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Old 02-24-2011, 09:31 AM
 
Location: in your dreams
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In Central N.C. I have trees budding out, my daffodils are about 8 inches tall, crepe myrtle is showing shoots, it was in the 70's today, dang!! at this rate, I may have to mow the yard before long.

Yup! In NC too! Can't wait for it to warm back up now! lol
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Ugh...I just know we're in for a terrible killing freeze. This seems to happen every several years...especially when things start sprouting early.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Well, I'll report back late April/early May! Still have over a foot of snow in my yard!
LOL Susan!
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Anyone else seeing "budding" trees? We are and its too early!!

Anyone else seeing really earlier than normal sprouting of some trees?
I guess it depends on where you live. My plum tree was full of blossoms in late January. Got oranges and lemons as well.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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I guess it depends on where you live. My plum tree was full of blossoms in late January. Got oranges and lemons as well.
Sure does... we have 72 forecasted tomorrow (Sunday) while my friend up in Minnesota is shivering at -12 right now! BRRR for her! LOL.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Tennessee had an early winter so it does not surprise me that we got an early spring. Everything is budding here and the daffodils are all out. It's only a few weeks early for us, really. Sometimes it gets cold, even in April, but pretty rarely. I'm going to dig out the daffodils, today, and see if any of the tulips are coming out. Lots of buds on some trees, too. It will be in the 70s today and tomorrow and was in the 70s a couple of weeks back.

Now, if it is warmer in Buffalo, Minnesota or Indiana, well that's just bizarre and they run the risk of having everything die off.

That's why I love Tennessee!

Oh, and those are Japanese beetles, not lady bugs.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:02 AM
 
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I finally saw some geese flying over head in a large flock. Its hard to tell whether they were locals just moving from a lake or field to another or were actually heading north. If they are really high up, then they're heading north. These were not really low but not really high, either. The snowdrops are blooming more now, a good half dozen. The daffodils are 4 and 5 inches high. Its sunny and seasonable in the 40s here in SE PA.
What else is a big sign of Spring that we wait for? Can anybody guess? I'll give you a hint, its something you listen for, you probably won't see it.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:16 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I finally saw some geese flying over head in a large flock. Its hard to tell whether they were locals just moving from a lake or field to another or were actually heading north. If they are really high up, then they're heading north. These were not really low but not really high, either. The snowdrops are blooming more now, a good half dozen. The daffodils are 4 and 5 inches high. Its sunny and seasonable in the 40s here in SE PA.
What else is a big sign of Spring that we wait for? Can anybody guess? I'll give you a hint, its something you listen for, you probably won't see it.
I heard frogs for the first time today!
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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I haven't seen anything (I don't pay attention lol) but I've heard that there's some budding going on around here, so you're not alone. That warm spell may have woke them up.
Okay I can now confirm that most trees have buds on them, it truly boggles my mind since it's February and it's not really that warm (40's & 50's as of late), it's not cold but I wouldn't expect buds in this weather.

It's mostly the smaller trees with them but some large ones have a decent amount too.

I remember a couple of years ago we had an early heat wave in April, it was in the 90's and the landscape was still mostly dead (minus the grass), by the end of the week it was nothing but green. That was the fastest transformation I've ever seen.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:40 AM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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Default Sorry about the photo quality

Infamous92, I took these pictures with my phone. I'm sorry for the poor quality. I'm still not very good with it.

These redbud trees started budding in mid-February. They're not fully in bloom, but they're getting a good start on it.





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