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signs of spring in the Garden State, NJ

Post by sidpook » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:57 pm



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Post by marceli » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:40 am

Lovely colors! Spring's my favorite season for sure :D
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Post by sidpook » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:42 am

marceli wrote:Lovely colors! Spring's my favorite season for sure :D
Mine also. So energizing!
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Post by canadianplant » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:42 am

Really nice pics Mike. Im glas spring is here for some. What is that black bird? And, it looks like your figs made it?
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Post by sidpook » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:04 am

canadianplant wrote:Really nice pics Mike. Im glas spring is here for some. What is that black bird? And, it looks like your figs made it?
My figs always do well here in NJ. Never ever wrapped them. They are all over in Jersey. Lots of Italians in this region that brought them over from italy. They have become so hardy over the years. My two varieties are also from Italy. The black bird is a Cormorant. They travel through here every year in migration. Here is a better pic I shot of one.

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Post by canadianplant » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:29 am

Good! I just remember your lows dropping pretty far. Chicago hardy fig is apparently from mt etna...

Yes! That is a better pic. We have a family of them here, was 4 the last 2 years, might be more this year. They live my the floodway near my house (im less then a mile from lake superior). I see them every morning in the same light post, kicking seagulls off in the process. Theyre pretty interesting birds and apparently a sign of decent water...
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Post by sidpook » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:26 am

canadianplant wrote:Good! I just remember your lows dropping pretty far. Chicago hardy fig is apparently from mt etna...

Yes! That is a better pic. We have a family of them here, was 4 the last 2 years, might be more this year. They live my the floodway near my house (im less then a mile from lake superior). I see them every morning in the same light post, kicking seagulls off in the process. Theyre pretty interesting birds and apparently a sign of decent water...
Yeah, they are beautiful. I love to see them sunning their wings. I read they do not have oils on their feathers like water fowl, so they need to dry their wings. Makes for a good show.
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Post by hardyjim » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:32 am

Pics look like an alien world-last year the Tulips were done by April 1.

It has been so cold here none of them have even opened yet,that includes
Forsythia and c
Crab apple tree blooms,just relentless cool temps/and now,constant rainfall
already approaching 4" for the month and the heavy stuff isn't even here yet!
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Post by igor.glukhovtsev » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:08 pm

Mike, thanks a lot for the NJ spring tour. Banana plants are lovely. How tall do you expect seeing them in the Fall?
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Post by lucky1 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:22 am

Ah, those photo FELT good.
Thanks Mike.

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Post by sidpook » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:04 pm

lucky1 wrote:Ah, those photo FELT good.
Thanks Mike.

Barb
Sure Barb....weird spring , but it is here at least
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Post by sidpook » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:13 pm

igor.glukhovtsev wrote:Mike, thanks a lot for the NJ spring tour. Banana plants are lovely. How tall do you expect seeing them in the Fall?
Hey Igor: they usually get about this tall...2 pics attached

Front garden Bananas:

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Back garden bananas"

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Post by TimMAz6 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:24 pm

nice color Mike! Keep the photos coming. :D
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Post by sidpook » Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:35 am

TimMAz6 wrote:nice color Mike! Keep the photos coming. :D
Thanks, quick break int he spring weather though: 38 here tonight! BRRRRRRRR!

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Post by TerdalFarm » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:59 am

We have a 34 F (+1 C) in the forecast for later this week. VERY tired of shuffling pots in and out. :x
This is 36oN latitude, for Pete's sake!

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Post by sidpook » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:32 pm

TerdalFarm wrote:We have a 34 F (+1 C) in the forecast for later this week. VERY tired of shuffling pots in and out. :x
This is 36oN latitude, for Pete's sake!
But will 34 really affect your stuff? Esp if it is on the deck or porch close to your condo??
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Post by TerdalFarm » Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:53 pm

Probably not. I'll slide the bottle palms and other tends close to the wall.

I guess I'm assuming that there is a clear line at 32 F / 0 oC where all is well as long as plant tissue stays above. Is that correct?

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Post by sidpook » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:41 pm

TerdalFarm wrote:Probably not. I'll slide the bottle palms and other tends close to the wall.

I guess I'm assuming that there is a clear line at 32 F / 0 oC where all is well as long as plant tissue stays above. Is that correct?
yeah, don't sweat it...give them some shots of Jameson before you go to bed, they'll do well
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Post by TerdalFarm » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:52 pm

This is the Bible Belt. They'll have to make do with a sip of 3.2 beer.

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Post by sidpook » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:05 pm

TerdalFarm wrote:This is the Bible Belt. They'll have to make do with a sip of 3.2 beer.
Aie, I'd never survive!!!!!
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Post by lucky1 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:42 am

sip of 3.2 beer
What is 3.2 beer?
Compost tea? :lol: :lol:
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Post by sidpook » Wed May 22, 2013 6:48 pm

lol
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