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Old 02-14-2018, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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[quote=Zoisite;51024259]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.




Hope they do well, those two are among my favorites...
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte FL
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I'm in south Florida..it's been tying records for high temps every day for the past week..mid to high 80s every day and the long range forecast shows no let up..it shouldn't be this hot down here until April..global warming is real..this is tomato growing time down here but too many days of 85* in a row will cause the plants to drop their blossoms..grrrrr..
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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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...

My wild fawn lilies are coming up a month earlier than they did ten years ago. So far, this is the warmest winter on record. I'm afraid the fruit trees will blossom early and then get their buds nipped by the frost. I don't like to have only store-bought fruit, for the whole year.
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:29 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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My wild fawn lilies are coming up a month earlier than they did ten years ago. So far, this is the warmest winter on record. I'm afraid the fruit trees will blossom early and then get their buds nipped by the frost. I don't like to have only store-bought fruit, for the whole year.
This has actually been one of the coldest winters we’ve had down here in a while, only the past two weeks have been unusually warm.
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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So far, this is the warmest winter on record.
Not sure exactly where you are but for Portland it's the 10th warmest. You'll like this new pattern next 10 days if you don't want warmth. Should hold up any blooms wanting to sprout.


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This has actually been one of the coldest winters we’ve had down here in a while.

Yeah, we've flipped in the East. Now we're getting the warmth and worried about the Spring bulbs and blooms.
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:52 AM
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Location: Greenville, SC (as of 9.27.18)
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Many plants that bloom in the early spring have evolved antifreeze compounds in their leaves and flower buds:

https://www.gardensalive.com/product...ng-upin-winter
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:13 PM
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Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Mother Nature knows best. Dont worry about it.
Ditto on this.
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Old 02-17-2018, 03:25 PM
 
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I just saw of mine coming up.
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:01 AM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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Mid-Feb for bulbs in NC is early?
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Old 02-18-2018, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now a Rehoboth Beach Bunny
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Not sure exactly where you are but for Portland it's the 10th warmest. You'll like this new pattern next 10 days if you don't want warmth. Should hold up any blooms wanting to sprout.





Yeah, we've flipped in the East. Now we're getting the warmth and worried about the Spring bulbs and blooms.
Bet those spring bulbs are sleeping now. Visiting in NY and we got about 3 inches here on L.I. It will be gone this afternoon temps in the 40's and sunny.
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