the country we had a beautiful warm day thursday, it was amazing. This gave me a day to some yard work that I did not get to lst time it was this warm(november) I now, am looking forward to spring which will not come fast enough. Though the most snow that we have had in this area was about three inches. So we are probably due for some, though today may be my lucky day. Chuckie in the frozen north, zone 5
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Thank you for sending that warm weather further east for me!
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:) Lynn

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Chuckie wrote:

I am not so happy about these warm spells, especially the ones that come later on. They throw all kinds of timings out of whack. Plants and critters use both temperature and light levels to start their spring-time reawakening processes. These two triggers have been pretty well in synch, but are now becoming desynchronised, with increasingly nasty effects. The further north you go, the worse it is, but the bad effects are sowly but surely showing up further south.
Example: Last year (2004/05) and late-winter thaw lasted a few days too long, thus stimulating my roses to wake up. Then we had the usual "real" winter weather, so that I lost three roses. They were supposedly the hardy ones, too. A less hardy tea rose survived, perhaps responds more slowly to increased temperatures.
I don't think Zone 5 is "the frozen north", BTW. :-)
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Wolf Kirchmeir wrote:

Certainly true here. We've had really bizarrely warm weather through parts of December and now into January. Above 60F repeatedly. I was out adding mulch to some beds yesterday and found that I have many bulbs sprouting along with the Hemerocallis. I'm thinking of taking a shot at overseeding part of my rear lawn if this keeps up.
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I have peonies breaking through, as well as some crocus. I had the same thought about overseeding!
Jacqui

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axeman wrote:

My rosemary is in bloom again today and I saw ground ivy in bllom yesterday.
Kate in Nashville, TN (not so warm right now though)
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what part of Nashville, Kate? I grew up and lived a huge portion of my life in Inglewood on Greenfield Avenue that leads down to Riverside and into Shelby Park, one of my first ethereal experiences with yellow violets .................. madgardener
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madgardener wrote:

Woodbine, formerly known as Flat Rock, which is obvious come tilling time. Close to the fairgrounds.
Kate
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my second husband, father of my youngest son grew up in Woodbine!! Some great memories there (along with the fairgrounds, as I'm old enough to remember Fair Park fondly, and rode the wooden roller coaster the last year it was open, met Janis Joplin back stage at the Women's Pavilion building when she performed there back in the 1960's with Big Brother and the Holding Company, and generally had a blast there until 1992 when I moved here in Eastern Tennessee, boy are Eastern Tennessee folk a whole different breed of cat from Middle Tennesseans.......LOL)
and man, do I miss REAL BLACK SOIL that I had in Inglewood, and took forgranted. My folks grew up in Shelbyville/Columbia/Tulluhoma, so I know the terrain where you live very well. Memories of trips every weekend down 31A is still etched in my brain, which is how I visit my mom who lives now with her baby sister and hubby in Tulluhoma. It's just easier after visiting my daughter who lives in Antioch to careen down Nolensville road and keep going until I hit Tulluhoma.......<g> this year I am determined to find Iris City Irises in Primm Springs. Their iris selections are to die for!! ( I get their catalog and spoken with their expert resident, and this year I am making the trek to get Louisiana iris that are acclimated to Tennessee and some Japanese iris.
madgardener
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the joke on John McGaw in Knoxville is we're currently getting SNOW......................and it's 31o F, dropping tomorrow night into the low 20's. And Jacqui, crocus come up early and then surprise you with their little skirts of bright glistening colors........................my little bulbs are poking out too. Can't wait to see who's survived from last year's first plantings in the new bed. madgardener, up on the ridge, back in Fairy Holler (just about 29 miles from Knoxville<gbseg>) overlooking English Mountain in Eastern Tennessee, zone 7, sunset zone 36

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wrote:

Las Vegas has been on average 5-10 degrees above the norm for this time of year. Spring is here, Ii can feel it. Got on a T-shirt.
I've had giant bird-of paradise flowers thrived and these were planted in November. The one I had in a container from another house had plenty of flowers. New 48" box queen palms (huge) are doing great.
I cored/aerated the lawn in December, threw out some seed that's already up and doing fine, as is some sod plugs. My lawn is nearly ready to mow.
Snow!? I see that over on top of the mountains. I have to check but I think we are at the mid 60 degree point right now.
I'm still chilly because it is below 90 degrees....
Oren "My doctor says I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fiber, and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes."
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