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RE: Rain... again


And, meanwhile, we (TN) are having one of the hottest and driest summers in
decades.  Sure wish we could pull some of your weather towards us.


> [Original Message]
> From: Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 8/8/2007 10:55:45 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Rain... again
>
> Meanwhile, we seem to be having an early taste of fall. It has not even
> reached the 90s over the last couple days - in August!! I turned off the
> cooler last night after just an hour or so, the house was only 74.  I
> fully expect we'll get back to summer before long, but it's kind of
> interesting. 
>
>
> Cyndi
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Andrea Hodges
> Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 5:28 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain... again
>
> No rain here-it was 100 on my way home with really high humidity. It's
> miserable. I had to force myself to go out and water just now. I'm
> dripping and it's not from the hose! I'm ready for September.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zemuly@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007 8:22 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain... again
>
>
> >I worked outside all day Saturday and Sunday when the THI was 105!  I 
> >surely did drink a lot of water, and I stayed out of the air
> conditioning.
> >I don't mind heat and humidity as long as I stay in it.  It's the 
> >constantly going from one extreme to the other that knocks me out.
> > zem
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2007 6:12 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain... again
> >
> >
> >> well I hope you keep that weather over there!  Today was perfect,
> right 
> >> about
> >> 80, not sunny.... but of course, I can't be outside...sigh.  It is 
> >> supposed to
> >> be in the 90's next week, but we are also supposed to get rain
> daily... 
> >> we
> >> will see.
> >>
> >> Donna
> >>
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message ----
> >> From: Cathy Carpenter
> >> <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
> >> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >> Sent: Saturday, August 4, 2007
> >> 4:51:09 PM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain... again
> >>
> >>
> >> Only 87? We are in the low to
> >> mid nineties and there are threats of a
> >> triple digit forecast for next
> >> week.... UGH
> >>
> >> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> >>
> >> On Aug 2, 2007, at 6:24 PM, Donna
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Well it is 87degrees with 51percent humidity and 5 to 10 mph winds
> >>> at 6:30ish
> >>> tonight... YUCK
> >>>
> >>> They promised me some rain tonight, but now
> >> decided that
> >>> isn't going to happen.... sigh.
> >>>
> >>> Garden is frying and it
> >> appears most of my
> >>> flowers are not into this weather, but a few are blooming
> >> their
> >>> heads off...
> >>> like the hibiscus.
> >>>
> >>> Donna
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> ----- Original
> >> Message ----
> >>> From: Johnson Cyndi D
> >>> Civ 95 CG/SCSRT
> >> <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> >>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >>> Sent:
> >>> Thursday,
> >> August 2, 2007 3:04:16 PM
> >>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Rain... again
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Way to
> >>>
> >> make me jealous! I got brown desert, dirt, and the barest hint of
> >>> a cloud
> >> way
> >>> way off to the south. It is a pleasant 99F with 11% humidity
> >>> and no
> >> wind.
> >>> On
> >>> the plus side, yesterday we did have clouds, and at least 10
> >>>
> >> raindrops hit our
> >>> windshield on the way into work. Woo-hoo, moisture!
> >>> Last
> >> night we blew off
> >>> team penning practice (husband is showing signs
> >>> of
> >> strain after weeks of
> >>> rushing from work to home to horse event three
> >>>
> >> nights a week) and I started
> >>> getting the onions out of the garden.
> >>> Should
> >> have grabbed the red ones
> >>> earlier, many of them are not in the
> >>> best shape.
> >> The yellow ones - Candy - are
> >>> looking good, I'll see if I
> >>> can't get all
> >> those inside this weekend. Some of
> >>> them were under stress
> >>> though, they
> >> have those bizarre extra growths.  I have
> >>> plenty of
> >>> tomatoes to play with
> >> too, I'll make chili sauce and canned tomatoes
> >>> since I entered those in the
> >> fair. I'm running a bit late on
> >>> getting my
> >>> entries done but it's par for
> >> the course this year.  I doubt I will
> >>> have
> >>> available half of what I
> >> planned to enter in the garden
> >>> competition, oh
> >>> well.
> >>> I might be able
> >> to substitute some tomatoes for the pepper
> >>> entries.
> >>>
> >>> Cyndi
> >>>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> >>>
> >> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> >>> Behalf Of james singer
> >>> Sent:
> >> Thursday,
> >>> August 02, 2007 10:33 AM
> >>> To: Garden Chat
> >>> Subject: [CHAT]
> >> Rain... again
> >>>
> >>> It's
> >>> been raining for much of the last 3 days. And NOAA
> >> says we've got a
> >>> lot of the
> >>> same through next Monday PM. Not easy to tour
> >> the plantation
> >>> between
> >>> cloudbursts, but I did notice quite a few baby
> >> starfruit this
> >>> morning--and I
> >>> didn't even know the tree had bloomed.
> >>>
> >> Pleasant surprise. Unpleasant
> >>> realization: we're almost out of mangos,
> >>> one
> >> more picking, two at most.
> >>>
> >>> The
> >>> orange jasmines--including the one I
> >> nearly killed with the
> >>> wheelbarrow full
> >>> of softener salt--are in their
> >> third or fourth bloom
> >>> cycle. And when the flush
> >>> of small, multi-petaled
> >> white flowers is
> >>> assaulted by driving rain, it looks
> >>> like it snowed in the
> >> front patio.
> >>> But snow never smelled this good.
> >>>
> >>> The
> >>> Barbados cherry is
> >> in its third bloom cycle, too. It's a mass of
> >>> pink and
> >>> white flowers. The
> >> first two cycles produced heavy crops of
> >>> fruit, but I don't
> >>> know if this
> >> one will--the rain may keep the wasps,
> >>> bumblebees, and other
> >>> pollinators
> >> at home. Usually when it blooms, the
> >>> wasps and bumbles get
> >>> possessive and
> >> let you know you're not welcome in
> >>> the neighborhood until
> >>> they've had
> >> their fill. I've had bumblebees,
> >>> which show no interest in me when
> >>> they're
> >> working on avocado flowers,
> >>> dive-bomb me when I go near the Barbados
> >>>
> >> cherry when it's in bloom.
> >>>
> >>> Island Jim
> >>> Southwest Florida
> >>> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
> >>> Hardiness Zone 10
> >>> Heat Zone 10
> >>> Sunset Zone 25
> >>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >>>
> >> Maximum 100
> >>> F [38 C]
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