Happy, Happy/bulbs sleeping and winter ending

Mark Mazer markemazer@gmail.com
Sat, 07 Mar 2015 10:07:53 PST
> Can't wait for spring.<

Judy, Earnie;
By the looks of the bird populations headed your way on Southerly winds,
Spring weather is on the way to the I-95 corridor this coming week.

Mark Mazer
Hertford, NC

On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 12:05 PM, Ernie DeMarie via pbs <
pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> wrote:

> Hi Judy et al,
> Glad that some of the freesias made it, I have also noticed that some
> South African geophytes take a snooze for a year even if watered during
> their appropriate season, Walleria gracilis comes to mind as one I have had
> do that.  I also had cuttings of some succulent and decidious twiggy
> pelargonium spp that I never got around to doing anything with, so they got
> planted after missing their winter growing season and many of them survived
> too.  Some plants are just tough, adapted for that occasional severe
> drought.
> Winter's last gasp seems to have been Thursdays snowstorm plus the 2 cold
> nights that followed,, after that it will all melt eventually and I dont
> see really vicious cold anymore in the accuweather forecasts.   What a
> bizarre winter it has been, I thought last winter was as bad as it could
> possibly get, but thi one, while off to a later start, was worse, at least
> for February and the first week of March.  But as a compensation snow cover
> has been excellent, good for most plants but unfortunately could be good
> for voles too.   In about a week or so I think we will finally see the
> eranthis and snowdrops that should have been up by the middle to end of
> Feb.   Can't wait for spring.
> Ernie DeMarie
> in a snow covered Briarcliff Manor with another sanity testing winter just
> ending.  I think I'll sow more seeds........
> Z7 that just barely crossed into Z6 territory once or twice this winter.
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