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Warm temperatures prompt early bloom

by webdev

October 28, 2010

Unseasonably warm temperatures this month have caused some spring flowers to blossom early, reports NBC affiliate

Minnesota has experienced surprisingly warm, dry temperature throughout this month. With nine days seeing temperatures above 70 degrees, the month is likely to be the seventh warmest October in the state's history.

Some green thumbs have noticed the effect that the soaring temps have had on their garden. "I have never seen an Easter lily bloom in October," Joan Lewis, of East Bethel, Minnesota, told the news source. "In fact, I didn't even know they bloomed after Easter time. That is pretty unusual. So these are Halloween lilies."

The news provider reports that a lilac bush in one of Lewis' neighbor's lawns is in full bloom. These early blossoms may offer a treat today, but it may not be good for the plants overall.

"Plants like azalea start setting the buds for next Spring and they actually have those dormant flowers at this time and the weather is tricking them to bloom," Randy Brott, who manages the Mickman Brothers Garden Center, explained to the news provider.

Those who are concerned that they'll miss seeing blossoming plants once the weather turns cold may want to buy flowers online and keep them in their home. According to, a gift bouquet can help ward off winter blues.


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