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Author Topic: Harbingers of Spring 2012  (Read 11319 times)
amlithist
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« Reply #90 on: April 25, 2012, 12:50:14 PM »

The mild winter has made my sage plant go nuts!  I've had it for almost 10 years, and I usually have to trim a fair amount of winter kill/dead wood out of it.  Before I could even think of it this year, though, it's gone crazy:  it's coming to the end of a fabulous nearly 3-week bloom (covered in purple blossoms), and it's almost tripled in size. 

My hen-and-chicks have gone wild, too--I leave them out over the winter, and while they usually die back and I have to clean out dead leaves and a few dead plants in the spring, this year they're just loaded with babies, and the main plants are growing huge, too.
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« Reply #91 on: April 25, 2012, 3:17:03 PM »

The redbuds are blooming. Either I forgot how gorgeous they are or they are extra nice this year.
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« Reply #92 on: April 25, 2012, 3:28:41 PM »

And, another sure sign of spring from north of the Arctic Circle:  our local grocery store has erected a hoop-house in the parking lot and set out potted plants for sale!
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« Reply #93 on: April 25, 2012, 3:52:02 PM »

Fresh peach stands on the side of the road.
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« Reply #94 on: April 28, 2012, 12:05:05 AM »

We saw people buying tomato and pepper plants that were already bearing fruit today. And it wasn't small fruit either.
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