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John Kirby

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2011, 11:04 AM »
Ah, the joys of "winter", last week -17 and a foot and half of snow in NW Arkansas, this weekend 65 and 100% humidity- in the 20's mid week. Spring, well who knows I think the Rodent was wrong.
 

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2011, 11:27 AM »
Spring is defintely NOT here --at least in Va. Even though we've had temps into the middle 70's and a week with nights above freezing, March is a B(#$@ when it comes to freezes and snow. Too early to repot--unless you want dead trees come April. It IS time, however, to be preparing for repotting season.

Early spring is the most dangerous time for bonsai. Letting warm spells drive your thinking can be disasterous.
 

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2011, 05:56 AM »
Good Morning All,

After those spring like couple of days and nights (was 72 yesterday), the extended forecast has our nights dropping to below freezing starting tonight for the next two weeks and days in the mid to upper 40's. As I said previous I'll wait to repot till March. I did take the time to sift soil and start to get things ready.

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2011, 09:47 AM »
we were given an ice storm, followed by snow, last night.  This week we have day temps hovering around freezing and night temps in the low 20's.  That is warmer than normal for this time of year.  People I know think I'm nuts because I hope for cloudy, dark days, rather than sunny, bright, cheery days, this time of year.  ::)
 

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2011, 07:25 PM »
Darn you southerners to heck, it's been up and down, snow/ice and then 50s, this is the dance we do in the midwest.
 

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2011, 06:30 PM »
The tulip poplar tree at my daughter's school is opening its blossoms. I guess that makes it official, even if there's still some snow on the ground!  ;) :D
 

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2011, 07:06 PM »
My (wife's) trident forest is already in full leaf.  What a difference a hoop house makes.  I can't believe I've been doing without one for so long.
 

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2011, 06:17 AM »
Trees up in northern Vermont are busting for spring, yet it was -5 F yesterday AM. I have brought a few trees into the house in preparation for a Japanese Matsuri. The festival, held every other year, is held at a local college and my club has a display.

I've noticed that one of my blueberries that I brought in has already started to flower, while its cousin in the cold room is just starting to leaf out. It is about two weeks behind. Mother nature is ready, I'm ready.... so I just after to wait till May to get all the snow out!

Jay
 

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2011, 10:03 PM »
Checked a few of my pines today: my ponderosa's buds are still tight, but the buds have started to swell on several Austrians and my Scots pine.

Whee!
 

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2011, 08:06 AM »
D trees, both potted and landscape, have been actively growing for several weeks.  I noticed yesterday that the buds on my JBPs and JRP bonsai are moving.  Frost advisory for tommorrow morning ;D.  My maples, crabs, and hawthorns will get stuffed under the deck...the pines will have to suck it up out on their stands.
 

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2011, 11:14 AM »
Soooo, it rained with mid 40's temps yesterday and this AM. I lost 12 to 15 inches of snow, leaving a good foot and a half in the yard.

With that said, guess what... it's snowing now, temps are currently at 32 and we are expecting 12 inches of new snow.

I guess its out with the old in with the new.

Spring, whats that. I'm glad I brought in a few trees to push for the Matsuri at the end of the month.

Jay
 

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2011, 08:32 AM »
Snow update.... it is now 8 AM and the town plow has just come down my road for the first time. My driveway has been plowed once (late last night) and really needs another one. The snow is still coming and should stop sometime this afternoon. At this time my best guess is this storm has given us 18 inches (or more) so far...... Even with my love of Skiing and winter sport I can say I've had enough......I can't get out and that's OK

Jay
 

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2011, 09:44 AM »
Jay we had about 3"-4" of snow Saturday and I can honestly say that I am tired of it.  I can only imagine what 18" of snow would have done for me.  This has been a long winter.  We had our first snow early and the snow has stayed all winter.  I'm ready for winter to be over and spring to be here (except for the hundreds of trees to repot.....).

Good luck with your snow.
 

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2011, 10:10 AM »
Jay, we haven't had quite as much snow as Don's gotten, but still more snow, and more persistent, than we've seen in 15-20 years. I too am very much ready for spring.

And, this morning before school, my 10-year-old called me outside: "Dad, I want you to see something!" The daffodils have appeared above-ground!
 

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Re: Could it be?
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2011, 02:14 PM »
Good Afternoon All,

Crazy week in St. Louis. Monday 3 inches of snow and yesterday 82 and sunny. Today mid-50's and light rain. We are not projected to be below freezing over the next two weeks. Maybe it "could be". Moved all my trees from the pool cabana and winter storage out  to soak up the warmth of the sun and enjoy their first rain on the growing season. Everything looks great. My third successful overwintering. I am ready for spring. The satsuki's buds are swelling, the quince is about to burst into flower, the maple leaves are popping and everyone is waking up. Gotta love this time of year.

Happy Bonsai!

JRob