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Re: Still crazy weather!
  • Subject: Re: Still crazy weather!
  • From: betsy <bkelson@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 20:13:24 -0700 (GMT-07:00)

Go ahead and plant. What have you got to lose.
Here in Colorado, we had a 60 degree day on Wednesday, 89 mph winds, 6 inches of snow and 34 degrees in 48 hours. Got to love it.


-----Original Message-----
>From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
>Sent: Feb 23, 2012 11:18 AM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: [CHAT] Still crazy weather!
>Am I reading the calendar wrong?  Is it really still February?
>It's  57 degrees here this afternoon, and this morning I picked
>Snow Drops, Crocus, and Hellebores.  Daffodils are up 6-8 inches
>and have swelling buds.  The quince buds have been showing 
>color for more than a week and are half open today.  There have
>been a couple of cold snaps - it was down to  17 degrees on
>Sunday, but didn't even freeze on Monday night - 34 degrees.
>I keep telling myself not to remove the leaf mulch on my
>perennial beds, but it's hard not to do it.  I keep remembering the
>"April Fool" snow storm a few years ago that caused us so much
>damage.  Oh well.  
>Last year I couldn't plant peas on the traditional pea-planting day,
>St.Patrick's Day, because the garden was still snow-covered and
>the ground frozen. This year I could plant them any day because
>the ground has never fully frozen.  Should I stay with St. Pat's?
>Or try for an early start?
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