Well we are having one of those winters AGAIN; High 70s one day and then high of 45 the next. Low of 60 one night and then 28 the next. The plants have no idea what to do, we have paper whites blooming, daffodils emerging, Japanese Maple budding as well as some other trees budding, dormant daylilies growing.
Oh man, ya'll are making me cold just talking about those temps! That is why I live in the south I guess!! With my husband possibly losing his job, it was mentioned about N Dakota, and some other places up north having such low employment rates...LOL... I told him he could go on up there and look for a job and I would stay here til summer! :) I just don't think I could handle those type of temps on a regular basis.
It is 38 here and sprinkling rain off and on. At least since Christmas we have had rain and then the snow, then more rain several days so at least we are making a dent in being so far behind in rainfall.
Hope ya'll are all able to stay warm! I don't know how on earth you keep a house heated when it is 5 degrees outside!!! My son lost power in the snow storm and ran out of fire wood, had to go stay with friends and finally got power back on Monday afternoon. His house got down to 42 degrees!
Well we ended up with only a few inches of snow in our area. Fine with me, though it's been freezing cold ever since. I think we got up to 29 for a high today. Going to be colder tomorrow. Already dying for spring.
I don't know if I would ever get used to the cold. The cold in Colorado doesn't bother me as bad because it is so much drier, but when I went to Green Bay Wisconsin I thought that cold was just as wet as our cold and I don't like that! Yesterday it was 38 and drizzling rain when I left for work - this morning it was 31 - and the 31 felt better than the 38... I am sure it had to do with moisture levels - that moisture really works on my bones! :(
Hope everyone stays dry and warm! My youngest son is headed to near Dallas for the weekend - says it is supposed to be sunny and 60 degrees there. I told him to bring some back home with him!
I remember fishing at 15 or 18 degrees ,same here though, ain't happening these days I would be so stiff from the cold I would would have to use tools to ever be able to flex again.
Winter time from Texas through Utah into western flat lands of CO. or Wyoming are usual dry cold , Here it is like sitting in a bathtub, Like others, steam bathing in those western summers, Nears toleration!!!
Some of my elders use to say "My old bones feel like stones ,You will understand what I mean someday... lol Pennies to every youngster who ever heard that and similar and similar , The good old ""you'll see what I mean"" Now I am old enough to say that and I am old enough to still be hearing it too ...
21 degrees now,about 6 or so last night . Suppose to be back in the 40's next week , I could go for that!!
BRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It didn't get over 25 today. On the bright side, it'll get close to 40 tomorrow, so some of the snow and ice will be melting. The rest of the week will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s, although Wed. they're saying it will be almost 50. Hoping all the snow will be gone by next weekend. As we got only a few inches, it should be. I want to get some brush clearing done next weekend. At least I can get "something" done during the winter when there is no snow cover. There's no snow predicted in the 10 day forecast. Yay!
We get a wet cold here, and other times a dry cold. Just depends. Since the snow last Saturday night it's been a very dry cold. A dry cold can feel pretty raw when the wind is blowing.
So it usually thaws out and then refreezes?? February is usually our biggest month in Arkansas for winter precipitation...although there have been times we have had snow early - such as this past December and sometimes late...I remember one Easter when there was ice on the ground. But typically February is when most of it occurs. I remember one year when I was in High School it snowed every Wednesday in February. We would go to school on Monday and Tuesday, and sometimes start the day on Wednesday and then be sent home bc of weather. Then we missed every Thursday and Friday. As kids we thought it was awesome until April came and we were going to school on Saturdays to make up snow days!!! THAT was the pits!
It was 27 here this morning... and is supposed to warm up to the 40s I think during the day.
Yes Genna. I don't think it is a major thaw, like I don't believe the ground totally thaws but usually if we have any snow it goes away for a week. Then February and March can be brutal. Seems like winter here is shifting months. It is mild through December but then Jan, Feb & March are more winter.
Last year here from Feb on rain ,rain, and more rain not hardly even a flurry ,This year like last year we got snow around about Christmas . Next week they are saying 40's and rain after this weekends possible flurries , could be looking like a repeat of last year.
Everything was mud for months then baked dry as bricks, Welcome to Texas in Indiana.
Remember when there was a few days in February when it would warm up for a weekend and then be cold again until June ,
Things sure have changed about the weather. It is about 22 degrees here 18 for later and this morning ,There is a foot or snow covering everything , it is sunny enough to cause a headache ,(anyone with the flu this must be making them miserable) and make you feel slow,
My oh my it's a beautiful day!!!
It's COLD but the sun is shining brightly so not too bad. Qorking with my daylily seeds and orchids today. Indoor gardening will get me through the winter. Seeds are starting to show up in stores, the dream garden begins.
Sorry to hear you had damage... the storm in the Little Rock area on Christmas day did a lot of damage as well. Trees about an hour south of there had extensive damage too - lots of timber lost!
It rained here on January 1 - according to the old wives tale, it will rain at least 15 days this month. So far it is off to a good start because we had had several days of light rainfall including today. Nothing elaborate, but at least it is slowly helping to offset the huge deficit that we ended the year with. Hopefully we will catch up on some much needed rainfall without flooding ! But the temps are at 50 so we shouldn't have to worry about freezing rain, at least for now.
Lyle, right about now I am SURE everyone is jealous...but come July and August they wont be!
Hi all, haven't been here for quite a few years. Our lowest temp this mo. was -9 and gets barely to 30 with the sun shining. We do have a good 2ft. of snow cover still so hopefully my daylilies and peonies will survive.
Well, Saturday it was HOT here - upper 70s - everyone wearing shorts and sleeveless tops. By midnight it had dropped to upper 40s and yesterday it was 29 degrees and sleeting/freezing rain! Thankfully it didn't last long and only stuck on surfaces and bridges. I do think there were some parts of the state that were not as lucky... 29 again this morning and it sure feels colder than that! I guess because of all the moisture in the air.
We have had lots of rain in the past week - and the creeks are beginning to fill and the river is up. Thankfully most of it has fallen pretty slowly which is what we needed after being bone dry for so long. Looks like we may go from drought to flooding if it continues.
Thanks Lyle for sharing all the photos...that is so different from our weather - hard to relate to things beginning to grow again in October! :) Although sometimes our weird weather makes things do that too in October- December, but then they regret it when the weather turns on them.
