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Re: OT: Northern weather

Ellen Gallagher wrote:
>         After seeing Rima's, Dorothy's and Maureen's remarks about snow
>         and/or flurries, I just had to add that yes, we have had real snow
>         accumulation more than once. The first time was a fleeting one in
>         September when Larry and Jean Doucette were visiting and saw the
>         snow on the mountains....it didn't really accumulate much in Sept.
>         but yesterday was a banner day when I had to scape/shovel to rake
>         the rest of the leaves off the garden. Again today....another year
>         when I didn't weed soon enough and the ground is frozen...but it
>         will thaw out this afternoon for a few hours...hopefully. Now to
>         make myself get out there in this frigid wind on my hands and knees.
>         We still have tall asters blooming (right next to the garage on the
>         South side), liatris, one fall-blooming white alpine allium and
>         the sedum 'Autumn Joy' doing their thing.
>         At least all the bulbs are planted and I am going to plant my
>         Siberian seeds on Sat. and am also planting some lily seeds for
>         the first time. :-)
>         Happy Fall,
>         Ellen
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Ellen Gallagher  / e_galla@moose.ncia.net
> Northern New Hampshire, USA   /    Zone 3
> Siberian iris robin    /  sibrob@ncia.net
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I am amazed that you stillhave things blooming.  I saw the last bloom
weeks ago and that was a pansy reprise.  Nothing seems to kill them
except deep winter.

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