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Old 02-14-2018, 05:15 AM
 
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Nothing coming up or blooming here "yet". Ground still partially frozen.


You guys might get 70s Thurs-Fri this week and again Wednesday next week. Jet stream lifting north while dipping in the west so we've switched. The west is getting winter and we're getting Spring now.


Only advice I can say is cover them, but there might be so many nights/days you would need to so not sure if you want to go through the hassle of it.. Just let nature take its course. The little sensitive ones we can find a way to protect but its the crops which we can't. Lets hope the fruit trees don't bloom OR lets hope we don't get a late freeze. Remember Mid March last yr in the south? Or April 6th, 2016?




I don't know how you guys do it. Orlando has 8 days in a row in the 80s now. I saw folks doing landscaping and attending their pools. It's only February. lol
Come down in July when we are in a reverse west wind flow and see what true hell is all about.
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Anyone having this issue??

Mid Feb and we are going to have more winter weather, but two days in a row...60 degrees. I'll have to cover them when the temps go back down to freezing...
yes, ours started a couple of weeks ago and we had an ice storm over the weekend. The bulbs are still jsut fine. We have had this happen many times throughout our years here and when we lived in NO. VA. We still have nice flowers when the time is right.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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We forget just how tough plants are, especially if they're established in good drained loam and are planted at the right level.
Relax.
Where I am in BC it's been -19 C. and then we had a one day "Chinook", or as De Caprio said when filming here: "Global Warming". My chard started to grow.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:25 AM
 
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They pretty much always start poking sometime in January or February a bit. Only in the absolutely coldest years have they not. True in Maryland, and was true in Ohio as well. I consider it normal.

No need to cover them. At this stage they can tolerate temps in the teens.

Daffodils especially. Tulips wait a bit longer, usually.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:36 AM
 
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Oh yes! Bulbs are up and a few blooming down here in Phoenix area, way too early. Daises are even starting to bloom. This has been an unusually warm and dry winter season for us.
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I'm in Missouri...


My bulbs include tulips, daffodils and then later, Daylillies. I never pull up the dead growth around them to end of March...so I don't know if they're coming up or not. I hope not, but wouldn't be surprised if they are, under all the dead stuff. (You know...dead leaves of the bulbs.)


Do you have any dead pine needles in the yard? They would make a good cover for the bulbs.
oh yes, I do, thanks for the reminder...
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Yep. We are getting below freezing night temperatures and slushy rain but the snow drops came up 3 weeks ago and now stuff coming up are crocuses (already blooming), tulips, daffodils, blue bells, tiny grape hyacinths and big pink hyacinths. The peonies and bleeding hearts are just starting to show little red shoot tips peeking up out of the ground. The evergreen primulas are blooming too.
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Peonies and bleeding hearts...? They are very early there...
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:04 PM
 
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Single digits last week, 70F today and the next cold snap is in sight. Daffodils are coming up everywhere
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Ha! I feel your concern GreatBlueHeron. Down here, it's been 'spring' for the past 3 weeks. It almost hit 90 degrees yesterday. With no rain, my trees and plants are freaking out. You being in North Carolina can grasp the situation.
I'm going to buy fertilizer granules and start watering this weekend. The 10 day forecast is showing high 80's.
This is usually the coolest month of the year for us. Not this time around.

Lucky you....a very long growing season
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:14 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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Peonies and bleeding hearts...? They are very early there...

Well, they're always early here anyway because of the mild Pacific coast climate and I'm in a zone 9B microclimate but this year the tips are peeking up and looking around a couple of weeks earlier than usual. I can tell you, they are NOT happy campers today though because last night it snowed all night long and there is still a layer of snow blanketing everything, it's not melting in spite of the sun shining this afternoon. I guess it's just as well the snow is sticking though because it's supposedly going to be getting well below freezing temps tonight so hopefully the snow will insulate their tender tips.


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