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Re: What is up with this weather
  • Subject: Re: What is up with this weather
  • From: betsy <bkelson@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 08:10:06 -0600 (GMT-06:00)

Hi Tricia,
I am so glad you got to visit our beautiful state. When I first visited
20 years ago, in spite of the mountain sickness that I had, I too was
truely impressed with the perennial and wildflower show that the
mountains and sunlight put on. I was in that area last year, and was
amazed ans saddened about the tree losses due to the mountain pine
beetle. Without our really cold winters the 20 year cycle of these
critters has moved up to around 10 years. Poor trees never have time to
regrow well before they are hit again.


-----Original Message-----
>From: Tricia <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
>Sent: Sep 8, 2010 12:18 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] What is up with this weather
>I just spent a week in Granby and Winter Park Colorado.  I loved how the 
>flowers looked and came home to my half eaten ,by grasshoppers, plants.  I 
>know that I too would hate the short season but the cool weather allows for 
>such deep color and beautiful flowers.
>I had the most wonderful tomatoes all summer from one of my 16 plants.  The 
>little grape tomatoes have produced all summer and continue not noticing the 
>over 100 degrees days or the grasshoppers.
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "betsy" <bkelson@ix.netcom.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 8:28 AM
>Subject: [CHAT] What is up with this weather
>> Greetings from the Fire and Ice state of Colorado.
>> I am so bummed. Yesterday morning(Tuesday) it was a cold 30 degrees at
>> 6am and fortunately I had wrapped my tomatoes for protection at the
>> house. But when I went out to the community garden where my other
>> tomatoes and cucumbers were growing, and a good 2000 feet lower in
>> elevation, all the tops were wilted and black. What gives??? They only
>> issued a freeze warning for the northern part of the state on the
>> plains. I HATE THIS PART of living in Colorado!GRRR
>>   Oh, by the way, it was 50 degrees at the house this morning.
>> Have a great day everyone and may the frost be late for you all.
>> betsy
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