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Old 02-08-2021, 09:30 AM
 
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Looks like the daffodils we just spotted yesterday in our yard. Ours are about 3".
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Old 02-14-2021, 04:57 PM
 
Location: B.C., Canada
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I live in NC and its been really cold. We even got some snow last week. I am wondering what these buds are and why they appearing now? New home owner zone 7b.

Daffodils?

Thank you.



With those plump, rounded tips on them those are either daffodil shoots or hyacinth shoots. I think they are likely daffodil shoots because daffs are hardier and usually come up earlier that hyacinths.

As to why they were coming up at the time you took those pictures it's because ALL of North America is (was) under the influence of a Pacific Ocean La Nina fall and winter this year and La Ninas always tend to confuse bulbous plants into thinking spring has arrived 2 or 3 months earlier than usual. Where I live on the west coast (PNW area) the bulbous plants in the garden all started sending up shoots around the beginning of January this year because of La Nina here being very warm. Garlic, lilies, irises, tulips, crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths, snow drops, lily of the valley, narcissus, blue bells, etc.

Now this month when all the bulbous and rhizomatous shoots are already 6 inches tall or more the changeable La Nina weather has gone and tricked them again. Now we are having a full blown Arctic Blast from the Arctic Ocean sweeping over us with below freezing temperatures, bitterly harsh drying winds and a blizzard of dry blowing particles of ice-snow going sideways like a sand blaster. When the freeze started I had to go out and saturate all the bulbous and rhizomatous plants with loads of water so the water in the soil would insulate the bulbs and roots and prevent them from freeze drying and getting killed. The water did the trick, they have stopped getting any taller and the plump bulbs leaf shoots as well as the roses and snapdragons are bearing up and holding their own - but unfortunately all the primulas and the end tips of the rosemary and the heather bushes that were already fully blooming have all freeze dried anyway and I think the ends of the branches are dead.

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Old 02-16-2021, 06:14 AM
 
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Alliums leaves are already 5". Sedum is breaking ground. The bitter cold did not dent the Cardoon leaves. Ajuga is a nice red carpet. Mahonia is blooming.
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Old 02-16-2021, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Here in zone 8b-9, daffodils and allium don’t grow, because the winters aren’t cold enough. Things are sprouting though. Buds are swelling on the azaleas. It’s time to cut back the roses and the dead wood from last year. Hubby put pre emergent on the lawn today.

The commercial flower beds are planted with violets and pansies. The fun begins.
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Old 02-16-2021, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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My daffodil shoots are a few inches tall now, and my hellebores are fully in bloom. I made the mistake of having two varieties nearby (one a soft yellow/cream color, the other pink) and now they're all a muddy pinkish cream color. I still enjoy them.
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Old 02-17-2021, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Here in zone 8b-9, daffodils and allium don’t grow, because the winters aren’t cold enough. Things are sprouting though. Buds are swelling on the azaleas. It’s time to cut back the roses and the dead wood from last year. Hubby put pre emergent on the lawn today.

The commercial flower beds are planted with violets and pansies. The fun begins.
When I see this thread come up I know Spring is around the corner. Cant believe you guys have things sprouting but you should feel lucky that the Southeast didn't get in on the Arctic Outbreak. It was more focused on Southern U.S. instead.


Nothing blooming here. Still 2 months away. Got 4" of snow on ground down from 12" last week. Another 6" coming tomorrow. Temps not passing 30s here. Everything still dormant.
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Old 02-17-2021, 05:52 PM
 
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Ice flowers on the windows
Daffodils with nice fat buds are buried under snow.
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Old Yesterday, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Ice flowers on the windows
Daffodils with nice fat buds are buried under snow.
It's a winter wonderland here. Nothing is going to start sprouting for at least 6 weeks.
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Old Today, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I just ventured to the garden centers yesterday. There arent a ton of plants yet, but I bought some cheerful red English Daisies and some pansies. It’s about to warm up here for spring.
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