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Re: cold weather

It's true - I see it here in North/East Texas and my cousin in St. Pete
FL had her tender stuff covered w/ an old bedspread propped up by lawn
chairs - LOL. You never know what you'll see during these freak,
blessedly brief cold snaps....


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: TeichFlora@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 26 Jan 2003 08:40:00 EST

>LOL  Ceres,  I think this is "common" all through the south.  Here in 
>Southeast Tx. we had our second or third freeze for the season, although it 
>was not bad....everyone is poised for the worst.  Driving down streets, 
>public workers are out covering plants in public places with sheets, plastic, 
>etc.  At private homes, there are usually more plants, so one will see the 
>sheets and blankets come out first, then the towels, then anything that one 
>has to cover....including clothing.  LOL   It is truly a tacky sight to see, 
>but thank goodness we only have short freezing spells, so the coverings are 
>gone as quickly as they come.
>zone 9
>Texas Gulf Coast
>In a message dated 1/25/2003 11:02:23 PM Central Standard Time, 
>gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>> Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 23:44:16 EST
>> From: Cersgarden@aol.com
>> Subject: [CHAT] cold weather
>> Jim, in our Des Moines paper today a photo appeared which appears to be of 
>> a 
>> home landscape.  The shrubs/plants are wearing short sleeve shirts buttoned 
>> tightly around them for protection against the cold.  Is this common 
>> protection in Florida?
>>   Ceres
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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