Hold Your Horses!

@Corbin5 (105933)
United States
February 7, 2017 3:40pm CST
Whoa! Too early little green shoots. It is only February 7th. It is still winter here. You had better go underground for a while longer, or you will be in for a rude-awakening when snow and ice come your way. Remember, you are in the Chicago suburbs, and Chicago suburbs get hit hard with a brutal winter-mix when it is least expected. Even the month of March will, more often than not, have snow and ice in the forecast. The warmer temperatures and no snow have fooled you into showing yourselves far too early. For now, I will cover you with mulch and hope you survive until spring.
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@garymarsh6 (14040)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 17
The daffodils have already started coming up! They are around 10 inches high !
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
7 Feb 17
Oh my, daffodils in February is strange, indeed!!!
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@bunnybon7 (36431)
• Holiday, Florida
7 Feb 17
yes every ones weather has gotten weirder and weirder through the last couple of years. no wonder we have so many sick with weird diseases these days
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
7 Feb 17
Yes, even on myLot so many people are sick. We have had only one snowfall this winter, and that is really strange.
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@DianneN (77844)
• United States
8 Feb 17
I'm happy you are doing your best to protect those green little shoots.
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
8 Feb 17
Well, the poor little things are in for a big surprise if winter decides to return with a vengeance.
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@DianneN (77844)
• United States
8 Feb 17
@Corbin5 Are you getting the storm they are predicting?
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
8 Feb 17
@DianneN No, the prediction for today is for snow showers which results in just a dusting. Then, we are back into the 40s for the rest of the week.
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@JolietJake (51149)
• United States
7 Feb 17
I'm about 250 miles south of you in IL and I have crocus blooming
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
7 Feb 17
Wow. Your crocuses may have a better shot at surviving than those poor little shoots here.
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@JolietJake (51149)
• United States
7 Feb 17
@Corbin5 I just went out and counted, I have about 25 showing blooms...I've never seen them this early in the year.
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
7 Feb 17
@JolietJake They really are blooming!!! Unbelievable! Flowers growing in February boggles the mind! Thanks for that photo!
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@1hopefulman (28331)
• Canada
7 Feb 17
They are very early birds. Way too early.
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
7 Feb 17
Yes, they are in for a surprise when the weather becomes winter-like again.
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@PatZAnthony (12616)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
7 Feb 17
We have these things happen too. Covering it with some mulch does seem like a good idea. Hope they are there when the weather is really ready.
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
8 Feb 17
We have the 20s for two days, and then the 40s for following days. I would be confused too if I were a plant in our area.
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@PatZAnthony (12616)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
8 Feb 17
@Corbin5 Over the years, we have had what our grandparents call a 'false bloom' where things start to bloom and then, oopps, it drops to 30 and everything stops.
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
8 Feb 17
@PatZAnthony I think I remember my grandparents using that term too.
@Juliaacv (30228)
• Canada
7 Feb 17
I was packing things in our laundry room today, and there's a pot of dirt, and I forgot that there are some tulip bulbs in it, and they have sprouted up too.
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
8 Feb 17
Well, you made a great find. I have tried to plant tulip bulbs and the squirrels eat them. Can you plant the bulbs for spring blooming?
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@rebelann (41141)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Feb 17
I don't think anything that's growing will have a problem out this way, we're in the 70s and 80s for now and maybe we'll get back down into the 60s but that's not freezing thank goodness. I'm so ready for warm weather.
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
7 Feb 17
We have temps in the 20s coming this week, and I bet those little things will have a hard time of it.
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@rebelann (41141)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Feb 17
BBBUUURRRRR @Corbin5 that's way too cold for me. All I have growing right now are mostly weeds but I did see a few hollyhock seedlings, I just hope those dang wabbits don't gettem
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@sol_cee (15381)
• Japan
8 Feb 17
Can't wait to see the world.
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
8 Feb 17
Yes, poor little things just want a chance to show themselves.
@Dena91 (4211)
• United States
8 Feb 17
We have the same trouble here. Trees and flowers blooming in Feb. Didn't help it was 70 again today
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
8 Feb 17
Oh wow. 70 degrees really would encourage early growth.
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@Freelanzer (8910)
• Canada
8 Feb 17
Not a chance of that happening here, there is way too much snow on the ground and way too cold.
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
8 Feb 17
Yes, your area has really been hit by snow and cold. It is so strange that the weather here has not been brutal like last winter.
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@TheHorse (65657)
• Pleasant Hill, California
8 Feb 17
What kind of shoots are the impatient little blighters?
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
8 Feb 17
Those are daffodils trying show themselves. I do feel sorry for those little shoots. A nice blanket of mulch should help them a bit.
@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
8 Feb 17
I hope they last until spring. Hopefully the mulch will help a lot.
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
8 Feb 17
Yes, I will do my best to keep them covered.
@allknowing (65008)
• India
8 Feb 17
Nature is fooling your poor bulbs. It happens here as well. Fruit trees flower at wrong times and wither due to rain.
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
8 Feb 17
Yes, Mother Nature likes to play tricks on growing things.
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@amadeo (65592)
• United States
7 Feb 17
well it would be awhile here.The snow will serve as a mulch.Poor man fertilizer Snow.
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
8 Feb 17
Yes, snow definitely is the fertilizer for the poor!!
@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Feb 17
It is kind of you to cover these with mulch. I hope they survive although I guess there will be plenty more in a month or two.
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
8 Feb 17
Well, I will give it my best try to protect them. They are in for a shock when the temperatures drop.
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@Platespinner (16492)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
7 Feb 17
Our daffodils are already 4-5 inches above the ground. The flora thinks spring is here already.
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
8 Feb 17
I was so surprised to see the shoots so soon, but nature has given them the go ahead to show themselves.
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@marlina (73886)
• Canada
7 Feb 17
Yes, better cover them or they will freeze./
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
8 Feb 17
Yes, I did cover them with mulch. Hope that helps.
@jstory07 (66946)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Feb 17
I hope they will not come up to soon and freeze. I hope they will wait.
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
7 Feb 17
Well, we have temperatures in the 20s coming our way, so not sure how well those little things will do.
@sallypup (27054)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Feb 17
I wish. I wonder if we will have a snow storm for Easter?
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@Corbin5 (105933)
• United States
7 Feb 17
I remember two Easters when snowstorms hit our area. I do hope that does not happen again.
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