Re: [gardeners] Spring in February?

George Shirley (
Sat, 14 Feb 1998 06:53:45

At 05:02 PM 2/13/98 +0000, you wrote:
>I've got Blue Pearl crocus and large yellow crocus blooming! 
>What a shock that was to see.  There are hyacinths that will be 
>blooming within the week and tulips that are about 5 inches high, 
>neither of which is in a protected area.  The buds on the little leaf 
>lindens we planted last year are quite swollen (which scares the 
>dickens out of me) and the first dandelion bloomed today.  About 1/2 
>of my perennials have started growing.
>Do you folks have this going on?  I'm worried about losing my trees 
>to a hard freeze.  This activity is at least 3 weeks early for my 
Down here the jonquils have finished their blooming, the crocuses are in
mid-bloom, and the daffodils are going nuts with beautiful blooms. The
amaryllis and lily bulbs have sent up new growth but aren't due to bloom
just yet. The lone Longhorn pepper in the vegetable garden is blooming
again. The bok choy and the chard have bolted and have beautiful yellow
blossoms. The honey bees are working over everything in sight. Tomorrow is
supposedly our last frost day. Went out at 6 am to get the paper and it was
cool enough to make the dawg shiver as she squatted on the wet lawn. ;-) I
still think spring is here and it may be there.