Ya'll do make me thankful that I do NOT live where there are single digits on the thermometer!
BRRRR again here today!! 18 and with wind chill feels like 9!! WWWaaaayyyyy too cold for me once again!! But wind at 3 a.m.(son had to be to work!) didn't feel quite as cold as yesterday. Getting ready to go back out again right now to take youngest one to school!! But then it's back in to hibernate for me as long as I can!! Enjoy your day!!!
Genna - Usually by this time of year my daylilies are well on their way putting on new growth and in some cases starting to increase, but this year has been strange, we have had 4 consecutive days of 32 or below, this is the first time that has happened since 1988 I hope this cold front weakens before traveling to the east.
Wow - that is odd! I think the weather is strange everywhere and has been for at least the past year!
It is warmer here today ... supposed to get up to around 40 or so - thank goodness! It can melt away the rest of the ice and freezing rain that we got yesterday! I think it is supposed to be warmer the rest of the week...
I have been trying to put out seed for the birds - and I am having a hard time getting the cardinals and blue jays to come to the feeders. I thought my hanging feeder was too small for the larger birds to land on, so I went and bought a platform type feeder to put black sunflower seeds on SPECIFICALLY for the cardinals and jays. About all I have had on it has been sparrows and finches. The finches won't touch the 'finch seed" that I purchased and put in a separate feeder... Then I have another feeder that has wire around it to keep the squirrels out I think, but it doesn't seem that anyone likes eating out of it either - guess it is too hard to get to the seed??? Can someone offer some suggestions on what works best? I am tired of buying feeders that they don't like!
Brrrr...Yesterday morning it was 7 at my house in Rio Rancho and didn't get above 26 degrees. It is supposed to "warm up" to 17 in the morning with highs in the low 40's by Saturday...maybe even 50 degrees.
The cold weather is moving in this coming Sunday. Today and tomorrow will be in the forties.
Genna, this is what I am doing for the birds around here for the winter. This feeder is about 5yrs old. The suet is for the woodpeckers that hang around all winter. If the birds don't like it here they can go elsewhere. LOL! The feeder is hanging from a tree so the tree rats don't have direct access to it. You can also put your seeds in a ziplock bag with cayenne pepper and shake it up to coat the seeds to discourage the tree rats (heretofore known as squirrels) and other varmints. The pepper does not harm the birds.Bought the seeds from Ace Hardware a few weeks ago. Couldn't resist. Want to keep the Humming birds happy.
WOW!!!! Thunder, Lightening, Rain & Snow mixed early this morning/last night!!! Hubby took son to work at 3 a.m. and said some of the roads are quite slippery & very cold and windy. So thankful that he gets up to take him to work most days so I don't have to when the weather is terrible like this!!!!
Didn't get much snow--just enough to cover every thing again(pic below)--was the darn rain that caused the problems! If we had to get anything, would much rather have had JUST the snow without the freezing rain mixed in!!! Still quite windy here right now also but haven't heard of any power outages so far! All though the lightening was kind of cool to see--lit up the whole sky!!!
Genna you are right. That's a heater to keep the water in the birdbath from freezing. It should come in very handy the next few days as overnight temps hang out around 0°f. Today's high will only get to 10°f. We have to go back to February of 2011 when we last experienced these temps.
I suppose mike and hemlady are enjoying this blast of Artic air visiting for the next few days ,, Nothing new about our northern relatives being cold,They are saying it has been two years since below 0 temperatures have been documented here ,, I could go a few more without them..!!really,,!!
Someplace around 17 degrees here and falling , predicting -2 to -5 by morning .,,
I could pass , (Is there a gardening or caretakers job open in Florida OR Texas???) lol
Man it is plain downright cold out for here!!!!!
4 degrees 17 to 23 wind -9 TO -20 wind chills
Light flurries high expected of 14 degrees ..
IT is cold ,it is winter ... Where, oh where ,has my little spring gone , oh where, oh where, can it be! With it's sun so bright and it's air so warm , where oh where can it be...
Those hibiscus are gorgeous - but I don't normally deal with the tropical ones either because I don't really have anywhere to overwinter them. They sure are pretty though! I do love the hardy hibiscus that I have and I hope to add some more of those. It bloomed and bloomed all summer into very late fall.
It has been a rollercoaster here - anywhere from 25 degrees to 70! Everyone I know has sinus issues or some other sickness. The flu is rampant in the area as are several respiratory ailments! I think everyone is ready for spring!!
I have been praying for all of my northern friends safety during this severe artic blast. I don't know HOW ya'll ever keep warm even inside when the temps drop that low! But, I hope everyone stays safe and warm somehow!! I am so thankful that I do not live somewhere where it gets that cold! Not sure I could deal with it... and the thought of having to go out in it at 3 am is really scary to me! :)
I am ready for some more daylight in each day and some warmer temps so I can get busy outside!
Well, right now it's a heat wave...44*, and it's supposed to be above freezing for the next few days. SO, while we were gone over Christmas our grandson (bless his heart) came over and shoveled the snow out of our driveway so it would be clear when we got back. The problem is, he piled it all on top of my daylily bed, so I have about a 4ft. pile of snow and ice. It hardly ever got above freezing since we got home, and a lot of nights below 0*. Today I decided to go out and start breaking up the snow and ice with a pickaxe. I think it's going to take a few days (not the stamina I used to have) and hopefully 40* weather to get down to where it can melt sooner. I just hope my daylilies have withstood the crush.
So, so cold!! 6 degrees when taking our son to school this morning :( And the wind is horrible!! Just enough snow to make ground white and no rain mixed in this time!! I cannot wait for the warm weather to get here!!!
YEAH it is actually warmer outside today!!! But, "crunchy snow" (started snowing last night -- steadily turned to rain--light drizzle right now) has come with it!! Got to turn the heat down some!!!! So excited!!!! Don't even want to see our consumers bill for next month(SCARY to even think about it!).
It is 60 degrees with steady light rain here , then it is going to get cold again ,, muddy ,wet lettuce in the sun , to garden in, any body?
IF I was as big a goof as this weather has been the last couple of years ... oh well,,,unto your imaginations ...
