Sign of the times. What do you see?
May 8, 2008 9:54pm CST
My irises are starting to bloom so I know that Mother's Day is coming up. The lilacs start to bloom which tells me to plant annual flowers in 2 weeks. The oriental poppy just popped out. So I know it is going to rain. What signs do you see in nature? Do you use these signs to help you garden and how?
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• Lubbock, Texas
9 May 08
I never paid attention to the lilacs, but you're right. Here mine bloom around the first of April. Our latest freeze warning is usually April 15th. I live in West Texas. Here we have mesquite trees. If they've started to leaf out we know there won't be any more freezes this year. I also have a Cassia bush and a mimosa tree. When they put on leaves it's officially spring! When my wild roses start to bloom, I know Mother's day is near.
• United States
9 May 08
We have Albizia julibrissim here which is called mimosa to many and might be what you are have. It has no leaves on it yet. And doesn't until the soil gets warmer. Before we gardened by the moon we gardened by what nature told us. These are some things I noticed the last few years. Isn't cassia beautiful? I love a Cassia grandis that is full of blooms.