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Old 02-26-2008, 02:43 PM
 
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I'm coming to Atlanta in mid March for a few days, from the frozen midwest. What will the weather be like...anything in bloom yet? What would be some good casual restaurants in the Vinings/Smyrna area? Thanks.

Carolyn
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:51 PM
 
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Mid-march...bulbs will be out. Dogwoods and cherry trees, maybe, if it's mild. Some azaleas...but probably not hydrangeas....
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Roswell, GA
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I'm coming to Atlanta in mid March for a few days, from the frozen midwest. What will the weather be like...anything in bloom yet? What would be some good casual restaurants in the Vinings/Smyrna area? Thanks.

Carolyn
I noticed on my drive to the airport yesterday that the redbuds along I-85 just after the split from I-75 were already blooming -- haven't noticed them blooming farther north than that, but it could be that I've just overlooked them. The one in our back yard in Roswell is at least a week or two away yet. The Bradford pears will probably just be finishing up blooming (typically begin around the first of March), there'll probably be forsythia blooming, and the dogwoods will likely be beginning to bloom. There may well be some ornamental cherries blooming, and even a few early-blooming azaleas.

In short, yeah, there'll be stuff blooming. Of course, there's also a good chance that everything will be covered in a thick layer of dusty yellow-green pine pollen that sort of mitigates your appreciation of things plant related.
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I'm coming to Atlanta in mid March for a few days, from the frozen midwest. What will the weather be like...anything in bloom yet?
Here's what our Cherry tree looked like two years ago on March 18th, and it was like that again last year at almost the exact same time, so we're hoping it'll continue the pattern:




We didn't even know it did that when we bought the house -- we just thought it was a nice shade tree, and the previous owners said it flowered but we didn't realize...

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What would be some good casual restaurants in the Vinings/Smyrna area? Thanks.
We like Garrison's in the Vinings Jubilee area, and also Marlow's Tavern on Cumberland Parkway just south of Paces Ferry.
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:20 PM
 
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NICE! I will always think north Georgia has the prettiest Springtime...
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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NICE! I will always think north Georgia has the prettiest Springtime...
March in Atlanta is a lot prettier than March in the Twin Cities. Pretty flowers are a lot nicer than melting brown piles of road sludge!
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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the daffodils in the city are already starting to bloom now. When I lived in Gwinnett I noticed they bloomed roughly a month later.
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:32 PM
 
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I love this area, but the frost always knocks off the blooms. Im praying this year will be better. cross your fingers!!!
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Dunwoody,GA
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Soho, The Old Vinings Inn, and Canoe are all nice restaurants in the Vinings area.
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Dunwoody,GA
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Canoe is less casual, but offers great views of the Chattahoochee River. Sorry, I didn't see the reference to casual until I looked back.
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