Flowers sprouting already in Michigan!!

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  1. valschickens

    valschickens Big Brother's Watching

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    This abnormally mild winter here is playing games with the bulbs! There are shoots sprouting up everywhere! :shrug:

    Mother Nature's confused.
     
  2. sullen

    sullen Question Answerer

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    I was mulching in January yesterday......they got a big kick of having to dig out some mulch in January at the feed store....
    And I noticed some of my bulbs coming up, too. They will be OK. That's what mulch is for.
    Good thing is my driveway is not the usual sheet of ice it is this year.
     

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    I know all my black berry plants are already budding my clover is sprouting. If we get a hard freeze like we still need to have the black berries and clovers are doomed. It sure is the warmest winter I have ever been threw.
     
  4. Pony

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    Noticed that the kitty willows are budding here, as is my new cherry tree.

    This is gonna be ugly when (if?) the frost hits.

    Pony!
     
  5. valschickens

    valschickens Big Brother's Watching

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    All I need to see now is a robin!
     
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    The other day, I read that the Winter of 1950 had temps in the same range as we are now experiencing. I hope it's just a cycle.

    I also hope my berries and cherries don't bloom too early and die on me. :(

    Pony!
     
  7. sullen

    sullen Question Answerer

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    I would like to thank everyone for not screaming "global Warming". :bdh:
     
  8. valschickens

    valschickens Big Brother's Watching

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    El Nino perhaps.
     
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    I planted two peach trees last spring. They're now budding.
     
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    Snowing here today! Two days ago 65 degrees. The weeds were growing so vigorously I had to get out and weed the herb garden. Some of the annual herbs like calendula never died out this winter and are trying to grow back. I am not sure if this is a good thing or not.
     
  11. Ramblin Wreck

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    wow. I'll check my bulbs this weekend, but I had one apple tree that hadn't even shed all its green leaves two weeks ago. Sheesh.
     
  12. hillsidedigger

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    65 degrees with heavy rain and tornadoes reported in the area here today, a little unusual but not conclusive. Red maples briefly turned red this week 10 years ago in 1997 but didn't stay that way although the rest of that winter was fairly warm.
     
  13. SouthWesteader

    SouthWesteader Gardener

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    Maybe it's Global Warming? :p :hobbyhors
     
  14. Beltane

    Beltane Enjoying Four Seasons

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    My bulbs are popping up here as well...right now it is 54 degrees at 10:18 PM on January 5th. You don't have to call is global warming...but something is definitely going on! :)
     
  15. Alice In TX/MO

    Alice In TX/MO More dharma, less drama. Supporter

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    Fire ants merrily building their little castles in the yard, lizards everywhere, and a green sticky fingered tree frog by the front door.

    What happened to winter?
     
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    I havent moved the snow shovel once since I dug it outta the shead in the fall. So wierd. Gotta check my daffidills tomorrow.
     
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    Yep they are popping up. About 2" tall
     
  18. zealot

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    They normally pop up in midwinter, at least around here. By spring they are ready to flower, after a couple of months of slow growth. The garden lilies came up before Christmas here, and I'm still watching for the daffodils.