02-11-2013, 09:38 AM
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  • mikeperry
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Yesterday I noticed the first Crocus 'Ard Schenk' of the year beginning to pop up in our street common ground areas. So far I've planted 758 Spring flowering bulbs in those areas (every November I try to get out there at least once and plant a few more)...

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Crocus 'Ard Schenk'



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Crocus 'Ard Schenk'



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Crocus 'Ard Schenk'



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Crocus 'Ard Schenk'

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 02-11-2013, 09:42 AM
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Beautiful, Mike!! Even by Texas standards, we've had little winter and the signs of Spring are arriving.

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 02-11-2013, 09:43 AM
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I wish spring was on it's way here too Smile. We have a foot of snow.

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 02-11-2013, 09:47 AM
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(02-11-2013, 09:43 AM)tgutc Wrote: I wish spring was on it's way here too Smile. We have a foot of snow.

Yes, it's easy for some of us to forget that other areas are not exactly basking in the sun these days. To all of you, stay warm and safe!

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 02-11-2013, 09:51 AM
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For those buried in snow and freezing temps be safe.

Spring, is around the corner. Here in Arkansas I have heard the Chorus Frogs already.

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 02-11-2013, 09:56 AM
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Well today, it is ice, slush, and light snow. Even the squirrels are undercover. Maybe in April we might start to see something bloom.

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 02-11-2013, 09:56 AM
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Living in Massachusetts, whoever this Punxsutawney Phil is who said that spring was coming early: it isn't funny! Before we got 25" of snow in one day, I could start to see some tulip growth in our front yard.

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 02-11-2013, 10:08 AM
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Cold, snow, ice. Nice here.

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 02-11-2013, 11:17 AM
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Ah spring, it signals scorching heat and horrid summer months for me. Sad

Winter is the good time here.

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 02-11-2013, 12:28 PM
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Wow, beautiful flowers, Mike!

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 02-11-2013, 04:19 PM
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Nice! Oh how I miss living in the south, it will be some time before we see our first spring color up here.

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 02-12-2013, 08:21 AM
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  • freddy
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Mike, your photos of flowers, your back garden, your son "shaving", etc. always put a smile on my face and let me know that, yes, sometimes all is right with the world. Thank you for sharing them. Smile

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 02-12-2013, 02:27 PM
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Mike, If you are very close to Shaw Gardens? They are quite spectacular! I overhauled the Linnean house there a couple of years ago, and have to admit it's one of my favorite botanical gardens.

Nice to see some signs of spring!!!

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 02-13-2013, 08:44 AM
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(02-12-2013, 02:27 PM)Nickadermis Wrote: Mike, If you are very close to Shaw Gardens? They are quite spectacular! I overhauled the Linnean house there a couple of years ago, and have to admit it's one of my favorite botanical gardens.

Nice to see some signs of spring!!!

Hi Eric

I'm abut 30 miles directly East of Shaw Nature Reserve. I've only been there once, but as you say it's "quite spectacular" and definitely worth a visit... I (the family) must try to pay a visit this year.

Very! cool you did so work there Thumbsup

If you have an interest in Missouri native plants I can highly recommend attending any event with Scott Woodbury (Whitmire Wildflower Garden) as a speaker.

Take care, Mike

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 02-16-2013, 08:28 AM
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Mike,
Wow, beautiful. And a good ways off for us yet.

Can't believe you had the nerve to post these pics after posting on my Nor'easter threadSmile

You'll have to show pics when the other 758 bulbs are in flower.

Phil

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 02-16-2013, 09:14 AM
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(02-16-2013, 08:28 AM)PhilNH5 Wrote: Wow, beautiful. And a good ways off for us yet.

Can't believe you had the nerve to post these pics after posting on my Nor'easter threadSmile

You'll have to show pics when the other 758 bulbs are in flower.

Hi Phil

Thank you Blush

I'm cheeky like that Tongue

Will do, but I've "generally" planted them in groups of 10 to 12. Just dig a random hole (no deeper than 150mm/6inches) big enough to layout 10 to 12 bulbs in -- so the Spring bulbs are randomly scattered amongst the 4 common ground areas in our street...

Take care, Mike

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