Gottcha!! Didn't pay attention to the date stamp when looking at the photo!! Do you "nick" your daylily seeds before soaking them(have talked to some people who say they do--some that don't) and what ratio of h/peroxide to water?? Will too much peroxide in water harm them???
Did you have success with ALL of those last year???
I am new to trying this whole seed growing thing but I did have success with a few noid daylily seeds that I received from someone last spring!! Hoping to get them out in the ground when weather permits.
As being laid off & looking for a job kind of restricts my flower/seed budget right now, have been looking on ebay & trying to find other alternatives for purchasing flower seeds that aren't going to cost me "an arm & a leg" to purchase!! Any suggestions or knowledge of good places to look???
It is HOT here this morning! Probably 70 degrees and extremely muggy!! NOT a good sign for us this time of year...they are calling for heavy storms this afternoon and evening - expecting high winds and some possible tornados. Hopefully it won't be a whole string of them!
It was so wonderful last night outside... a slight breeze and temps in the upper 60s - it sure felt like Spring! Just teasing us I am sure ...
Shirley... Mike should have put that ADDICTIVE part in all caps... proceed with caution! LOL I can't visit the LA often - makes me want to spend WAY too much money!
My husband is being transferred to a new job starting Monday - about 100 miles away. He took this transfer to avoid losing his job completely, and because his new boss said he would be able to move him back home in a few months. Now, the new boss is saying he probably won't be able to do so. :( It is looking more and more like we might have to sell our home and relocate. I have already told my husband that IF we have to do that, I am planning on taking all the DLs with me! :)
Don't even know if that is realistic but it is sure what I intend to do!
Thanks for all the info Mike!! GREATLY APPRECIATED!
And thanks for the warning Genna!!! Will definitely have to proceed with caution and keep my spending in check!!! Wish you the best of luck in your husbands job situation!! With scarce jobs to find out there , sometimes you are forced into things you really are not ready to do , or wanting to do, simply because you cannot afford to say o.k. I'll just get a different job---NOT as simple as it sounds!!
And, I do not blame you one bit!!! If I ever had to move , my flowers would go with me also if at all possible--would be like leaving your children behind!!! LOL
Well, I didn't have many DLs until this fall... I put over 50 in the ground! I think i might have had 20 or so before that - so it was a LOT to me! Looking forward to the show this summer... but if I have to move, I really intend to take them with me - of course, who knows where we would end up living and if I would even have enough sunshine in the yard for them. I am still praying that we (or at least I ) get to stay put for now.
Jobs in our area are extremely scarce - so he is at least going to try this one. Not sure he will be able to hold up to it physcially because he is used to working indoors and this is an outside job :( Will be rough in bad weather - and will be REALLY bad come summer time!
Genna, WOW that was a lot of daylilies to plant at one time!! Good for you!! You will have to post pics for us when they all start blooming!! Am hoping to acquire that many over time!!
Know exactly what you mean about jobs being scarce!! I am currently laid off and looking for work myself!! NOT FUN!!! Still have 3 of 5 children at home and makes it rough!! Hope all works out for the best for you & your husband!! Was thinking about maybe checking into a grant or something to possibly go back to school for something(don't really know what) but honestly don't think I would do that well anymore!! Ahh, decisions, decisions!! All we can do is the best we can with what we have at the time and try to figure out ways to make it better!!! And hopefully it all works out in the end!!!
It is very windy here too. All of my garbage cans in my yard are laying on their sides. One of my plastic chairs is tipped over too. Not sure of the temp yet but I would rather not go out today. Looks like we had a dusting of snow also.
BBBRRRR!!! Just got back in again & temp in van says 22 degrees but just looked at weather on t.v. and says with windchill it is like 6 degrees here!! Trash cans & small trash bags are in the roads EVERYWHERE here!! Didn't see any tree branches at all and don't know of any power outages!! There were a FEW flakes of snow in the air around 3 this morning but nothing on the ground(thank goodness)!!
The cold is back with a vengeance after a high of 63 degrees f on Tuesday. Only going up to about 18 today. Thirteen tomorrow and possible three inches of snow between Friday and Saturday. Was out at 4:30 this morning clearing light snow on the driveway.
Cold here this morning too. It was 75 degrees here on Tuesday - today, it is 32, but the sun is shining so I am sure it will warm up some.
It was a lot of DLs to plant at one time - at least for me... but I acquired most of them last Spring. Some I had purchased over the winter and they arrived in the spring, others came from a DL farm that was going out of business. A friend told me about it and I was able to get quite a few from her at a very good price. I got some from DG friends at a plant swap. But, as I would acquire them, I was just putting them in pots because i knew I wanted to put them in the foundation planting that I was working on. I had just had them all in the ground about a month when my husband found out about his job... made me wish that I still had them potted up on my porch!!! But, I had gotten them in the ground trying to protect them for the winter - plus, that was where I thought their home was going to be. Now, who knows!?! He reports to his new job on Monday. We aren't rushing into anything at this point, but going to take it one day and one week at a time to see how it goes - then we may decide to put our house up for sale and try to move.
If you could qualify for a grant, or special funds because you have been laid off, it would be a great time to pursue a degree... or even just take some classes to help improve specific skills - computers, business, etc. Or start a whole new career. :) Wish you the best of luck! We have two in college and one in medical (going thru on loans) so this is not the best timing for us- but I am sure God has a plan and that it will work out fine.
Shirley, did you see on the news the bad pile up they had on I-75 today because of a white out?? It was only about 2 miles from me. Awfully bad. I guess 3 children and 1 adult were killed. We have been have snow on and off all day today and some blizzard type conditions. That sure contributed to the accidents. I heard there were at least 30 cars and several tractor trailer trucks involved.
Oh goodness. There were actually 3 pile ups yesterday, the one you mentioned, the one just south of Detroit and I heard there was one just south of Flint, also here in Michigan. These snow squalls were causing white outs and when that happens you just can't see where you are driving.
Did anyone check out the daylily closeout sale at Ensata ????
Has anyone ever ordered from that before???? Me and my sister went together and ordered some from there last year--not at my house though, they all got planted at her house because I had too much going on and did not have time to get them in the ground and figured they would do better in the ground than in pots. Will get them from her when she divides them!!
Sorry to hear about all the weather related accidents - they sound horrible!!
