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2014 #9: Spring Blossoms

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 05-19-2014 02:35 PM 1292 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Mini-Forest Tally Part 9 of 2014 series Part 10: Walkabout May 25/14 »

We had a very harsh winter this year—very cold, very long, and with no “thaws” here and there to give us (and the plants) a break.

Speaking of breaks—we, in our region, had a LOT of tree damage—not just breaking, but splitting. Whole branches and trunks were shredded from top to bottom, splitting right in two. All the “old timers” that I speak with have never, ever, seen such a thing.

Now.. to the blossoms.
Well, we had some… and they didn’t get hurt by the frost we had yesterday morning .. but there aren’t many blossoms, except on my 2 prairie cherry bushes and my 2 something-or-other cherry bushes.
The large plum and cherry trees had 2-3 dozen blossoms at most. But, if we get 2-3 dozen plums, that would be WONDERFUL.

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



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posted 05-19-2014 10:27 PM

Debbie: I’m glad that your garden is coming alive.

I’m afraid that our fig tree didn’t make it We were getting a few leaf buds and then we had another hard freeze. And as of no nothing is visible on the fig tree.

One of our Crape myrtles is totally dark and the other one has only two branches that have leaves.

I’m sorry for the loss of them.

-- Karson retired in DE e-mail karson_morrison@bigfoot.com

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MsDebbieP

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posted 05-19-2014 10:35 PM

I bet your fig tree will come back.
Mine was mush last spring .. and then over the summer a new tree sprung up.

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

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