Tuesday, February 28, 2006

How Do They Know?

Not my pic, we don't have them up quite yet, this is borrow via bestqualitywallpapers.
My tulips and daffodils are starting to sprout through the ground. The dogwood and some of the fruit trees in the neighborhood are starting to get blooms. How do the plants know when the weather (except for a few fluke days like today) has been pretty damn cold? I mean, it is not like we have actually hit Spring yet, it could snow tomorrow with the way weather is around here, but somehow they are making a break for it regardless. Is it just the fact that the days have started getting longer, even if they aren't warmer?


Chicken said...

Yeah there are cherry blossoms everywhere here.

Mind Sprite said...

I believe blooming is triggered by the hours of daylight increasing, not necessarily the temperature. That's why things start growing and sometimes get nailed by a late frost.