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Old 02-07-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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In the 60's today so we went out and lopped off a lot of branches on the backyard Crape Myrtle...got hardly any blooms last year, and it had a lot of suckers sprouting, so we gave it a big trim and haircut today and will hope for more flowers this year. Googled and found out I should have been fertilizing, too. My bad. Sorry Crape Myrtle, I'll feed you this year...
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Old 02-07-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: somewhere close to Tampa, but closer to the beach
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LittleDolphin,

Doing exactly what you have to the crape Myrtles will promote more flowers..as well as a "thicker" overall appearance once the trees start growth in spring...

Crapes are just one of several tree/shrub species which push flowers on new growth as a pose to older growth..so, expect a good show later on

as for fertilizing..when the trees come out of dormancy..go ahead and feed them,just to help them get off to a good start..

The trees ive taken care of aren't fed all that often but do receive yearly hair cuts and always put on a great show once they start flowering in the summer...
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:26 PM
 
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Have to get up early, because there'll be another foot of wet snow to shovel in the morning.

Yay... Spring!

Not.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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my flowers are starting to pop up here in kentucky, maybe a half inch or so out of the ground...spring is just around the corner
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:01 PM
 
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Daffodils are up about an inch to inch and a half. Can't wait to see them bloom as I just planted them last fall.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Spring won't be here for me, but nice to read its reaching elsewhere, so there is hope!
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Flowering quince - first to bloom each year, even before forsythia.


daffodils have been blooming since early January


Coreopsis "Full Moon" is putting out new growth.


Hyacinths are sprouting.


The tulips are starting to poke through as well.


Two weeks ago it was all covered with snow. Gotta love February in NC.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Ooooh, pretty pictures, Paperhouse...makes me want to sing like a courting Cardinal (the bird,that is), and start gathering nesting materials...Spring has come to your corner of the world--tra la!!
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Here in Denver I noticed many crocus' coming up in my xeriscaping. The only other sign of Spring - I think I heard a Mockingbird the other morning. And we've had Robins around our house all winter. Overall, it's been a decent winter in Denver and there's no snow on the ground. In about 3 weeks I'll fill the flower boxes with Pansies on the front porch.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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It's been back and forth between warm and cold here. The Japanese Magnolias bloomed early as usual and then got zapped by a freeze.

My Asian pear is blooming, these will probably end up ruined.


Some woodland daffodils..


Red Maples are flowering too..
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