Wednesday, May 2, 2018

FIRST BLOOMS

    Just so you know that I'm still not sitting in a snow bank or sleeping in my snow house, here are the first blooms I've found.




    Our plants develop rapidly because we now have many hours of sunlight. The sun rose at 6:03 this morning ans sets at 9:00 PM for a total of 14 hours and 57 minutes of sunlight. The 20 C (69 F) temperature helps too.

   

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  1. Spring must be very welcome there when it comes.

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    1. Because of the long days we have plants develop very rapidly.

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  2. So glad you've seen your first blooms! Plants really do grow rapidly in areas where there is snow. I'm always amazed at how quickly they grow. Enjoy!

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    1. It's the light...the long days.

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  3. 6:02 and 8:34 for us so we are not far behind you but no flowers here yet. Glad you are not stuck in a snowbank:)

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    1. I could still find a snow bank deep in the woods.

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  4. Spring was very late in Europe too which delayed the tulip blooming for us. What are those blue flowers? I should know, but I've forgotten.

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    1. Blue bells. They are very early.

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  5. wow! such long hours of daylight!
    Sydney sunrise today was 6.03 and sunset at 5.32

    Your flowers are very pretty. Are they crocuses?

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    1. It's interesting that you are going into fall and much shorter days. My flowers are bluebells.

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  6. That's interesting. Our sunset today is the same time as yours (2100 hrs) but our sunrise was 0529 hrs.

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    1. So you have a longer day. I must look up again to see how far north you are.

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  7. At last some colour in nature!

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    1. it will come fast now with the long days. Leaves are ready to pop out of the buds.

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  8. Thanks for letting me know that spring has come to Hiawatha House, too! :-)

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    1. We get some very long days now. I love the long days. I can ride bike at 10:00 PM.

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  9. We have those little flowers pop up in late April and early May as well. They're a pretty sight to see.

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  10. Nice to have some flowers for a change, isn't it? Is that blue-eyed grass? I planted some of that last year and it hasn't come up again. I think our clayey soil killed it. :(

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    1. These are blue bells. We do have blue eyed grass in the wild.

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  11. We have a few of those bulbs, too, and they just sprang up here as well. I like them because the deer leave them alone! Glad you're getting some milder weather there.

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    1. Mine are at the side of the house and so far I've never had deer in the area.

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  12. We have signs of life around here, too! I'm so happy about that.

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    1. ...and leaves are just about ready to pop out too.

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  13. Enjoy your spring and summer Red. New growth lifts the human spirit.

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  14. Glad that your spring is on the way. Our lasted about 2 days...seems weather is now 90F today!!

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  15. Yay, flowers! It's about time.

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  16. The colour has returned. Enjoy the weather.

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  17. Its about time! The flowering trees are in full bloom here

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  18. Isn't it wonderful???? (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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