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  1. #1
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    Default Alberta

    Apr 8 Aspen trees started blooming, noticed pollen for the first time.
    Apr 9 saw some yellow pollen coming in, so the crocus must have started blooming.
    Apr 10 first poplar trees starting to bloom.
    Maples starting to bud, and tulips staring to push through the dirt

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    No zipcode.. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.. mayday tree started blooming today. Dandelions have been out for a week or so.

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    Default Alberta

    What is needed:

    •zip code, city or county
    •date when the plant first bloomed
    •name of the plant
    •comments - example: if it was the end of the bloom just add that to the comments
    Regards, Barry

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    Brazeau County, near Drayton Valley, Alberta
    Bees started bringing in bright yellow pollen on March 29th.
    Walked back in the bush and the aspens are blooming and some pussy willows are out.
    Very early for West central AB.
    The first snowdrops (Gallanthus sp.) are blooming now too.

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    Barrhead County, Near Busby, Alberta
    Observed bees bringing in yellow pollen on April 9, 2017
    Pussy willows are out

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    First dandelion today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDT123 View Post
    First dandelion today!
    Wow. Your dandelions are tough! How long since last frost?

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    Frost almost every night! This one is on the south side of the house, but lots of 'greens' showing in the road easements. Coming fast.
    Yes, everything up here is tough! Or it doesn't make it, lol.
    We have more snow coming for Easter, but all the crocus and winter aconite are up and most of the snowdrops (Gallanthus) are blooming. Sweet!
    As in previous post, bees are working mostly willow (Salix) and Aspen (Populous tremuloides)
    AR1 - I used to kill dandelions, til I had bees! Now I think I don't want a lawn, maybe a meadow instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDT123 View Post
    I used to kill dandelions, til I had bees! Now I think I don't want a lawn, maybe a meadow instead.
    I hear you there! The snow fall warnings for this weekend are a little disheartening but I never thought I'd be impatiently anticipating the first dandelions of the year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justbee01 View Post
    I hear you there! The snow fall warnings for this weekend are a little disheartening but I never thought I'd be impatiently anticipating the first dandelions of the year!
    I love acres and acres of dandelions....in my neighbors' yards.

    Idaho Falls (83401) Apricots bulging on the blooms, but have not yet popped. Very few dandelions, but a short yellow ground flower that looks kind of like clover, but not quite. The bees are working it, i need to figure out what it is.
    -- Joe
    "Make your own decision and embrace the consequences." -- jwcarlson

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDT123 View Post
    AR1 - I used to kill dandelions, til I had bees! Now I think I don't want a lawn, maybe a meadow instead.
    Me too. I worked for a year in chemical lawn care. It was decent money for a kid, but even then I thought those green lawn people were crazy. I had one guy walk me all over his lawn, pointing out each dandelion that I had failed to kill! My next-door-neighbor is like that. I wouldn't mind, except that he wilts my grapes every year. Haven't gotten grapes from that row ever since he moved in!

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    Scilla siberica blooming the last 3 days. Snow didn't kill 'em

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    First crocus blooming today

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    AR1
    Me too. I worked for a year in chemical lawn care. It was decent money for a kid, but even then I thought those green lawn people were crazy. I had one guy walk me all over his lawn, pointing out each dandelion that I had failed to kill! My next-door-neighbor is like that. I wouldn't mind, except that he wilts my grapes every year. Haven't gotten grapes from that row ever since he moved in!
    My uncle had a neibor like that, he loved him cause the neibor couldn't stand it and so ended up cutting my uncles lawn for him, ha ha.

    If I thought I could get my neibor to cut my lawn, I think I would start gethering dandilion seeds and spredding them in my yard.

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