Sunday night and Monday morning we had a winter storm blow through that dumped an inch of sleet on our area, accompanied by freezing temperatures.
Unfortunately, the warm weather we had before the storm - several days in the 70's in both January and February, even hitting 80 degrees and breaking records - fooled our dwarf plum trees into thinking it's spring and time to bloom. Our trees began leafing out on Monday morning, 2/16/15, and the leaf buds were encased in ice when I went out to feed that morning.
I've kept track each year of when the flowers opened. They were really early this year. (The flowers haven't actually bloomed yet, of course.)
On the other hand, we really needed the moisture. Seems like our winter rain has ended up as snow on the east coast this year.
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