Ahhhh, Spring!

Red Maple Blossom - Blossoming early this year.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
April 1, 2010 3:20pm CST
Yes it has been really nice here for March in Minnesota. No snow fell this month at all which I think is a record actually. In my 36 years here I can not recall no snow ever in March. Anyhow, things are popping up all over the place. Lilies, lilacs, Astillibes, other flowers. And this is a shot of my Red Maple tree starting to blossom as well. All a lot early for us Minnesotans. Is your spring early this year as far as blossoming plants/flowers? As always..... HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
1 Apr 10
We have daffodils all over the place here. They started popping up almost 2 weeks ago. The kids and I planted some marigolds today in the flower box on the front porch. I think my daughter got a little carried away with the seeds though. The wind got a hold of some of them so, who knows were there will be marigolds soon.
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
1 Apr 10
Thinking about your wind blown marigolds. It will be fun to keep an eye out for them.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Apr 10
I plant gold marigolds around my lily beds to keep the rabbits away. It is the only color that the smell deters them from eating my lilies. A trick I learned from a friend here on myLot. As always..... HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Apr 10
hi Grandpa Bob here in California its hard to tell the seasons but we alwayss have some things blooming in the yards around here. the jacaranda trees are just popping out in a blue purple haze of blossoms all over the trees. they are so pretty too, specially if there is a streetful of them as it makes a long lilac colored row of trees, they bloom first then the leavesall pop out. really so beautiful too.also we have smaller trees called crepe myrtles in pastel shades that are very pretty.lilies grow here but sadly no lilacs guess its the wrong climate for them.Star jasmines are in bloom now too and smell so good.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Apr 10
Never heard of the trees ya mentioned. I lived in Florida one winter and hated it. Christmass without snow isn't right. As always..... HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
1 Apr 10
Lilacs and things like tulips have to have freezing temps to set blooms. When I lived in California I really enjoyed seeing the Bottle Brush trees. I do not recall seeing a jacaranda. There were lots of Oleanders, and Poinsettia bushes near San Diego, where I lived. Crepe Myrtles are more like bushes here. @Grandpa Bob, you have probably seen Crepe Myrtles, I saw some when I was in your city, but it will be May or June before they will bloom there.
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@hotsummer (10376)
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
it is nice to know that you have so many blooming flowers right now in your area. we don't have spring in my country. but it is quite hot now here. and i am happy to see lots of flowers up in my banana tree. and this is the first time we have a banana tree having flowers. and soon it will be big bananas. i guess after two months they will turn into big or long bananas. it is quite fun to see this banana flower right now. as we are living in the city rarely i see this kind of thing. though i see bananas a lot in the market but i don't see much often how the process they went through before they become big bananas.
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1 Apr 10
Well down here in the UK we have had more snow!! It was great fun clearing the ice off the car this morning to go to work, so still winter clothes for us! Enjoy your spring, hope we get some 2 soon lol!!
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1 Apr 10
Hi GRANDPA BOB, We are not so lucky with the weather, it has been very cold and windy, some parts of Scotland has had snow, we had plenty of rain as well so its not a very goode British Summer time here, the only thing that is in bloom are the daffodils at the moment, we are a bit slow here, lol! Tamara
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
1 Apr 10
Forsooth, I have forsythias and they bloomed out yesterday. This is about on time for around here. I have jonquils up and blooming that I do not remember planting. Crocus that I know I did not plant, but they come back every year. I have been good to them and they have multiplied a little. Pretty soon I will have Star of Bethlehem everywhere. Happy Happy Spring.
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@renifa12 (104)
• Philippines
1 Apr 10
wow thats too nice im sure you are so excited about spring,,well i havent experience that one yet but i know its nice
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
1 Apr 10
I'm glad y'all are having such good weather. It is beautiful here. Spring is my very favorite season. Things get so ugly in the winter & i just love seeing everything greening up & blooming. Guess we are pretty much on track here.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Apr 10
Asiatic Lilies - Just a few of the 100 + Lilies I have planted.
I actually prefer winter. I love the snow and cold. Better than the heat and humidity here. Here's a photo of a few of my Asiatic Lilies sticking up now. As always..... HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
2 Apr 10
not me, i don't mind the cold because i don't have to get out in it anymore but i never have liked snow.. hope to see your lilies when they are blooming. Have a good weekend.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
1 Apr 10
This all sounds so beautiful! We had a little bit of snow in March but it didn't stick. I have a long driveway and I have some buttercups blooming down it. I've also seen some little purple flowers popping up out in my yard and in the pasture. They might be lilacs. I don't know. My mother knew a lot about flowers when her mind was still good and she could always tell me what kind they were. I've also seen some trees with white blooms on them all over the place. Kathy.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Apr 10
They may be African or wild violets. I am talking about the little purple flowers. As always..... HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
16 Jun 10
Thank you for the best response! Yes, I believe they are wild violets.
@dragon54u (31607)
• United States
3 Apr 10
Wow, I'm really surprised! I would think that you would have snow in March, especially because we in Ohio did. On Thursday the 25th we had a snowstorm that started as rain, turned to freezing rain then snow. What a mess! Not just a groundcover but 3"! I swear, the snowflakes were at least as big as golf balls, they were HUGE!! Big winds, too. I enjoy winter but I'm glad Spring is here.
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@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
3 Apr 10
The weather has been unusually warm this year, that spring has indeed start early. There are some days where layers are still needed, but most of March was relatively warm. I haven't seen snow since December, except of course for the ones on the mountains. I do look forward to seeing some colors in the plants outside. I am also thinking of getting some plants for inside the house this year.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Apr 10
It does seem a bit warmer than normal for Sacramento. Almost like a Los Angeles spring...
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@hanyelin (125)
• China
2 Apr 10
i like spring very much , i can travel and do many other things , it is very funny .,
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@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
2 Apr 10
Hi Bob, things have been sprouting and blooming for sometime now here on the west coast. It is fabulous, the beautiful fresh smell of the Spring air. I love it as most do! Today we have a storm however, high winds and rain. I hope the gardens don't get too water logged. The forecast calls for only two clear days this coming week. This past march we did have snow too. It was quite incredible and surprising. It so happened that I had to travel that day as well and was a bit reluctant when I seen the snow falling as part of my trip entailed driving a coule hundred km's. All was well. By the late afternoon the sun was out and shinning bright in all it's glory. Great for the drive back. Oh and the Chinese maple is out in full buds and the pear and plum trees are blooming like crazy. Beautiful!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
2 May 10
Mine all bloomed while I Was in Tenn for the month but the rose bushes are all out of this world plenty of flowers on all 3 of them and Tomatoes I pland before I lefy seem to be doing well too
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
21 Apr 10
It seems oddly warm here for april...and we actually have some green grass. Usually we are just loosing the snow by now and its all brown and mucky out. Its early this year!