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Re: everyone okay?
  • Subject: Re: everyone okay?
  • From: aplfgcnys@aol.com
  • Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2010 09:14:20 EST

Very cold here, but at least the sun is shining, which is pretty 
unusual for the past few months.  There was a light dusting of
snow yesterday - little more than an inch.  I'm still concerned
that we have no snow cover to protect plants and small creatures.
I can remember in past years when there was a snow bank of
a couple of feet followed by weather this cold that the forsythias
all bloomed up to the level of the snow cover but had no blooms
above that level - looked as if they had been trimmed.  Before it
turned so cold I had spotted daffs up about an inch, hellebores
showing buds, and the quince outside my kitchen window had
buds showing color.  I can't believe this will be good for them.
At least the prediction is for sunshine for the next few days.
a sunny day does boost ones spirits - and the days will be
getting longer even if the change is very slow.
Stay warm, eveyone.
In a message dated 1/9/2010 9:02:32 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
bonnie_holmes@comcast.net writes:

We've had freezing temperatures for days and snow on Thursday afternoon.
Main roads and highways are clear; backroads and subdivisions tend to be
difficult with the ice. I had a doctor's appointment early Friday but
with my little Camry with a straight shift, had no difficulty. I've been
putting out lots of niger seed and attracted back the finch. There is
also a fairly good-sized flock of gulls in the inlets. They usually come
a little later but many got froze out in FL.

ETN Zone 7 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2010 8:15:04 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] everyone okay? 

Has been cold for the last week or so..... warmed up (18degrees) and got 12 
inches of snow. I think it is done, as long as the wind doesn't shift and 
that lake effect hits us, which is 15 miles due east of me right now. Back 
down to 3 temp. 

Unforunately, had to take mom to the hospital for surgery during all of 
this..... kept thinking this isn't a good time to ditch the van, but God 
watching over us and we got there and back without incident. 


--- On Fri, 1/8/10, Catharine Carpenter <cathycrc@comcast.net> wrote: 

From: Catharine Carpenter <cathycrc@comcast.net> 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] everyone okay? 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Date: Friday, January 8, 2010, 8:18 PM 

Cold, got 4" snow, with some blowing and drifting, but no problem getting 
and about. Spent some time perusing seed/plant catalogs and marking pages. 
next step is making lists that include prices. After that, cold reality 
in, and thinning begins! 
Cathy, west central IL, z5b 

On Jan 8, 2010, at 9:56 AM, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI 

> Lots of dire news about the cold front, everyone okay out there? It'll 
> be in the 60s here today, I haven't had to even take my coat out of the 
> closet for the last week. Not trying to make y'all feel bad or anything. 
> I ordered my onion plants - Candy and something called Texas Sweet - 
> it's probably too many onions but I'll pull some early for green onions. 
> Bought a few seeds too. I noticed Renee's Garden is advertising 
> different vegetable colors in one seed package, you can get 3 colors of 
> peppers or squash or beans for example, and they claim the seeds are 
> color coded so you can tell what you're planting. Nice idea. I will try 
> the squash and bell peppers this year. Still need to order the rest of 
> my veggies and some flowers. 
> My heart sunk last weekend when I saw how much grass was coming up in 
> the dry garden already, I usually try to pull it by hand because of all 
> the wildflowers in there. There's no way I could do that by hand. But 
> when I looked there were no poppy seedlings, so I think I'll just hoe 
> it. 
> Cyndi 

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