It's officially Spring!

dublinbay z6 (KS)March 14, 2013

How do I know?

Received my first roses of the season today--from David Austin--They are Munstead Woods and Scepter'd Isle--I'm so excited. Big fat healthy bareroots. They are soaking right now --and tomorrow it will be 70 degrees, so you can guess what I'll be doing!

Or if you can't, you don't belong on this forum!

HHRD--haven't seen that expression around here in some time, but that is how I feel right now!

Oh yes--and nature agrees. Yesterday one of my three forsythia bushes had ONE yellow flower blooming--should be quite a few blooming by tomorrow. Time to start pruning also.

Kate

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seil zone 6b MI

Congrats, you lucky dog! Even my snowdrops haven't bloomed yet here. More snow to come this week too.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 7:11PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Congrats, you lucky dog! Even my snowdrops haven't bloomed yet here. More snow to come this week too.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 7:12PM
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Krista_5NY

Have fun! It is wonderful when the roses arrive.

Seil, I grow snowdrops, too, love those little bulbs.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 8:42PM
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TNY78(7a-East TN)

Woohoo!!! I received my Palatine order today and the bareroots are soaking in my garage! Can't wait to get them in the ground this weekend :) No snowdrops here, but our daffodils are in full bloom....and today was the first day I noticed the quince and forsythia blooming.....spring is here!!!!

Tammy

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 9:21PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Congrats!
Things still asleep here but soon they will springing to life! :)

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 10:13PM
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susan4952(5)

Got my palatine order... 3 soaking in laundry tub. About a month too soon. What can I say? I get anxious and order early. Will pot them up this weekend. Regan, Austin, RV, Heirloom , coming in April.....and snow coming this weekend : C. Send some of that spring our way!

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 10:20PM
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harryshoe zone6 eastern Pennsylvania

Its snowing here. I did transplant two roses this week.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 11:14AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Oh, harry--we need some rose dust to sprinkle on you --so you can jump up and down three times and wish real hard for spring to come to your garden--NOW!

Kate

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 7:01AM
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msjam2

Omg! I ordered Munstead Wood last Friday, and they shipped it today! Since I am in DFW, I am hoping it will get here by Wed. So excited!!

Did you order the ownroot or grafted version of MW?

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 12:14AM
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msjam2

Omg! I ordered Munstead Wood last Friday, and they shipped it today! Since I am in DFW, I am hoping it will get here by Wed. So excited!!

Did you order the ownroot or grafted version of MW?

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 12:17AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

msjam--I think my Munstead is grafted. Ordered it from David Austin.

Where did you order yours? I tried to get a second one with my order last fall/early winter for delivery this spring, and I could not find another one anywhere--all were sold out! Since then, I found a different rose (Pompenella) that I really want, so it all turned out fine, but I'm curious where another Munstead was found after I thought I had scoured everywhere.

I'm excited about it--hope it lives up to its catalog copy.

Kate

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 12:27PM
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ingrid_vc so. CA zone 9

It's the beginning of the most exciting time of the rose year and, best of all, I have many baby roses that will bloom for the first time this spring (I hope!). I'm most excited about Young Lycidas, Lady Alice Stanley, Earth Song and Pink Rosette.

Ingrid

    Bookmark   March 22, 2013 at 7:25PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

In the 30's here with snow still on the ground...:(

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 1:55PM
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