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March Madness or "How I like to garden when its 80f (26C)


By stan510


With me ,there’s a certain temperature that springs me into Spring and action. Today was one of those days as I did some repotting. More to go. I posted a pic here of a Rubber plant “Ruby” that I bought as a 3" plant last summer at Home Depot. Very fast growth. If only all my plants grew so fast. Now,I used a slightly over sized pot because- well,I have plenty of them. I didn’t fill to the top. Maybe only 3/4 of the pot filled and that should allow for a good deep watering.
And the wife and niece went to see “Cinderella”. I took the photos of the palms after being the driver.

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Well, I'd like that certain temperature to arrive also, but right now it's a frigid 24F. I meant to do some repotting yesterday, and I wanted to finish the new sun garden today, but it's cold and windy.

Those palms are so beautiful. I'm hoping my windmill palm someday looks as impressive.

29 Mar, 2015


I'm jealous Stan, its blowing a gale here and the rain is sweeping across, need my wellies even to go down the path, we changed the clocks so now British Summertime has arrived, trouble is Mother Nature has other idea's....

29 Mar, 2015


Well,what we are having isn't typical. This has been the warmest winter and spring we have ever had going back to 1850 records. Our March temperatures are near our usual June averages.
Those movies about big climate changes? Its very close to that.
Laura,that's very cold for Atlanta this time of year isn't it? You could just as easily be seeing 80's also. On another board I saw some photos of Atlanta right now..beautiful blooms bursting all over.

Linc,ha- well, that's what makes England so green. I remember another British gardener told me a couple of years ago "No tree has ever died from lack of water in Britain".

29 Mar, 2015


This has been a very unusual spring - much colder than average. I'd say consistent 70s are more normal for this time of year. Since I'm west of Atlanta in the sticks and the hills, it's generally 5-10 degrees colder here. This will probably be the third year in a row that my Carolina jessamine fails to bloom......these late freezes don't kill the plant, but will stop it from flowering. However, last year on a visit to Atlanta I noticed that the jessamine there was in full bloom while mine was limp and brown and frostbitten.

29 Mar, 2015


And Laura- this has been our third year in a row of warm spring to fall.
Not a coincidence.

30 Mar, 2015

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