It was a BEAUTIFUL weekend here. It would cool off at night into the 40's but up in the 70s both Saturday and Sunday. My husband and I actually spent quite a bit of Saturday afternoon working in my foundation bed again. Haven't gotten to work in it since the first part of December. We made a quite a dent - but of course, we still have a long way to go.
He started his new job in Little Rock today - 100 miles away - so I figure I will have to finish the rest of it a little at a time on my own. I can go back to doing a little bit every afternoon and eventually chip away at it if the weather is decent. The only problem is I am quickly running out of time to get all the mulch down before the grass season starts back up! In fact, the area not covered was already covered with henbit ! :( I just put cardboard and newspaper over it - and put mulch on top and moved on!
I am going to be good and not even LOOK at the DLs on sale...
Here in Mississippi (northern) we are experiencing alternating days of winter and spring. Up in the 70s for a few days then drop down to the 20s for a few day. Hard on plants ! My mom's flowering cherry was in full bloom when we got the 20s weather that killed all the blooms. Many things were budding out that shouldn't be, and now they are paying for it ! You never know if they will be through for the year or if they will bounce back and bloom again at the right time. My viburnum has about a dozen blooms opening on it now. Hope it will be bloom again in spring.
Unbelivable, this weather in February. It is or was 45 degrees on Monday. Nice but I wonder how well my daylilies and irises will bloom since we have had only a few days with low temp at night and days.
January is usually our coldest month with Feb following. Not so this year. Also no moisture.. We did have some snow of 1-1/2" last week. But not nearly enough to do good. I left a hose out and I think I will water my plants again. At this writing, it is 35 degrees.
I have been taking the unsalted snow that I shovel and throw it on the daylily beds that are close to the driveway. We got a total of 5.2" of snow over the last five days. Before that we had some good rain.
Glad to hear ya'll are getting some warmer temps. It is probably in the lower 60s here today, but with heavy cloud cover and some wind- it feels cooler. Yesterday it was a beautiful day with sunshine and low 70s. I was hoping for that this afternoon because I wanted to get some things done outside ... but by the time I get off, I will probably just stick to my inside list for tonight.
NO NO NO!!!! DON'T WANT WHAT THEY SAY IS COMING OUR WAY!!! Supposed to start lightly tonight then steadily get worse by Friday morning--possible 9 to 10 inches! YUCK!!! Hasn't started yet. Told the boys to be prepared!! It will be off to to Grandma's with shovels in hand!!!
We have awarning also of snow. Usually I would welcome the moisture but I have a doctors appt. for a checkup in Nebraska on Monday---a 3 1/2 hour drive. My son who lives there warned of the same. It is hard to believe the change since it was 43 degrees today.
I have 4 good studded tires but If the weather will be too bad, I will cancel.
Casshigh and friends in GA, hope all is well with you. Heard of a terrible accident up there. For all our friends on the east coast, NYRita and company, brace yourselves for the snow that's coming your way this week end. we are getting a little rain/ freezing rain right now. Should turn to rain later (39°f) and turn to snow tonight. Not much in terms of inches expected.
CIndy, on Christmas eve here is was 75 degrees. The next day a large portion of the state got 10" of snow!! My daughter in law was here for Christmas eve, and I kept saying, it is going to snow tomorrow. She said No way! :) Not only did it snow, it stuck to the roads, and everything. I was shocked it built up on the roads so quickly because it had been so warm - but I guess there was just so much of it - it cooled everything quickly!
Hope ya'll all stay safe! I surely wouldn't want to drive 3.5 hrs one way (I assume much longer in snowy conditions) in it!! I know on Christmas day it took us 2.5 hrs to drive what would have normally taken 45 minutes. Of course, no studded tires or chains here...
I am curious? Do ya'll just leave the studded tires on all winter? or do they have to go off and on as you have snow/don't have snow? I have never had to deal with something like that of course!
here in the North we put on studded or winter tires on before winter is expected----November. Then come spring we take then off April or May. Otherwise the studs in the tires will wear down flat. I paid $500 for 4 studded tires 3 years ago. Figured my life is worth that. Trouble is mnay other drivers don't have them.
Often we have drivers from the warm climates that don't invest in winter tires and they will weave all over the road. They are not used to driving on those kind of roads. They are the ones that scare me. Wyoming is not flat. We have many hills which can be scary when it snows, of with black ice. Then, add the texting, and using the cell phone. Many close accidents from that.
We haven't used studded tires in years, because with front wheel drive now and anti-lock brakes you really don't need them where I am. If we lived farther north we probably would use them. Come to think of it, I think Michigan outlawed studded tires many years ago because they ruin the roads.
Some states outlawed them during late spring and through the summer so you have a time limit when you can use them. If I emember correctly, Massachusetts did way back when. Here no such thing and if they do, I will stop driving. There are too many idiots on the road without worrying about icy roads. I have seen drivers stop on green and go on red while talking on the cell. Many close calls. The there is alcohol...
Thanks for that info. That is what I was wondering - was how you dealt with driving with them if there WASN'T ice and snow - thinking they would do road damage and also wear themselves off. Guess ya'll average enough of it that it makes sense to leave them on! Of course, we don't have those here - but the problem here is that when it snows everyone (well most everyone) slows down and takes it carefully, but once it has been on the roads a day or two - which here is usually more dangerous because of thaw and refreezing as ice - then they all drive fast on it because 'now they are experienced!" I do not have front wheel or 4 wheel drive on my suburban, so I do not like to drive in it at all. My husband drove home on Christmas day in the snow, and we just had to take it very slowly. Did do a little slipping but nothing dangerous. Years ago I had a front wheel drive nissan stanza and I went anywhere I wanted to go in bad weather. I just usually hitch a ride with someone else if the roads are bad. My husband has a front wheel drive beetle that he uses to commute to work - well, at least he did have. He hit a deer with it Monday night and now it looks like it will be totaled.
It sounds like this snowstorm is going to be massive in the NE. I pray everyone stays safe and stays warm!
Snow has stopped here also, but we got a little more accumulation than you did!! Sun is out but still windy and cold out!! Of course some areas deeper than others where there are drifts, but on average this is what we have as of now!!
