Re: [gardeners] Signs of Spring??? -Reply

Penny Nielsen (
Tue, 19 Jan 1999 18:14:08 -0400

Hi Jane

I've had Primroses bloooming for most of the winter.  Granted they are sheltered by the house.  No anemones (sp?).  Don't think they ever did worth a darn here tho I think I put some in last fall to give them another try anyway.

I pushed the crocus bulbs further into the soil tonight when I got home.  It was 9C and the soil was not frozen.  Actually it was cracked like spring soil cause of all the rain.  Don't see any daffs poking up yet.

DH said people were going home to BBQ tonight - it was 52F today - he was out in shirtsleeves.  Crazy weather.  

Penny in Halifax, No.S. zone 5/6a

>>> Jane Burdekin <> 01/19 4:36 pm >>>
Hi Bill,
I have signs of spring.  I have hardy pansies blooming and a primrose!  The
primrose has been blooming for a week, I had no idea it would bloom in the
middle of winter and it's even in the sun right now since there are no
leaves on the tree above it right now.  Gotta wonder about that.  I also
have anemones up but not blooming, and some daffodils are poking their
heads up.  January is definately too early for this here in zone 5.  Has
anyone gotten a Richters catalog yet?  I haven't gotten mine, and I even
ordered from them for the past 2 years.


>Is it bad luck to have three male robins cross the road in front of you?
>They are at least 3-4 weeks early. Maybe all this melting that has been
>going on for two days and expected to continue until saturday has them
>confused. It's currently 6.5C or 42F and rising. Got to get those seed
>orders out. I was waiting to see if more catalogs would arrive but nada.
> (Bill & Chris Loke)[Z4/5 on a good day]
>The Lokeation, RR#1, Kars, Ontario K0A 2E0
>Elderberries have more fun than younger berries!