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Warm weather messing with Mother Nature

Farmers, doctors fear early blooms

Two small crocuses bloom in the east garden at the Saratoga Racing Museum on Thursday. A crocus is a  small, spring-flowering plant of the iris family, which grows from a corm and bears bright yellow, purple, or white flowers.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Two small crocuses bloom in the east garden at the Saratoga Racing Museum on Thursday. A crocus is a small, spring-flowering plant of the iris family, which grows from a corm and bears bright yellow, purple, or white flowers.
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With spring off to a record-breaking start, certain consequences of the warmth are already becoming apparent. Plants are growing faster and earlier than normal, leaving them vulnerable to frost damage in the next several weeks, when the chance of frost persists. This is unhappy news for the home gardener but a major concern for the farmer. “The biggest danger is the fruit,” said Tim Stanton of Stanton’s Feura Farm in Feura Bush. “They’re starting to ...

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dagiacalone
March 23, 2012
8:51 a.m.

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Cherry blossoms, magnolias, forsythia and more were blooming yesterday, March 22, on Washington Ave. in the Stockade.

See: http://tinyurl.com/earlybloom

Last year, they came out during the last week of April.

socalbob
March 23, 2012
12:41 p.m.

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prediction for easter. windy, cold, rainy, high of 39.

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