Expecting 6 to 10 " over the weekend. I had a dr, appointment in Nebraska on Monday. I cancelled since Nebraska has a blizzard warning with snow. I would hate to be on the Interstate in white out conditions. It is a 3-1/2 hour drive.
Promises promises, I will believe it when I see it. Reschedule just incase.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Hope it is a blessed day for everyone! Caught the tail end of the weather last night and all I heard was how beautiful and warm it was going to be today... had a THICK layer of frost this morning and it was 30 degrees! LOL... but the sun is out and it is supposed to be in the 60s today. Supposed to be a little cooler tomorrow and Saturday - but sure hoping to get some outside work done this weekend!
Light flurries this am. Some lake effect snow coming for IN and MI this weekend. They are talking about 4-8 inches. Heard something about possible big snow next Thursday for around here in Chicagoland.
COLD - 28 degrees-- light dusting of snow last night --not snowing right now, but predicting light snow today and tomorrow -- and single digits tomorrow night ! YUCK !! I am past being ready for the warm weather to get here!!
Think of the snow like blooms ,pretty to look at ... it is only that it gets invasive and comes with cold ,,,lol Digging it out can be a chore sometimes also...
But does give a minty or tea feeling to the air ... cool,, huh?
So true juhur--I have often said I honestly would not mind the snow if it did not come with that darned cold temperatures!! Actually think that first "clean" snow is so pretty!! But no way no how do I like the cold that comes with it!
LOL... you could always move south - but then you probably wouldn't like our summers! :)
Has anyone heard from Karen or seen her posting on other threads??? It seems like it has been forever since i have seen her post. Hope that everything is ok!!
It was overcast and in the low 50s today. I think it is supposed to be similar weather tomorrow - slight breeze and overcast skies made it feel cooler than it was. Daffodils are beginning to blooms and the spring bushes will be blooming soon! of course...the weeds are already plentiful!!
Beautiful sunny but cold morning here. It did not get as cold over night as they had predicted which is fine by me!! A high today of around 30. Have some friends that are vacationing in Hawaii...I wish now that I had joined them!! lol
VERY COLD but only light dusting of snow--on top of ice -- slippery last night-- sun out but not a "warm" sun !! Slippery enough that we had a "flying" vehicle land in our yard about a foot from our house and we don't even live on a corner we live in the middle of the block in the city!! What a nut!! And quite an eventful 2 hours out in the freezing cold in the middle of the night!! Everything o.k.--thankfully nobody hurt -- could have turned out much worse--very thankful that somebody was watching over everyone at that moment!!
Haven't seen Karen. Very cold here. AM temp was around 3°f. Expecting one day (Monday) to be around mid forties then back into the twenties. Went out and fed the birds and refilled bird bath. Did a general walk around the yard. Saw some bulbs sending up shoots on the south side of the house.
Weather is about the same as above ,Monday too. Snowed here last night , not much and gone now under a bright sun.
30's /20's near constant No flowers only garlic, onions, things like that , some iris starting to shoot crown though , but that might be blasphemy on this thread ..
Oh my Sbish5 - that sounds pretty scary having a vehicle come flying into your yard! Glad to hear they just got a good scare and that no one was hurt...hopefully, that will make them learn to slow down in such conditions. At least one can always hope...
It was mid 50s here over the weekend but with a very brisk, stiff wind blowing off of some very cold air. Didn't really want to spend much time outdoors because of it. Yesterday the wind was less and it was better. The daffodils are blooming - Spring is on the way! :)
Very cold here again--still a little snow on ground--piles in some places--grass showing through in some places. Wind is really cold when it picks up.
Yeah, the whole vehicle in the yard thing was definitely not good-- there was more involved than the weather causing it though--that is what made me so angry about the whole thing, a drunk driver hit and killed my nephew as he was walking down the road 10 years ago, therefore I am not too fond of those who drive drunk. And then plead with you to please not call the police because they "really can't afford to get a dui right now". Guess who has no sympathy for him---YEP ___ ME!!!!
My BIL was hit by a hit and run driver several years ago. He was never the same. He died a few years ago in Michigan. The accident happened in Chicago south suburbs when he came to help his sister move. We got up to 53°f today. The bottom drops out from here. Rain should turn to light snow overnight.
55/24 TODAY ,TONIGHT, Raining now till midnight, 3 am snow , Ditch lilies are showing their green spring sprouts , lost a few of my seed starts , Some of the older varieties started from seed are doing well though , etc Autumn sojourn ,Annette's Magic a few like as are doing well.
Practice ,practice ,practice ,, I wonder though , about howold I could be or might get to and still be practicing before I am satisfied or I get it right..
25/10 and snow. today/ tonight, windy also ,last 40 /50 gusts were fun? As was the sleet..
I could really be done with winter myself ,Either it has to quit this or snow enough to some business happy .
Mother nature making with the ""cold shoulder""" She must not be to happy with us...
I don't know if any of this is better than the ""silent treatment""" or not?
yesterday is was mid 60s with sunshine... today, there has already been sleet, calling for snow and ice over a large portion of the state - HOPEFULLY it will not be this far south! They are calling mostly for ice accumulation, and the possibility of some severe weather as the fronts clash... the ice will be a major problem! doesn't take much of it to wreck havoc!
Mike, with temps like that ... I would NOT want to step outside!!
It was supposed to be warming up here today - but it is a very cold 42 degrees. IT is strange how it feels so much colder than it is - lots of moisture in the air and a light breeze I guess makes a lot of difference.
They say it will be nice this weekend...guess we will see.
Got about 2-3 inches yesterday--snow blowing in the wind like crazy making it very hard to see in places while driving! Light dusting on top of that over night. Not snowing now, but still cold and slightly windy at times. I WANT SPRING!!!!
Well, I surely don't mean to rub it in your faces, but it was a gorgeous day here - started out a little chilly, but ended the day mid 60s with beautiful clear, sunshiny skies! It has been wet and dreary all week so the sunshine was a welcome sight. Unfortunately, i didn't get to do any work outside, but it was nice to look at anyway.
LOL... that is a funny site I bet! Won't the clothes freeze?? I remember hearing my Mom talk about clothes freezing on the line, but I always just hung stuff out on pretty days ... I don't even have a clothes line where I live now, but I LOVE the smell of sheets hung out on the line!
