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Re: The Big Chill


One of our former neighbors who grew peaches told me that most trees and
fruit can take a freeze for a short period of time without too much damage.
Also, read the same about the current FL freeze.  So, if your low
temperatures just dipped and went back up, there should be less damage. 
Certainly hope so.  It is discouraging to see things that have done well
for years die due to a turn in weather...guess that is just
nature...happened here last summer with the heat and drought.  Our area
lost a lot of trees, including old oaks.


> [Original Message]
> From: Andrea Hodges <andreah@hargray.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 1/5/2008 9:42:11 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] The Big Chill
>
> Thanks for all the cheering on-I'm  quite honestly frightened half to
death 
> of these two classes as I'm convinced they'll be nothing but equations
and 
> calculations which I find very difficult. But, I keep giving myself pep 
> talks about how I'll get through it! LOL! Froze again last night. I have
so 
> much stuff that is just black. Most of it will come back but I'm a bit 
> concerned about a couple of things. Interestingly enough, my fishtail
palm 
> seems totally unaffected. It was too big to bring in the house so I
wrapped 
> the base of it tightly in a blanket. The leaves look fine! I knew it
could 
> take fairly cold temps but had no idea it would brave below 28 degrees.
YAY!
> A
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 7:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] The Big Chill
>
>
> > Give yourself and your plants a chance. You'll be fine, and a bunch of 
> > them will be, too. People and plants are surprising.
> >
> > d
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Andrea Hodges" <andreah@hargray.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 6:17 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] The Big Chill
> >
> >
> >> Well, it's finally done it. All my stuff has frozen and keeled over.
It's 
> >> been
> >> below 28 the past two nights and will be again tonight, then it's 
> >> supposed to
> >> be 70 on Sunday. I guess I'll use that day to cut everything back. I 
> >> start my
> >> LAST semester in grad school on Wednesday so I need all positive
thoughts
> >> turned in my directions. I have to take Pesticides, Soil Physics, AND 
> >> study
> >> for my oral defense in March. Yipes. I'm terrified. So, there ya are, 
> >> That is
> >> my life for the next 5 months. Hope you are all well! Jim-that stinks 
> >> about
> >> the Hong Kong Orchid tree................:-(
> >> A
> >> Andrea Hodges
> >> Beaufort, SC
> >
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