Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Has Sprung, Or Has It?

Does spring make you feel giddy or lazy and relaxed?

The temperatures here in Georgia have finally reached the upper 70s. Yesterday, in fact, the temperature even reached 80 degrees and despite the fact the sky was overcast for most of the day - it was a wonderful day. It feels like spring is in the air and the calendar says it's spring. However, cold weather may not be over yet.

Every year when warm weather begins, I can't wait to start planting flowers and herbs. Then we have another freeze and I lose what I've planted. We've even had snow on April 1 (no joke). This year I'm trying to remind myself that I need to wait until at least mid April before I start buying up herb plants. I can begin to get my flower beds ready and decide where I what to put my herbs this year. We're also working to get the vegetable garden ready to start planting.


Are you feeling the pull of spring? Can you plants flowers already or do you need to wait too?

14 comments:

  1. Hi Mason .. Spring is a tempter isn't it .. we've had temps in the 80s at the end of March .. but also it can be 'freezing' .. we just need to be careful.

    Me - I just love the longer days .. that makes such a difference ..and all the blossom starting to come out, leaves greening etc .. it is a wonderful time of the year .. cheers Hilary

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  2. When we moved to the east coast ten years ago, we were amazed at the profusion of flowering trees, and the variety of colors of azaleas and rhodedendrons in the spring, not to mention daffodils and narcissus and the other early blooms. I am not a gardener, but I am anxious to plant my few pots of herbs on our deck.
    Yes, spring is a wonderful time!

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  3. Mason - I so enjoyed your post! Where I live now, there is no real change of seasons, so there's never that first, delicious feel of the spring. Until my family and I moved to where we live now, I always lived where there were four distinct seasons, so I truly appreciated the coming of the warm weather. I miss that sense of anticipation now...

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  4. I took a walk yesterday ... while it was snowing :/ We have a ways to go still here, but there are more warm days than cold now. I plant a small veggie garden in mid-May, and some say even that's too early because we can get frosts at night still, which will nip the plants. But by mid-May, I'm ready!

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  5. It's been warm for a while here in San Antonio. Herbs are planted, tomatoes are planted and flowering. Trees are blooming and leafing out. I love spring.

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  6. sadly there are no signs of spring here in Michigan this week and definitely not for next week either.

    Today we are under a "winter" weather advisory...ICE......through later today and tomorrow morning. Will be in the 30s through next week. When you live in the midwest you learn to EXPECT SNOW until at LEAST April 15th....

    Enjoy YOUR warmer temps all!

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  7. I'm waiting for my tulips and daffodils to start blooming in the yard, and then lilacs too.

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  8. I am definitely ready for spring and it has arrived in New Mexico with lovely blooms and allergens. I don't garden, unfortunately, but so enjoy flowers and plants in other people's gardens. I have a black thumb.
    Karen

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  9. We're a bit behind you here in Ohio but last weekend I started seeing robins and yesterday my first daffodil opened. Spring's not quite here yet but it's coming.

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  10. I’m not even close to warm enough weather yet. It snowed yesterday. I think I’m quite ready for spring.

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  11. We've already warmed up in Texas. It's been in the mid and upper 80s since last week. That's not to say we don't risk a freeze, but each day takes us farther away from that chance.

    Last year we had snow on the first day of spring. Thankfully, it melted the next day.

    You just never know.

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  12. I've definitely got spring fever this year. Doing a post on it tomorrow, actually! Can you believe it's in the 80s today?

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  13. This is our first year in a place where Spring has any meaning, although it's not here yet. The aspens are budding, but we had a few snow flurries this afternoon. I'm just so glad to be out of the year-round hot, sticky climate of Orlando that I don't care about an official start to Spring yet. And, from what I've been told, it's the spring snowstorms that are the biggies.

    Terry
    Terry's Place
    Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

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  14. Spring? I'm still convinced it's not here till the dandelions bloom.

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