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March 17, 2010--Spring Bloom

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Blog entry by Iris43 posted 03-18-2010 03:08 AM 1064 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Warm temp again today. The gardens are calling to me…....I know it’s too early to do anything. But I had to look again, just ‘look’.

Things are pushing through the leaves and dirt. The sun is luring little things into showing themselves.

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It always surprises me how quickly these little flowers pop through once the sun begins to warn the soil.

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Lenten Rose——-just in time for Easter.
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Snowdrops peaking through…..............
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Daffodils with buds showing….............
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Primroses…..
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And my favorites, starting early….....................iris danfordiae…...
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-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'



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jroot

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posted 03-18-2010 04:27 AM

Beautiful, Iris. I didn’t get a chance to check here for newer development, but I think your garden is definitely ahead of my garden.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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sharad

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posted 03-18-2010 08:32 AM

What a beautiful beginning. When suitable conditions are established the nature never waits.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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davidc61

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posted 03-18-2010 08:57 AM

so nice to see the start to a new season in the garden

-- David, Adelaide South Australia. Every day I wake up breathing is a good day!

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 03-18-2010 02:25 PM

Iris, thank you for the lovely pictures of your garden waking up. So far I haven’t seen any sign of my snowdrops or crocuses. Maybe something ate them. Are the little yellow flowers Aconite? My honeybees are growing impatient for blooms. They were attracted to my neighbor’s bird feeder yesterday. I imagine they must put some sweetener on the birdseed and that is what was attracting the bees. C’mon flowering plants!

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Iris43

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posted 03-18-2010 02:31 PM

jroot, last year the little iris pushed it’s way through the snow, and if the forecast is right for the wkd. it may be peaking through the snow again. Once the flowers start, I hope we don’t get some big, bad weather for a prolonged period of time.

You’re right, Sharad, nothing stops the garden from moving ahead with the weather. Every day something new is happening.

david61, I am looking forward to seeing what will happen in your winter garden.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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sharad

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posted 03-18-2010 05:10 PM

Iris I liked the blue iris. Can it be cultivated in tropical weather conditions? Your Daffodils reminded me of the poem “Daffodils” by the famous English poet William Wordswort. The last four lines are lingering in my mind. Waiting for your Daffodils to bloom.

“For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils”

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Iris43

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posted 03-18-2010 05:35 PM

Robin, the little yellow flowers do look like Aconites but they are little crocuses just breaking through the ground. They amaze me as they continue to grow even as they bloom. The bloom will get bigger.

Sharad, I’m sorry I can’t answer your question. They grow here, and come back year after year. They are a small bulb that I planted years ago. So they seem to need the extreme cold of our winters for a rest period.
BTW, that is a very appropriate poetry quote by Mr. Wordsworth. 8^)

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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dini

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posted 03-18-2010 06:27 PM

Sharad, you could probably grow them, but they would require quite a bit of work. You would have to pull the bulbs every spring, let them dry all summer and autumn, and then keep the bulbs COLD for several weeks before replanting them, and even then they probably wouldn’t last more than one or two years. They really do need the severe cold to be perennial.

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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Bon

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posted 03-18-2010 10:12 PM

Wow your gardens are sure waking up Iris.I miss the early spring flowers here.I haven’t gotten around to planting any yet.You can’t help but smile when you first see them just knowing what else is coming soon.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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sharad

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posted 03-19-2010 10:30 AM

Thank u dini. You have given me some hope for trying this plant. I will check first if it is available with any local nursery.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Greenthumb

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posted 03-19-2010 01:27 PM

sweet little surprises

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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Iris43

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posted 03-20-2010 01:59 AM

Our weather has continued to wonderful (although a little scarey, wondering what’s coming with such aberrant weather). Despite vowing I would not try to get into the garden as it’s way too early, I finally had to give in. Little things are pushing their way up. They don’t seem to care that they may to freezing in a couple days. I had to rake some of the leaves and debris out of the garden.

I am going to BC for the next 2 weeks and unless winter returns for that length of time many spring flowers will be in full bloom and I won’t be able to rake without damaging them. So I spent the last 2 days outside in the garden, glorious!

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 03-20-2010 02:12 AM

Iris, I was outside this morning doing the same thing, cleaning away leaves and trimming dead branches left over from last fall. I uncovered several snowdrops! Spring is indeed here. Have a great time in BC!

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Iris43

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posted 03-20-2010 02:37 AM

Thanks Robin. I will be visiting my son and family as well as 2 of my brothers. I plan to take my lap-top with me so maybe I’ll be able to keep in touch with GT.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Bon

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posted 03-20-2010 03:13 PM

I’ve been busy outside too Iris.Got the leaves all raked out of the garden and even put in a new garden for veggies.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Iris43

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posted 03-20-2010 03:18 PM

You have been busy, Bon! I think it’s too wet to dig here, and now today the temp has dropped like a brick. As much as I don’t want to wish anybody nasty weather, I am hoping that it stays cool for the next 2 weeks to hold the gardens in a ‘holding pattern’.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Bon

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posted 03-20-2010 03:41 PM

Can’t dig here yet either Iris the ground is still frozen.The soil around my bean poles is thawed out though so I am going to plant some peas real soon around one of them.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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MsDebbieP

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posted 03-20-2010 09:30 PM

wow – I’m getting the shakes—your beautiful flowers are very spring-spiring.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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soobee

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posted 03-27-2010 04:48 PM

lovely lovely….

-- bee with what is...:) soob

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