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Re: more crazy weather
  • Subject: Re: more crazy weather
  • From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 09:37:22 -0500 (EST)

Tricia, I really wish I could send you some of ours.  We have had the
wettest fall I can remember.  I heard on the radio that the month of
October had more rainfall than the average six months.  We had the
bitter cold - 7 degrees - on the weekend; a light snowfall - less than 
an inch - last night and now it's 38 degrees and raining.  Crazy!
About the pine cones.  I don't know how your idea would work.  For years
I have toasted cones in my oven to give them that glazed look.  I make a
box of heavy-duty aluminum foil in a large cooky sheet - turn the edges
up about six inches all around.  I toast the cones at 300 degrees until
the house smells nice and the cones look varnished.  The mess all stays
in the foil box.  Last year I had bushels of cones - more than I could ever
use for decorations.  I gave them away, and used them for fire-starters.
This year I was only able to find about six total.  Go figure!
In a message dated 1/17/2012 9:00:28 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
pdickson53@gmail.com writes:

It is so dry everywhere I've been lately! We are still in a serious drought 
We just returned from a week long ski trip to South Lake Tahoe, Ca. They
need snow so badly. I feel sorry for anyone in business there. With the
economy and no snow they are hurting! We only skied one day due to only
man made snow at the top! The weather could not have been more beautiful
though, we picked up lbs of sugar pine cones and mailed them home. I
want to ask your opinion. I have been warned to not put them in my new
oven to melt the pine sap off because of the mess. I just came up with
an idea! I have constructed a green house window box thing from hay
bales and a storm door glass. I'm thinking it will heat up pretty hot
and the squirrels can't get to them. Do you think it could work?

Sent from my iPad

On Jan 16, 2012, at 11:39 AM, James Singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:

> I think "water," or the lack of it, is the big concern here in the West. 
> don't seem to be getting as much rain and/or snow as usual. Many of the 
> resorts, like that of Auralie's son, have yet to open. When I say not as 
> rain as usual, I don't mean clear skies. Still gets cloudy and foggy, 
> drizzles, but no substantial precip.
> "I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it." -- Ray Bradbury
> On Jan 16, 2012, at 7:47 AM, BONNIE_HOLMES wrote:
>> 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
>> weather.
>> B
>> 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
>> baby.
>> Auralie

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