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RE: weather rant was: just checking

Really - this mess needs to dry up. I tried sinking a shovel into the
ground yesterday and just pulled up sticky glop. So much for that idea.
I can't even get to the herb bed or the lasagna bed to do what I need to
out there. Very frustrating indeed!!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Lynda Young" <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 3 Mar 2003 07:39:51 -0600

>I'm with you there, Pam.  My yard is so waterlogged, I hesitate to step
>onto it and even attempt to begin clean up.  I need to get into the beds
>to cut back everything, but don't dare.  
>On the plus side, this morning dawned clear - this first time we have
>actually seen the sun in two weeks.  I guess there is hope yet.
>Zone 7 - West TN
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>Behalf Of Pamela J. Evans
>Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 10:58 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] weather rant was: just checking
>I understand completely y'all. Our normal highs are supposed to be in
>the 60's right now. Our highs have been around where our low temps
>should be. Making me crazy. And we've had so much ice and rain, I don't
>know if my yard will dry out before May. And I'm thoroughly tired of not
>being able to wash a dish or brush my teeth w/out moving a shrub out of
>the sink. El Nino can go - I'm tired of it already!! ugh.
>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date:  Fri, 28 Feb 2003 23:10:24 -0500
>>Don't be jealous, Donna.  I supposedly live in the south and all is 
>>under 18" to 24" of frozen snow at the moment....most of the garden is 
>>a billowing sea of white with the odd top of a shrub or left over stem 
>>sticking out of deeper mounds...what's really odd is that the18" or so 
>>left over from our big storm will bear my weight - can't remember that 
>>happening before.  It's very strange to be walking 18" off the 
>>Only the *deep* south can think Roundup right now:-)
>>Don't tell me yet another bleedin' snow storm is heading this way.
>>You guys in the midwest can keep it, thank you very much!  I am sick
>>and tired of shoveling (spent about 4 hours doing that today to clear
>>the drive and walk of the 8" we got yesterday).  
>>I had this vision in early winter of getting all my pruning done in the
>>month of February.  HA!  At the rate we're going, that snow won't even 
>>be melted by June.  I've got some piles nearly 4' high that are going 
>>to take a looong time to melt.
>>This is the worst winter I can remember since 1975.  My poor Galanthus,
>>generally blooming their heads off all of January, are completely 
>>buried and before that happened, had not one flower - only buds....Lord
>>only knows what's happened to my Hellebores....they're somewhere under 
>>that stuff; haven't seen them for weeks.  While the snow does insulate 
>>plants, I know there is going to be a lot of damage to the taller 
>>evergreen perennials - my poor H. argutifolius are flattened.  Think 
>>all chance of flowers from them is gone, as I know those main stems 
>>won't recover - when I last saw them, they were really bent; just hope 
>>the plants will live.  The exposed parts of Euphorbia characias look 
>>awful; they may be history.
>>I can't even bear to think about my carnivorous plants, esp. my one 
>>poor little venus fly trap who is native to S.C.; keep telling myself 
>>that surely they experience freak snowstorms and cold periods in their 
>>native haunts...hopefully they will survive.  Oh, I can moan on forever
>>about this winter!
>>Local paper noted that this time last year, it was 70F 
>>here....sigh....our normal highs this time of year are in the 50s F. 
>>50F would seem like a heat wave compared to what we've been getting.
>>I don't understand how you guys who live north of me, where this kind 
>>of weather is what you usually get can stand it!!!!
>>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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>>> From: Donna  <justme@prairieinet.net>
>>> Hum, came home to a very few messages... and an internet service
>>that is
>>> going on and off at will here :(
>>> Ceres, how bad is this storm that is coming. My isp is in Iowa and 
>>> obviously is having problems getting a connection to me.
>>> Is everyone else ready for a weekend that is not predicting some
>>> weather?
>>> And to those of you in the south-- you are making me jealous :) 
>>> Roundup... what is that going to do to a frozen plant .....
>>> Donna
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>Pam Evans
>Kemp TX/zone 8A
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