Snow---3"---we got is slowly melting. Was sunny and 35 degrees today. Nuts, just checked the weather and snow tomorrow and 32 degrees high. We do need the moisture badly but I would prefer the liquid kind. I don't have to shovel that.
Yeah, sometimes the clothes do freeze but these ones weren't wet when I put them out there! Going through things in the basement and hung out some of the "hunting" coats / pants that have been packed away for quite a while. Were washed before they got put away so just wanted to "air " them out a little!! Love to hang clothes on the line! Only use dryer for a very few things! Even have clothes lines in the basement for when we have storms!
No snow/no rain at this moment !! Supposed to get up to 37 I think they said for today! And maybe some snow later on .
We are already getting rain here and its supposed to switch later to wintry mix before turning to snow. The meteroligists are saying just one degree can make a difference in whether we get ice or snow. Yesterday was the first I could walk outside without slipping since the last storm.
White weather has reached us here once again also :( Hasn't been coming down that long but is coming down pretty good out there already! Wind picking up and getting colder. Even though I am hoping we don't get what they are predicting for us, our youngest son is hoping we get that plus some so he won't have school in the morning !! KIDS !!!
We were on the low end of the snow total. Few places further north from here got 10+ inches. We got a little over 2" of wet snow, had to use the shovel. starting to see the six pack forming after all that workout. LOL!
Well, it is supposed to be decent today - in the low 50s I think, but supposed to drop into the low 20s tonight and I think the high for tomorrow is 38 - so much for getting some things done outside! :( Our local daffodil festival is next weekend - I am hoping that since this weekend is so cold - MAYBE next weekend will be nice!
All that slipping and sliding on the interstates makes for very dangerous conditions! I guess once one accident occurs it just starts piling up :( sounds very scary...
We actually had sunshine for a while yesterday - still overcast today, but maybe it will show up...
I did hear them say on the radio this morning that now only 54% of the nation is still under drought conditions because the snow has brought some areas out of drought. First time in over 2 yrs that less than 55% of the country has been in drought conditions... that still sounds like a lot of people are still in trouble! I think we have had close to enough rain to get back to normal levels - but not sure. Haven't really heard them say locally.
Well, I think they missed the forecast for us for sure - no sun in sight today! :( It is cool out - and with the cloud cover it is grey and dreary but only a 30% chance of precipitation, this weekend is still supposed to be cold but hopefully dry!
Well, it was a cold weekend here - with wind all weekend which made it feel even colder. The weather is warmer today with temps in the 60s and sunshine, and just a slight breeze - so MUCH nicer! Guess that is the way it goes since it is Monday...
I need ya'lls help. My daughter Jessica is in a contest on the Toms website to try to win one of 50 trips to help deliver Tom's shoes to kids in need out of the country. She is SO wanting to do this - especially since my youngest son has been to Africa and Saudi. But, she logged over 2000 community service hours in HS and has been wearing Toms for the past 6 yrs so this is more than just winning a trip. Could you please take the time to vote for her? http://www.toms.com/ticket-to-give/flags/7184
You can only vote once per email, and if you use this link, I think you have to set up an account providing an email, and a password. IF you link thru FB, I don't think you have to set up an account. It won't let me link to hers because I have already voted for her, and I can only vote once. so, it won't let me even view her profile anymore.
If you have friends or family that would be willing to take the time to vote for her, we would sure appreciate the help! There are over 4000 entrants for the 50 slots - so it will strickly be about who can generate the most votes! We will have to have a lot of sharing and help to pull this off. Thanks!!
Thanks ya'll - we appreciate the help! Have a LONG way to go if she is going to make the top 50!!
IT is WINDY here today! I guess March has decided to come in like a Lion here!! I had to go out this morning and try to secure some things on my back porch including my gas grill! A few months back we had a really bad storm come thru in the middle of the night and it picked up my gas grill and threw it down my back steps. I am thinking that could have been REALLY bad... I don't think the wind is supposed to get that heavy today, but I tried to push it up in the corner of my back porch so hopefully it will catch less wind. It is too heavy for me to lay over on its back by myself - my husband I did that a few weeks back when they were calling for possible tornados and high winds...but this is about the best I can manage by myself! I hope it is sufficient!
They say it is supposed to warm up this afternoon and be sunny - but for now it is windy and cloudy...
Mike, if you get 8" will it all melt this weekend? Or does ya'll snow just keep piling up on top of each other? Hopefully all this snow will continue to make a dent in the drought situation across the country!
Thanks for the votes! I really appreciate them! We need lots of networking so if you have any friends who would be willing to vote, please feel free to pass on the link or share on FB or whatever. She is hovering somewhere between number 70 - 80 and considering there are over 4,000 signed up that's not too bad... but she will need to move substantially beyond the 50 mark to make sure she makes the trip. I appreciate whatever you can do!
Nanny, does your husband commute in that type of weather? I bet that is a challenge to say the least - although I realize you all have a lot better road equipment, snow chains, etc to deal with that type of weather than we do down here in the south.
I am curious...do any of ya'll have any experience with Subaru vehicles? My husband is considering purchasing a used Subaru forester or outback to replace his VW beetle that was recently totaled with its run in with the deer. In the new job he has taken, they are ALWAYS called out in bad weather - so he will need something dependable that can trek thru the ice and snow to get him to work. The Little Rock area where he is working now is also much more hilly and curvy that what we are used to - that is why he is leaning toward the AWD instead of just a front wheel drive vehicle. Around here you can go almost anywhere with just a front wheel drive, but not sure when he gets into the hills and curves up there that a FWD will be sufficient. Plus they say the Subaru has a little higher ground clearance than your average FWD car. Thought it might be better mpg than going to a 4WD truck or suv...but there are not a lot of subarus in our area so I just wondered if anyone had any personal experience with them.
It was cool here this morning - low 30s, but the sun has come out and it is a BEAUTIFUL day - probably mid to upper 60s... might even be pushing into the low 70s by now. Too bad I have to be at work ...would be a great day to be working in the yard!! Oh well, speaking of work, break is over...better get back at it!
Our local daffodil festival is this weekend and it looks like the daffodils will be in full bloom- and maybe nice weather as well!
Have a great day everyone! Try to stay warm and safe in all that snow!!
