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RE: weather

What great timing!  I'm glad you have the flexibility to change days.  You
don't need to be out when the temps in triple digits!

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Theresa W.
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 3:20 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] weather

Well- it has been cloudy here all day so far.  It has been heavenly!  
Only in the 80s.  I got completely ready to go to work this AM, took 3 steps
out the door and realized it wasn't a million degrees.  Walked back in the
house, changed into garden clothes and decided I was staying home today.  I
was supposed to have Friday off- so I'm just switching today for Friday
(when it is supposed to be 106 again).  I got alot of stuff deadheaded,
trimmed, cleaned up etc.  I took the stupid looking picket fence thing the
surrounded the AC unit down (I've hated it since we moved in 6 years ago).
Both green-waste barrels are full, but fortunately they'll get emptied on
Friday.  I'm considering going out to work on the bigger gate- but the sun
is coming through the clouds now, so it'll likely get hot pretty soon.


Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
> Our temperature only reached the low 90s today - that's hot enough for 
> me - but this afternoon a storm blew up that produced the heaviest 
> hail I can remember since we've lived here.  Chet went out and picked 
> up a hailstone the size of a ping-pong ball.  The storm didn't last 
> long - about 20 minutes - but the temperature dropped from 92 degrees 
> to 71 degrees in that time.  It's still not a cool night - back up to 
> 73 - but supposed to be cooler tomorrow.  I haven't gone out to see 
> how much damage the hail did to plants, but it couldn't have been 
> worse than the deer damage we had last week.  The deer got behind the 
> fish-line protection around the front garden that has worked for the 
> last five years  - they had to stand on the doorstep and climb over a 
> large planter - and completely devoured all my hostas.  Sickening.  
> That's the only place I even try to grow hostas, but I had quite a 
> handsome stand earlier this year, and won a blue ribbon at our flower show
for my 'Love Pat.'  Oh well.
> Auralie
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