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Re: more crazy weather
  • Subject: Re: more crazy weather
  • From: James Singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 09:39:58 -0800

I think "water," or the lack of it, is the big concern here in the West. We
don't seem to be getting as much rain and/or snow as usual. Many of the ski
resorts, like that of Auralie's son, have yet to open. When I say not as much
rain as usual, I don't mean clear skies. Still gets cloudy and foggy, still
drizzles, but no substantial precip.

"I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it." -- Ray Bradbury

On Jan 16, 2012, at 7:47 AM, BONNIE_HOLMES wrote:

> It has been crazy here, too. But, mostly between 3-6 degrees above
> normal. It warms, bringing up daffodils and pushing out buds, then,
> cools below freezing. I'm thinking that the plants that make it will be
> the ones that can take this up and down weather and the longer & warmer
> summers. Over 30 years of gardening in the same place shows me that
> there is true warming. So far, it has been over 5 years of warmer winter
> weather.
> B
> ETN Zone 7
> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Monday, January 16, 2012 9:48:03 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] more crazy weather
> What a see-saw season. After our October snow storm, it has been
> mostly pretty mild and very wet - often not even freezing at night. A
> couple of times it has dropped down to the lower 20s for a couple of
> days, but then warmed back up. Last week we observed that our
> pond had not frozen,and we always expected to boys to have
> skating parties there during the holidays. On Wednesday the
> ground was not even frozen, but I reluctantly finished cutting back
> the perennials, some of which were still green. Yesterday morning
> the temperature was 19 degrees, and this morning it was 7 degrees.
> We had such cold weather last year, but things came through very
> well because there was a heavy snow cover from early December
> right through until March. This year the ground is quite open. Not
> a flake of snow since October. I'm really worried about how my
> plants will survive. Snow can complicate life at times but it does
> have a purpose other than just to be skiied on. My son in Colorado
> is complaining that though Denver has snow, there was none at
> Winter Park where they have bought a ski condo. Oh well. Poor
> baby.
> Auralie
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