Perennials starting to grow already!

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Michael W. Smith, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Michael W. Smith

    Michael W. Smith Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone else noticed that some of the perennials are starting to grow already?

    Here in PA, we have had a much warmer winter than usual with really only 1 or 2 snowfalls that amounted to nothing. I noticed that the hardy mums that died back are now starting to send up new shoots along with the sedum.

    I guess I better get the old dead stuff cut off right now!

    How about anyone else?
     
  2. tchan

    tchan Well-Known Member

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    A lot of mine didn't even die out all of the way so far. But the maximillian sunflowers and dianthus are growing fairly well even with a little bit of snow still on the ground. I noticed the lawn is slowly growing again. I might be mowing in March this year!
     

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    MaineFarmMom Columnist, Feature Writer

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    I noticed swelled buds on a maple tree this morning. =(
     
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    Daffodils are up 4 inches here (N.C.)
     
  5. Ninn

    Ninn Custom Crochet Queen

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    Here in Susquehanna the decorative sumac are leafing out already, and the lilacs are budding again. (The did this once already and then died off in the frost). We are going to have a much longer growing season this year, and not enough water to grow with. Rainfall Catch Systems are gonna get real popular around here, I bet.