Genna, I worked on Subaru's at the dealer for over two years. 2000-2003.I also went to their school in Naperville, IL. They are pretty good dependable cars. The all wheel drive is fantastic. If he is buying used, I would suggest that he have it completely inspected. You always want to start with a base knowledge of your vehicle. You can't assume that the previous owner did their maintenance. Overall, most Subaru owners back then took good care of their vehicles. I am going to e-mail some family and friends to vote for Jess. The snow melts around here if it is warm enough. Mike
Thanks so much for that info Mike. He is looking at several that are at dealerships and will have been gone completely thru before being sold. I think that will be much more reliable!
I appreciate you taking the time to try to help Jessi - she definitely appreciates it! She is a great girl...even if I do say so myself!
It is going to be a gorgeous day here!! It is mild this morning, probably low 50s and the sun is shining and there isn't a cloud in the sky! Should be in the low 70s by lunch ... if only this were the weekend!! Of course with the time change this coming Sunday, I will be able to get some things done in the evenings!! Yay!!!
that is the car I wanted 8 years ago when I had to give up my VW Rabbit I had for 15 years. Subaru Outback is the perfect car for Wyoming. Those I saw here were not in good shape. People don't seem to get rid of them as long as they are in good shape. So, I bought a 2002 Dodge Neon with my saved up cash and got a $$ break, plus only 52,000 miles and 1 owner.
Still would love to keep my VW. Before that I had a VW bug for many years until the engine went.
The modern day myth. Most places now are only fixing what is absolutely necessary to keep a used car going unless it is certified. It's all about maximizing the profits. It does not hurt to get your own repair shop to inspect the vehicle before you buy it. It could be money well spent. You want to be able to negotiate before you buy not after.
It is a BEAUTIFUL day - supposed to be in the 70s with clear skies and sunshine - perfect weather for our local daffodil festival! :)
On a sad note, we are dealing with a very serious issue with one our furbabys in our house... and we may have to have her put to sleep today. My daughter is devastated - and this has all been so sudden we are all having a hard time with it. Prayers would be appreciated... in our house, our dogs are like family!
My husband is looking at the Forester and the Outback ... the vehicle he totaled was a diesel VW beetle. Mike, you are right, he went to a used car dealership to test drive a couple because they were close - they started telling him things that were WRONG with the car - this one's temp gauge doesn't work, this one's cruise control doesn't work, etc but they hadn't fixed or planned to fix ANY of them! :(
Yes DH commutes! He drives about 35 miles to work. We do not use chains but he drives a little Cobalt right now that has front wheel drive and is a stick shift so it goes pretty darn good in snow and ice. We live in a rural private lake community and have lots have hills and curves and the county does not get out here in a timely fashion to clear roads. It is an on going battle with them over any road work out here. We are last on the list.
Well, three days and three different weather conditions here! Saturday was very pretty with weather in the 70s, Sunday it poured down rain, today it was in the 30s this morning with a stiff breeze. It warmed up ok and was probably in the 60s late this afternoon and the wind had died down some so it felt much nicer. I think it is supposed to warm up the rest of the week.
Did some trimming in the yard just a little after work - long way to go, but it is a start at getting it all cleaned up and ready for spring! :)
On a sad note, we lost our beloved Maggie (french bulldog) on Saturday. We think it was a tumor on the brainstem but she declined so rapidly it was almost unbelievable... we are all still in shock! She was one of my three gardening partners and I am sure going to miss her supervision and affection!
This time change has me dragging... might be an early bedtime for me this evening!
I haven't noticed the time change but my sinus infection and bronchitis certainly has me dragging. I am having a hard time sleeping. Have slept total of only 12 hours in 3 days. I did manage a nap this afternoon and that seems to have perked me up a bit.
Sorry to hear you have had that sinus infection - it has been going around here like crazy and I have been trying REALLY hard to avoid it! Did have what I thought was an ear infection - still taking some decongestants because if I forget them the ear starts hurting again! :(
Guess the weather can't decide if it is ready for Spring or not!
It is hard to lose a pet - well, at least in our family they really don't have a clue they are dogs! LOL... it is very hard on all of us, but I am thankful that IF I had to lose her, that my family was here with me. I would NOT have wanted to deal with everything that went on Friday and Saturday by myself!! I had to deal with part of it Friday alone, and my youngest son kept calling telling me it would be alright because both him and my husband would be home that evening. I will admit it did offer reassurance during some pretty rough times, but I was glad I was not alone when I lost her. ;(
I am ready for some warm weather... with our luck we will probably go from this to HOT... I would like a nice long spring season !!
It turned it to a nice sunny day here! 45 degrees right now at my house...warmer then what they had called for.
Geena...sorry to read about your Maggie. It is so hard to lose a beloved pet. It will be 3 years since I lost my little min-pin Buddy and I miss him so much some day ...even tho we have a very special little dog named Gus now.
I'm back! I missed you guys. I've been well, but I've had computer issues. I will have to catch up when I have more time. Maybe tonight, but more likely tomorrow or Friday night. "Talk' to you guys soon.
Border Patrol, thank you. She was only 6 :( - we have her Mom who is 9 and her sister. She would have LOVED the past couple of days...she SOOO loved to be in the sunshine!
We had a light frost again this morning, but it is 70+ degrees with beautiful sunshine this evening! Makes a person have spring fever for sure!
For those of you still struggling with really cold temps and snow, I went out this afternoon and snapped some shots with my phone to give you a glimpse of Spring.
Sorry but I can NOT get the daffodils to post right side up!! It is right side up on my desktop but not on here... Oh well, some hyacinths, daffodils, one lone tulip magnolia bloom - it is way ahead of the others because the other buds are tiny, spirea - I have always loved the individual rose like blooms, and a single daffodil of a different variety. Hold on folks... Spring will be to you soon!
Beautiful day. Started cold but warmed up to 48 degrees. If nice tomorrow, I plan on doing some cleaning up in my garden. Got dead leaves of DL and iris plants that I want to remove. Want to get a headstart before warm weather when planting time comes..
In the upper 40's yesterday so I did what I planned. Cleaned out my borders and checked on my seedling babies. Last year's iris and daylily seedling doing great. Irises are producing side fans already. They were planted out May 2012. Daylilies are doing great also. I can see green just under the soil. Did lose some iris parents. Maybe our winter was too mild in temperature.
