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Re: Weather


We had 8" of snow between yesterday afternoon and this morning. It is now
sunny at 11:00 am mdt. I have not seen this much snow this late in April
since I have lived, which is 10years

betsy
evergreen co
----- Original Message -----
From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zemuly@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2008 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weather


> Looking at the weather map this morning I noticed the same thing.  Either
> parts of the country are warmer than normal or colder.  Nothing seemed
just
> ordinary.  I would really like to be ordinary instead of expecting frost
on
> April 14!!!  Of course, our (usual) last frost date is April 15, and
that's
> the date we had an awful killing frost last year.
>
> Btw, Cyndi, the flowers you described sounded really lovely.  I'm also
> jealous over your progress with your gardens.
>
> zem
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, April 14, 2008 12:22 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weather
>
>
> >I don't know if I'm seeing this because all of you are mentioning it,
but
> >the weather does seem to be seesawing between chillier than usual  for
the
> >time of year and warmer--without so much as pausing at normal  on its way
> >up or down.
> >
> > On Apr 14, 2008, at 1:01 PM, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CG/ SCSRT
> > wrote:
> >
> >> It was warm here, at least in the 80s. Husband and I took off work on
> >> Friday to go horseback riding amongst the poppies. I took a few
pictures
> >> and if I can figure out Flickr I'll put them up. There are so many
> >> flowers it was just awesome, had to be a few hundred acres of solid
> >> orange. Just a little bit of wind, nothing like the gales we've been
> >> experiencing for the last three weeks.
> >> We also rode Sunday up in the foothills to see more flowers. The
variety
> >> is not quite as spectacular as it was the year we had so much rain,
but
> >> there were still lots. The purple of the thistle sage against the
orange
> >> poppies was particularly stunning. From the top of the ridge we could
> >> see the blaze of flowers where we rode on Friday, about 20 miles away.
> >> Sadly we forgot the camera Sunday.
> >> We are wondering what's happening with our own little wildflower
> >> display. Our neighbor's yard is brilliant with goldfields and poppies.
> >> Ours had goldfields, which are mostly fading out while his are still
> >> going strong, and very few poppies. I am sure that the sheep grazing
out
> >> there have had an impact but we've had sheep for 15 years, always the
> >> same routine, and up until this year have not noticed any difference
> >> between next door and our yard.
> >> Saturday I worked in the garden! It was warm, but the wind came  back,
I
> >> ignored it. I transplanted all my peppers into bigger pots and I'll
let
> >> them grow in the greenhouse for another few weeks. I ended up with
about
> >> 70 plants and so far they all look good. I put six tomato plants out
and
> >> got them mulched and protected in case of cold weather to come, and I
> >> planted the squash seeds. Still haven't gotten under the row cover to
> >> check out the lettuce or the peas, but I can see a lot of pea plants
so
> >> I think they're okay.
> >> The dry garden is starting to really bloom. I have weeded about
> >> three-quarters of it, and it shouldn't take more than a couple hours
to
> >> finish, I just have to find the hours. There are poppies; salvia
greggii
> >> is looking good, so are salvias dorrii, spathacea, chamaedryoides and
> >> clevelandii, but not the leucophylla. The Shasta buckwheat is close to
> >> blooming. Spanish lavender is just getting started. My spineless
opuntia
> >> cactus is dead for sure, but I am going to wander down to the
neighbor's
> >> and see if they will let me take a few pads off theirs, it is nice and
> >> big.
> >> I have a few roses on the bushes I didn't manage to prune and some
iris.
> >> The daffodils are gone. The purple lilacs are fading and the white
lilac
> >> is in full bloom now. Gophers took a big toll on my dwarf nandina in
the
> >> teahouse garden, and the rest of it needs some work, but at least it's
> >> not a big weed factory. I have much to do in the front yard, but I'm
> >> trying not to obsess over what's not getting done.
> >>
> >> Cyndi
> >>
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> >> Behalf Of Zemuly Sanders
> >> Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 12:05 PM
> >> To: gardenchat
> >> Subject: [CHAT] Weather
> >>
> >> I just finished reading all my e-mail on the web because, for some
> >> reason, I'm
> >> not able to receive it on Outlook Express.  It's so cold here!  We
have
> >> a
> >> freeze warning for Tuesday morning between midnight and 9:00 a.m.
Home
> >> Depot's nursery vendors are going nuts!  I had hoped to get my yard
> >> mowed or
> >> something like it today, but my mower is not back from the shop.  My
> >> neighbors
> >> are probably taking up a collection for me.  I am more behind than
ever
> >> this
> >> year!  I'm wondering if I will ever catch up...
> >> zem
> >> zone 7 (and freezing)
> >> West TN
> >>
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> > Me an' Squinty
> > On The Road
> > Somewhere
> >
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  • Follow-Ups:
    • RE: Weather
      • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
    • Re: Weather
      • From: Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
    • Re: Weather
      • From: "DP" <pulis@mindspring.com>
  • References:
    • Weather
      • From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zemuly@comcast.net>
    • RE: Weather
      • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
    • Re: Weather
      • From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
    • Re: Weather
      • From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zemuly@comcast.net>

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