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Re: OT - another cold front has arrived

Lucky you to have an Australian tree fern! I have never had luck with  
tree ferns - probably my inability to provide sufficient humidity. We  
were in the single digits this morning with a wind chill of around -16.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jan 29, 2007, at 7:44 PM, Andrea Hodges wrote:

> It's 24 here tonight. Brrrrr! Had to bring the Australian Tree Fern  
> in even.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer"  
> <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 11:53 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - another cold front has arrived
>> It must be contagious. It's 56 here today--that's the coldest day  
>> in the last 3 or 4 years. Supposed to warm up to high 60s tomorrow.
>> On Jan 29, 2007, at 11:27 AM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
>>> It actually got a bit warmer here as the clouds rolled in. It  
>>> must have
>>> drizzled a little bit on Saturday night but not enough to be  
>>> measurable.
>>> On the gardening front, I did...nothing. Saturday my sister had a
>>> birthday party for my brother-in-law, which I wasn't planning on  
>>> going
>>> to at first, but he is not in good health. Better to celebrate  
>>> now than
>>> regret later. Then on Sunday we picked up a camper; it's an old one
>>> we'll use when we do horse camping, and it took all day to get it  
>>> ready
>>> to put on the truck. Who knew that getting horses would lead to  
>>> so much
>>> stuff? At some point all this has to reach equilibrium so we can  
>>> ride
>>> the horses instead of getting ready to ride them, and hopefully  
>>> at that
>>> point time will also open up for me to get back into the garden.
>>> I am looking at bare-root fruit trees though, and have to make a
>>> decision pretty quick. Can't decide if I want another peach or if I
>>> should try a pear tree, we've never grown one of those before.
>>> Cyndi
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner- 
>>> gardenchat@hort.net] On
>>> Behalf Of Theresa W
>>> Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2007 6:50 PM
>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - another cold front has arrived
>>> Brrr-I'm chilly for you.  It's supposed to be 54 here and we might
>>> actually get some rain!!  It's been very dry this January.  I  
>>> spent all
>>> day in the garage today, cleaning, ripping out a crappy old  
>>> cabinet (can
>>> we say euwwww- disgusting).  Apparently that is where the mice  
>>> had been
>>> living last winter- even found a petrified mouse carcass- yuck!   
>>> Anyway,
>>> got all of that out- now to figure out how to get it to the  
>>> dump!  Got
>>> another shelving unit, and at least got stuff stacked on shelves,  
>>> but
>>> the whole thing needs to be organized.  But still.... visible  
>>> progress!!
>>> I have to do a little more tomorrow no matter what, so that we  
>>> can get
>>> the other car in the garage- but after that I think I'm going to  
>>> leave
>>> this project for a week or two, and come back to it then.  I'm  
>>> rather
>>> sick of spending my weekends in the garage....even if it is  
>>> cleaner now.
>>> Theresa
>>> Donna wrote:
>>>> dropping here too.... tomorrows high is only supposed to be 18...
>>>> going down to 7 overnight....burr!  The bad news is all my snow  
>>>> melted
>>>> this week so the plants are on their own. (although they are
>>>> predicting snow showers for
>>>> tomorrow- we will see)
>>>> Donna
>>>> ----- Original Message ----
>>>> From: Pam Evans
>>>> <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
>>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>>> Sent: Saturday, January 27,
>>>> 2007 6:27:57 PM
>>>> Subject: [CHAT] OT - another cold front has arrived
>>>> Here we
>>>> go again.  At 4:00 it was beautiful - 63 degrees - gardening in
>>>> shirtsleeves!
>>>> By 5:30 it was down to the lower 40's and the North wind is still
>>>> howling.
>>>> Thank goodness I got most everything done today before it hit.
>>>> Finally got the last of that flat of purple rain pansies,  
>>>> snapdragons
>>>> and irises planted by then.  Then I had to bring all the pots of
>>>> tender stuff in again.  Ugh.
>>>> But I dearly love my colorful ornamental peppers (Aurora & Nosegay)
>>>> and my walking iris so they're worth the trouble.  Also got my Vera
>>>> Jameson sedum relocated out to the new xeriscape bed (was my pepper
>>>> bed - a real water hog) and watered in just in time.  Hope Oklahoma
>>>> doesn't get blasted again like the last time.  *sigh*
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>> Island Jim
>> Southwest Florida
>> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
>> Hardiness Zone 10
>> Heat Zone 10
>> Sunset Zone 25
>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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