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Re: weather

I was reminded of an earlier post last night when the heat kept coming on. I had the thermostat set on 55, and it seemed the heat was waking me up every 15 minutes. I'm hoping it wasn't that frequent <LOL> although it was about 17 degrees when I walked Otis this morning. The car doors were frozen shut. I am thankful we got no frozen precip when the front came through here. I don't envy those of you who have sub-zero temps with ice and snow. Hope all of you keep warm without going broke. I am trying to do the same thing here. :-) I also have African violets in bloom and one of the brugs (Chas. Grimaldi) has decided to grace this house with a late season bloom.

zone 7
West TN
----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 8:30 AM
Subject: [CHAT] weather

We're having our first heavy snow for the season - so far about 4 inches, but
it shows no sign of letting up. Of course it would be the day I finally had
appointment with a doctor who might have done something about the Lyme
disease I have been struggling with since summer, but that's the way it
goes. Also, the Friends of Lasdon annual dinner tonight will be cancelled.
My garden club worked hard earlier this week to decorate the manor house
for this event. Oh well

As for having flowers in winter - I try to have something in bloom all the
African violets are a staple, if boring. My heirloom Christmas cactus - from
a cutting from a huge one in an old-folks home where we used to visit about
40 years ago - is just coming into bloom. I have had, and lost, numerous
fancy hybrids in many colors - yellow, white, pink, etc., but this old magenta
one keeps on producing year after year. Also a couple of my old hibiscus
plants have produced a new rash of blooms since we brought them in - one
bright red and the other light yellow. Less showy, but very attractive to
is an aloe 'Flurry' that is beginning to send up flower spikes, and a dwarf
pink spathyphyllum has a bloom spike. I guess none of this would look
like much to many people, but it gives me a boost.
In a message dated 12/09/2005 12:07:24 AM Eastern Standard Time,
judylee@lewiston.com writes:
It is lovely to have flowers in winter. I brought in a pot of impatiens that
never stopped blooming and a couple of Pelargoniums are blooming again. Oh
and an African violet bloomed for the first time in a couple of years.

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