Crocus

Crocus

PostBy: mkline On: Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:03 pm

The Crocus are starting to pop up,down by the crick toothy .Everything is thawed out and muddy here at the house.

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Mike
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Re: Crocus

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:31 pm

KROKUS!! :punk:


:P

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Re: Crocus

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:27 pm

spring isnt far
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Re: Crocus

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:35 pm

Those are aconites. Crocus will be in a few weeks.
Snow drops have been blooming since early January.
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Re: Crocus

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:38 pm

Your season is way ahead of ours. Got nothing here, although I noticed the blueberry bushes are budding. 8-)
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Re: Crocus

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:26 pm

Noticed a lot of daffodils & my rhubarb coming up most of the rest of the yard is still snow covered.
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Re: Crocus

PostBy: mkline On: Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:22 pm

How did I know Smitty would be thinking of that Krokus toothy .I was thinking the same thing when I was posting the pics.Thanks for the info tsb.They bloom in the same spot so I was just thinking they all were the same bop2 .

Mike
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Re: Crocus

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:06 pm

I still have snow in my back yard, I'm at higher elevation on the north side of a hill though. It was just yesterday the grass started appearing again.
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Re: Crocus

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:14 pm

Only places I have exposed grass is over the septic tank, and where I plowed. Still 6" of snow average, with piles a couple feet deep.
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Re: Crocus

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:14 am

SMITTY wrote:Only places I have exposed grass is over the septic tank, and where I plowed. Still 6" of snow average, with piles a couple feet deep.


I only got about 8 inches during that storm. ;)
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Re: Crocus

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:03 pm

LUCKY! :D

We got 2' with 5' drifts here and there. The 6" that's left is after 2 weeks of temps hitting the low to mid 40°s. LOTS of snow melted, but still quite a bit left.

COME ON SPRING!! :whip:
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Re: Crocus

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:37 pm

My bride does the HAPPY DANCE when her Cocuses start coming up :D Remember happy wife, happy life :roll:
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Re: Crocus

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:06 am

You guys must be at least a month ahead of us...season wise. It is snowing and blowing here, still in the deep freeze. The big ice cube called Lake Champlain will keep it cold here for at least another month and a half.
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Re: Crocus

PostBy: tsb On: Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:10 am

If we don't get a good freeze this weekend, the maple sap season will be over.
Don't know if they even started up north yet.
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Re: Crocus

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:53 am

Sap seems to be flowing well here tsb, many here have gone to blue bags to collect sap & they are filling fast & some have been replaced at least once already. Hopefully it will make up for the crap year they had in 2012.
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