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Is it spring yet!

 
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I cant wait for Spring!!  What are you waiting for in your yard?  Here are my fiesta glads, a buddy, and other stuff...

Sandy

Edit - the snake is a Sonoran Gopher snake, although we call them bull snakes up here.
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Hi!. Spring did already start here. Maybe it was a 'false start'. Last few days were much too hot for February! Today was fairly normal again, starting with chilly fog and ending with some rainclouds.
Did you know there is a thread with beautiful garden pictures somewhere here on Permies? I think you'll like it!

Hot day on February 25th, 2019. Sketch made in / of my garden
 
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Nope. Not spring here.

It’s supposed to get down to near zero F this weekend. 🌬❄️
 
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I’m just jazzed about it NOT being -17 Fahrenheit like it’s threatened to be tonight. (And not much less bad for the foreseeable future, from what the unfeeling, uncaring weather guys keep telling us.)
 
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But on sunnier subjects, beautiful sketch, Inge! I love the depth and contrast you’ve achieved. Really well done!
 
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Yay, Spring is almost here!  But first, here's my forecast for the next week (starting Mar 1).  These are Fahrenheit
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Gonna freeze sunday and monday night. Peach tree is in full bloom. Not good. Weather cant make up its mind.
 
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Spring won't be here for a while yet. Those cosmos are a beautiful color! The glads are very lovely too, but I'm a sucker for pink flowers in the end.
 
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Well, it's not my yard. but it's the closest I get to it at college- the entire campus. I am looking forward to seeing all of the trees blossoming on campus when Spring arrives. We're still buried under snow in Missoula, MT from the recent blizzard we had this week. But the flowers of all the trees are so gorgeous when they are in bloom! And I love walking on petals during the Spring, because the trees just have such large blooms! It's an awesome sight to behold!
 
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My yearly mourning season has begun. My peach tree is in bloom, with 18*F forcast in the next week. Sniff. They should be safe in my climate, but last frost date is April 15!
 
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Spring? That’s nine months away, isn’t it?!

Officially just entered Autumn, though the four season calendar doesn’t really translate that well here.

After a very hot and humid Summer it’ll be nice to experience the cooler months. Though I will particularly miss daylight saving time: going to and getting home from work in the dark is depressing.

To all the cold weather Northerners, hope you enjoy the thaw and coming warmer months.

 
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We only have three seasons, Ice, Mud, and Dust. It appears to be mud season, but I’ve been fooled too many times to believe that. Mud season is a three day period in June before the false rains start. The false rains are common here. You see them, fall, can feel it on your face, watch them physically land on the plants, but magically disappear leaving the dust undisturbed. The great America desert, a hell of a place to garden!
 
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I was walking around looking at my spring bulbs this morning. They are bravely peeking out of deep leaf mulch and already have frost bitten leaf tips. The coming polar vortex will undoubtedly nip them hard. I wish I had a stash of extra leaves lying about. I would cover them with light weight leaves. But what wasn't needed for mulch last autumn was mowed under trees, and those leaves aren't even visible anymore, having worked their way down through the grasses and clovers and herbs to the soil. I am sure the bulbs will survive. They are buried deeply enough in the soil and are well mulched. But that first harbinger of spring is not looking particularly spring-like today.

We were discussing this morning how we want to celebrate the equinox this year.  DH wants to fire up the grill even if it is still cold. He says perhaps that will encourage the warmth to return. 😺

I am so ready for spring, so ready for warmth, planting, robins...
 
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S Smithsson wrote:I cant wait for Spring!!  What are you waiting for in your yard?  Here are my fiesta glads, a buddy, and other stuff...

Sandy

Edit - the snake is a Sonoran Gopher snake, although we call them bull snakes up here.



I should have clarified those pics are from last year - here is what we have right now:

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S Smithsson wrote:

I should have clarified those pics are from last year - here is what we have right now:

I thought it was a bit early for a snake to be about!  I've had tulip leaves up and daffodils budding for over a month. We were ready for spring, and then Mother Nature dumped snow and below average temperatures on us. But Junina (goose) laid an egg yesterday, so she seems to be ready for spring even if Mother Nature's gone back into hibernation mode. Soon, I hope.
 
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I can't wait for Spring either! It's my favorite season. I have a bunch to get ready. In the next few months the following changes will occur:

13 more fruit trees in the ground

16 more chickens (first, an upgrade to the coop)

Finishing up the fish pond (the fish are on their way!)

Completing 2 seating areas

Getting home mushrooms started

3 trellis areas to set up

A veggie garden to start for the season

And I'm tired already!

 
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Kelly Beck wrote:I can't wait for Spring either! It's my favorite season. I have a bunch to get ready. In the next few months the following changes will occur:
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And I'm tired already!



Wow that is a lot!  And heard you guys got snow last week! :)

Only thing new for me this year is getting new chicks - this will be interesting since I have never raised them from tiny, always got "teenager" chickens.  Trying to figure out how to keep them in suitable conditions without the cats getting them until they can go outside!  

Sandy
 
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I put my chicks out at 6 days from hatch into their new coop in late September. I didn’t want to. I would have kept them in the heated garage but DH is a bone marrow transplant recipient and he was nervous about them (so was his doc). It was in the low 30s at night. They had fairly deep bedding and an infrared brooder heat panel instead of the more standard heat lamp. They didn’t even use it that much. I had to stuff them under it one chick at a time at night, just for my own peace of mind. It was a 4x8 ft space, portioned off so they only had access to half—4x4, tall ceiling. There are 17 of them. Now they’re in the former tool shed, a much larger space. The 4x8 coop would be okay for a bedroom only, but it’s been really cold so they’ve had a lot of coop time this winter. They’re tough. They don’t go out in the wind but they don’t seem to mind it was -20 night before last. It’s been a heckuva winter here.

I hope this helps. I’d keep the babies in if you can, but as long as there are enough to snuggle together to stay warm and the space is small and they have their heat source (a heat panel or mama hen heating pad is best imo b/c they choose their own heat level, and no fire danger) they should be fine.
 
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I think it’s safe to say “spring is here” now.

I’m seeing buds swelling on all sorts of trees and bushes, and some birds are starting to build nests.

In my yard today, glorious snow drops:

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S Smithsson wrote:I cant wait for Spring!!  What are you waiting for in your yard?  Here are my fiesta glads, a buddy, and other stuff...

Sandy

Edit - the snake is a Sonoran Gopher snake, although we call them bull snakes up here.



Cool snake you have. And love the flowers.
 
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My plum trees think it's spring! Wish they weren't so ready to bloom yet though with possible late frosts still possible!
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