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Update On Gardening and Weather in N.W.Indiana and S.Chicago Region 6

Updated on June 28, 2008

Before And Now

Springing Into The Growing Season

Buds are showing color of flowers to come on this dogwood hybrid
Buds are showing color of flowers to come on this dogwood hybrid
Daffodils pushing up to seek the sun
Daffodils pushing up to seek the sun
Barberry that was trimmed back before the leaf buds showed are now beginning to sprout foliage
Barberry that was trimmed back before the leaf buds showed are now beginning to sprout foliage

As The Days Warm, Plants Are Showing New Growth

Just two or three weeks ago everything was hardly peeking out from the long cold winter we experienced last. Now we are seeing the changes that come quickly as the days grow longer and the temperatures slowly edge their way out of the frost zone. There is still a chance that we will have another frost but those days are getting closer to warmth and fast growing times. I actually watched as the dew froze over right before sunup at dawn. It was wet and then it slowly crystylized into a lighter frost than we had the day before.The 10 day outlook is calling for night temperatures to be in the 40's so we have a good span of warmth coming our way. This is the best time to get those early, cool weather crops in the ground. I included some pictures here to show just how much things have changed in a few weeks time. Next week we should be seeing some bright new flowers in bloom.

The Moon Will Be In Favor Of Getting The Garden Set For Early Crops

I will be in the garden this weekend to plant some peas. The almanac says that April 15-20 are the best days for this month. I will also be planting some other above ground crops. You can find these dates in the planting tables of the Old Farmers Almanac. I will be sure to include a new hub for everything I do this coming weekend. I sure hope it does not rain too much.

Mother Earth Is Working Faster Than I Can

I was trying to get this hub finished before the flowers opened. It seems that now that Mother Nature has started her work she has no intentions of worrying about what I am up to. This is what I love about life and the scheme of everything we do and everything that is going on around us. Life goes on with or without us. We are but a speck in the world and the world does not wait for anyone. Best grab what you can while you can and always try to make the best of it. Life is good and we are lucky if we get the chance to be productive members of such an awesome place. Happy Gardening. ENJOY!

Mother Nature Does Not Wait For Anyone

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