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Re: Crazy season

The other day I saw a turtle (slider not box) trying to cross the ighway -- probably looking for a mate four months early. I'm afraid some of our little babies, who normally hibernate, will freeze to death when winter finally comes. And, Auralie, I don't suffer from seasonal affective disorder, and I find this unseasonable weather depressing, too.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2006 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Crazy season

Just the rosemary shrubs and leatherleaf mahonia blooming now. The camellia
looks like it's about to start very soon.  It'll be 80 here today and back
down in the 30's by Wednesday.  At least this front is supposed to bring
some mositure w/ it.  We'll see.  After 22 months of empty promises, I'll
believe in rain when I see it.

On 12/17/06, Gene Bush <genebush@otherside.com> wrote:

I suppose everyone is having the crazy weather to some degree, Auralie.
We had warm, wet fall that dropped directly into winter. One day it was
in the high 60's the next morning it was freezing and stayed that way for
over two weeks. Past week went back to temps in the high 50's and low to
high 60's .... outside putting up Christmas decorations in my shirt
I got very little into the garden this fall. Made an attempt at my new
raised bed several times, but weather or customers in the nursery .....
all gardeners I look forward to next year when it will work out better for
me and the garden.
   I do have cyclamen coum in bloom in the garden now. It has been in
for the past month. Snowdrops are coming into bloom.I need to check and
what species I transplanted, see if I can get a decent photo. I need to
check on my Confederate jasmine see what is going on with it.... still in
container and have not found a permanent place in the garden for it.
   Ah.. almost forgot... Chinese witch-hazel is in full bloom... anyone
else have blooms in the garden now?
Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana

----- Original Message -----
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
Subject: [CHAT] Crazy season

> Finally got my bulbs in today  - thanks to this crazy weather.  Because
> the
> fiasco with the oil tank, followed by Chet's episode in the hospital, I
> had
> not been
> able to find time to plant the bulbs - or place to put them. The > ground
> would have
> been frozen by now in a normal year, but we have had only one hard
> followed
> by days of temperatures in the 30s-to-low 50s - not freezing, but > rarely
> out
> of the 40s
> and drab, windy, overcast, generally nasty weather. I find this kind > of
> weather is
> terribly depressing - my seasonal affective disorder really kicks in.
> Anyway, today
> I finally got the last of the bulbs in, which wouldn't have worked in a
> normal year. I
> hope they don't suffer from the late start.
> But what was surprising was that everywhere I found bulbs already up.
> Daffodils
> were showing a couple of inches, and in one place tulips were several
> inches
> out
> of the ground. Added to that, my Confederate Jessamine (Gelsemium
> something-or-
> other) is in full bloom.  I can remember one year in the late 70s when
> forsythia was
> blooming in December, but this is crazy.
> Auralie
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Kemp TX
zone 8A

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