Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Too Far Ahead?

I am in Minnesota. We are about 6 weeks ahead of where we usually are, thanks to the warmest March on record! Needless to say, all of our gardens here are quite confused.

For example, my crocuses are usually the ONLY thing blooming in my yard at this point, while all else is brown. My hyacinths and daffodils are contemplating coming up.... But right now i have GREEN grass, my perennials are ALL coming up, and my Hyacinths are in full bloom. I actually almost missed my crocus blooms because of all the other things coming up!

Super weird = my rose bushes are fully leafed-out!!! This does not happen til mid to late May in a normal year. We are all hoping that we don't get a frost at this point.

One of the strangest occurrence's this Spring happened on the Ides of March...The frogs in the pond out back were already chirping! on MARCH 15th!! THAT was so weird!! We don't usually hear them until May either. AND... We were sleeping with our window open - IN MARCH.

Have you had an abnormally warm Spring? If so, what are you seeing now that you don't normally see at this time?


Terri said...

I'm seeing all the things you're seeing....wondering if it's too early to plant! I'm thinking of trying out some "cold weather crops" and see how they do. :)

Jeanette said...

i was just thinking of starting some lettuce and radishes!! may as well take advantage of the extra time!!