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Everywhere I look I see large fields of backberries in bloom. It's been going on for three weeks and still going strong.
Tulip Popular is on it's last lower limbs and will be gone at the end of the week. Privet shrubs are just starting this past week and looking good. So far this year the weather has been great for the tulip flow.
Of course the bad winter got my hives in a weak condition and then the swarming started, don't know about the honey harvest yet, need a good three weeks for a good crop.
 

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Yes, I never noticed so many black berry blooms before. Our privet is in full fragrance. I love the way it smells.
 

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I live near a huge park and was walking there the other day, wondering if there were always so many blackberries, or if I just notice them more now that I have bees. :) Our Privet is blooming too... they were happy happy bees when I inspected yesterday! :)
 

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The hard freeze last winter killed the canes of my thornless blackberries (an acre of them) and many other berry patches in our area(SW. Mo.) for this year. New canes are putting on though.
 

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Blackberry just started last week. A very large bloom compared to previous years. Perhaps the cold winter had something to do with this?
I've noticed lots more white clover than usual here. Backyard is literally a carpet of clover. Almost hated to mow it. I wondered if the winter weather had something to do with it?
 

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UTVolshype, your area sounds like it is just a week or so ahead of mine. Our blackberries here are nearly snow white in color. Privet is budded heavily but not in bloom just yet.

By the way: WAR EAGLE!
 
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