Whoo Hoo! It's the 1st day of Spring!

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I found some flowers coming up in our flower beds already and I can't wait to see what they are!

Happy Spring Everybody!


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    You sound like my wife, Terra. She's already dragged me outside to show me the tulips coming up, and has called our daughter to wish her a happy spring.

    By the way, it could be tulips you have popping up. They're always the first thing to show around here, anyway.
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      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      You sound like my wife, Terra. She's already dragged me outside to show me the tulips coming up, and has called our daughter to wish her a happy spring.

      By the way, it could be tulips you have popping up. They're always the first thing to show around here, anyway.
      LOL!

      I already texted both of my daughters "Happy Spring"!

      I think I would like your wife very much.


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        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        Dennis, your wife is named Terra also ??

        Hahaha!

        I can see how you could interpret what Dennis said that way.


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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        Dennis, your wife is named Terra also ??
        No, my wife's name is Alison. I used "Terra" because I was addressing her, but I can see why my wording made you wonder.
        Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

        Maple tapping was delayed because the sap was still frozen in the trees.
        My son-in-law has his trees tapped. We'll be getting some home-made maple syrup again this year. Something a lot of people don't know is that you can make "maple" syrup from all kinds of trees, it doesn't have to be maple trees.
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          Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

          No, my wife's name is Alison. I used "Terra" because I was addressing her, but I can see why my wording made you wonder.

          My son-in-law has his trees tapped. We'll be getting some home-made maple syrup again this year. Something a lot of people don't know is that you can make "maple" syrup from all kinds of trees, it doesn't have to be maple trees.
          I could be wrong, but I think Maple Trees are the primary tree because of their abundance and the high sugar content.
          But you are correct you can make syrup from almost any deciduous tree. They are tapping the trees now. only a couple weeks behind and we do have some warmer temps. coming in.
          A little trivia. With over 125 species and around 100 subspecies of Maple worldwide, only 13 are native to North America.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
            Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

            I could be wrong, but I think Maple Trees are the primary tree because of their abundance and the high sugar content.
            I would guess you are right about that. Syrup from other trees is good, but the taste is just a little different from pure maple syrup. Either that or my son-in-law does something different.
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    Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post



    I found some flowers coming up in our flower beds already and I can't wait to see what they are!

    Happy Spring Everybody!


    Terra
    Be careful what you wish for Terra!



    But they are pretty easy to care for, just give them some fresh meat and put some safety glasses on before potting.

    And l flamethrower on standby doesn't hurt!

    Yes, glad you are entering into warmer weather, we are going into winter over here, but at least we don't get slow!

    So unless Planet X, gets any closer or MMGW, starts creating warm ice, in the polar region's, we shouldn't have a nasty winter down here!

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    Dang Shane, how about resizing the image so it fits the forum?
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    I get these adorable little crocuses that grow wild in the grass every Spring. I love them.

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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      I get these adorable little crocuses that grow wild in the grass every Spring. I love them.


      Yep! I have three kinds coming up and I know one is Crocus and I think the other two are Tulips like Dennis said and I think the other just by looking at the leaf/stalk is hyacinth. Like this...



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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      I also have a large Rhododendron budding already too! There's also several plants coming up in the walking gardens here. I'm not sure if they are flowering bushes or just plain bushes.

      If they end up being plain, I'll just have to replace them with flowering bushes.

      I just know that I'm going to love it here! I also have plans to plant some Bee Balm around one side of the big pond in front.

      I haven't decided if there will be a variety of colors like these...




      or just the hot pink.



      Hmmm...decisions.

      I think I'll go multicolored.


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    Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post



    I found some flowers coming up in our flower beds already and I can't wait to see what they are!

    Happy Spring Everybody!


    Terra
    Meanwhile in New York. Todays high was 30F. with a light dusting of snow. Maple tapping was delayed because the sap was still frozen in the trees. The highs for the next 3 days here are Sat. 46, Sun. 28, Mon. 33. I finally figured out global warming. The rest of the world is warmer because all the cold air is hanging out here
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      Almost forgot. Happy Spring to you too Terra
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      Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

      Meanwhile in New York. Todays high was 30F. with a light dusting of snow.
      I guess after the winter we had, my picture does represent a light dusting of snow.
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    Still buried in 3-4 feet of snow here, with snow banks twice as high. 'nuff said.
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    • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
      Happy Spring, Terra and everyone.

      Oh, I celebrated when I woke up to SNOW everywhere once again. Saturday is supposed to be a bunch warmer, but we'll see how that turns out.
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        Guys on the East Coast, yeah, Old Man Winter has been exceptionally cruel to you guys, that's for sure.

        I still have mounds of snow here and there where it is shaded and the sun doesn't reach much, but you know what?

        The Calendar says it's Spring and the birds are chirping, but best of all, it means that Old Man Winter is going to die a slow, agonizing, tortuous death in your parts, rather than being killed rather quickly like over here.

        Does that help? lol!


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          Spring here - hockey season is over and Grandson plays first baseball game of the season in a couple hours (he's catcher for high school varsity team).

          Beautiful sunny day - about 60 but that's good enough for spring.
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