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Re: more crazy weather
  • Subject: Re: more crazy weather
  • From: BONNIE_HOLMES <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 15:47:01 +0000 (UTC)

It has been crazy here, too. But, mostly between 3-6 degrees above
normal. It warms, bringing up daffodils and pushing out buds, then,
cools below freezing. I'm thinking that the plants that make it will be
the ones that can take this up and down weather and the longer & warmer
summers. Over 30 years of gardening in the same place shows me that
there is true warming. So far, it has been over 5 years of warmer winter

ETN Zone 7 
Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911. 

----- Original Message -----
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2012 9:48:03 AM 
Subject: [CHAT] more crazy weather 

What a see-saw season. After our October snow storm, it has been 
mostly pretty mild and very wet - often not even freezing at night. A 
couple of times it has dropped down to the lower 20s for a couple of 
days, but then warmed back up. Last week we observed that our 
pond had not frozen,and we always expected to boys to have 
skating parties there during the holidays. On Wednesday the 
ground was not even frozen, but I reluctantly finished cutting back 
the perennials, some of which were still green. Yesterday morning 
the temperature was 19 degrees, and this morning it was 7 degrees. 
We had such cold weather last year, but things came through very 
well because there was a heavy snow cover from early December 
right through until March. This year the ground is quite open. Not 
a flake of snow since October. I'm really worried about how my 
plants will survive. Snow can complicate life at times but it does 
have a purpose other than just to be skiied on. My son in Colorado 
is complaining that though Denver has snow, there was none at 
Winter Park where they have bought a ski condo. Oh well. Poor 


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