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Re: What is up with this weather
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: What is up with this weather
  • From: Patricia Dickson <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 10:19:31 -0700 (PDT)

The pine tree beetle has devastated that area! It is sad to see 10-15 years later! 
I am also worried about the Musk Thistle ! I mentioned it to several
people but most didn't seem concerned! I hope we aren't talking about it
even more in 10-15 years!


sent from my i-phone 
 Patricia Dickson

On Sep 9, 2010, at 9:10 AM, betsy <bkelson@ix.netcom.com> wrote:

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.


betsy


-----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

Betsy,
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.
Tricia
----- 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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