The seedlings planted May 2010 should all bloom this year. Some bloomed last year.
Today in the 50's and sunny. Didn't work in the garden today. Think I overdid it yesterday, so my back tells me. I got most of it done yesterday anyway.
Some rotted , most the ground hogs have gotten . so the potted, stay potted, a while .About a dozen or so in the pots.
I am envisioning things like ""Elmer Fudd with a shotgun"" !
It might happen if they get into vegetable garden...
Welcome back Karen. Of the eighteen days this month we have only been average for three days. Some weird weather is on the horizon for this Sunday. They are unsure about the path. Not sure if it is going to hit us head on or track south. Single digit wind chill this morning and tomorrow.
Well, our weather is a roller coaster ride - unseasonably hot, then storms, then cold... It was very mild last night late so I was a bit shocked this morning when it was 36! we just seem to be having wide swings in temps! At least it isn't single digits...
So I'm sure most of you have heard about the big blizzard we had here last month. It was pretty bad. Lots of trees and big limbs down. We lost power for 2 days, then without water for 5 days, until we could get our pump primed. Had to go to the gym to shower. We had enough water for drinking and flushing the toilet. Just ran out of toilet flushing water when we got our pump running again. We had some very big tree limbs come down in our driveway. Fortunately my sister and I parked our cars close to the street, and the limbs fell in the part of the driveway that was vacant. We had a big choke cherry fall in the woods, and lots of smaller limbs and sticks all over. The coast had a lot of flooding, and many people were without power for longer than we were.
Then earlier this month we had another storm, followed by a lot of rain several days later. All the snow melted, and the sump pump in our cellar quit. We didn't know until there was a foot of water in the cellar and the propane furnace quit working. The pilot light also went out in the hot water heater. So a few more days of no hot water and not heat. Fortunately we have a good wood stove, and the temps were not too bad at the time. We ended up having to buy a new sump pump, had a part in the water heater replaced, and also had to replace some parts in the furnace. That was $500 out the window, and we're short on money as it is. Oh well, what do you do, right?
A few weeks ago I had a burnpile going on at my house with lots of cleanup work. Then this past weekend I did more work on Sat. My nephew and sister's boyfriend were a big help, cutting up the big tree that fell, and taking down some birch trees that got ruined. We a lot less shade in that area now, so it'll be nice. We really got a lot done. Hopefully I can get some pics posted soon. Then Sunday I went to a local daylily club meeting where 2 local hybridizers were speaking about their hybridizing programs. One was very anal and OCD about organizing and keeping track of records. Nothing wrong with that, and she admitted to it. Her name is Darlyn Wilkinson of Grewood Farm in Topsfield, MA. Then there was Curt Turner, who lives nearby to Darlyn, and has some of his intros sold through her. He had a more laid back approach to his hybridizing. He often did not know the parentage, or only knew the pod parent. Anyhow, he was really nice. I got on of his daylilies at their auction for $20. It's one called Attic Elves. Here's the info on it: http://greywoodfarm.squarespace.com/2013-turner-introductions/ . It was one I wanted right off when I read the description.
Nice pics, Genna! That's weird that your daff pic posted upside down. ??? Can't wait to see blooms here. I did have some crocus in bloom, but they're covered with snow now. So sorry to hear about the loss of your Maggie. I love my dogs like family, too.
Started the day with rain-turn-to-snow. It is still snowing. Weather advisor of 3-5" through Saturday. Photo taken an hour ago. My guess is that we have 2" already.
Prediction is an early spring and drought conditions. We just got out of a drought 3 years ago after 5 year of it. Drought years makes for a hot summer.Another year with limited Daylily seeds, I bet. Hard enough last year, especially the tets.
We have high 30's now ,high 40's today winter storm begins tonight , storm warning for Sun, Mon . Expecting 5 to 9 inches of snow Sunday , with possible accumulations Monday .. 30 MPH winds forecast , higher gusts ,
The usual (, the unwanted, the irritating , the aggravating , the where went spring , winter saying it is here to stay. Us saying ,go away , be gone , you aren't wanted here , unless spring comes with you don;t come , we just talked about it and that's enough, leave me alone this is my space ...
I have the idea you all know the feeling ,,>
Nice looking sdlgs there Blomma! Cindy we are expecting a little bit in my neck of the woods. Going to a garden show at a nearby nursery (Alsip Nursery) this morning no matter what. DW told me not to see anything I want. LOL!!
Woke up to a dusting of snow this morning...the heavy snow is expected to arrive between 7pm tonight and 7am tomorrow. We have a Volleyball Tournament this evening so will have to wait and see if they cancel it. Our play time was for 5-7pm.
blomma What is the intensity or wattage of the light you are using , My Wilma Mae Thornton , and Singular Sensation look about like yours , but I had a few that did not do well under the lights I have. (curious?
Each light is 24" long with 750 lumens of output, 20 watts, made by GE. Each shelf had 2 fixtures with double light tubes. They ae all plant lights which is rich in reds and blues to promote growth.
If those that didn't do well under the light you have were placed more on the sides or ends of teh lights it could be the problem. There is a light fallout at ends and sides of flourescent tubes.
21degrees all day and cloudy Light snow off and on all day.
I have a question. More this year, I have had problems with seeds purchased on LA that came from the southern states. where rust can be a problem. I start 3 seeds of each variety, incase I lose some. I use Deno method. I can have 2 rot in the paper but 1 will sprout and grow. In some cases, 1 will rot, and 2 will sprout and grow. Sometimes all 3 will rot. when I say rot, the seeds will leave a brown stain on the paper, collapse when I squeeze it, , have a bit of white coating on the seed and have a smell. Tried Peroxide---don't work. Will try fungicide next year.
Question, can this have anything to do with seeds carrying rust spores from the original plant.?
I really don't know but I don't think so. I would tend to think maybe its because of the bad drought they had last year in the south. Many of the seeds perhaps were not viable. You can have really good looking seed and they can be not viable. The high temperatures and lack of rain may have affected a lot of the seed last summer.
hemlady wrote:I really don't know but I don't think so. I would tend to think maybe its because of the bad drought they had last year in the south. Many of the seeds perhaps were not viable. You can have really good looking seed and they can be not viable. The high temperatures and lack of rain may have affected a lot of the seed last summer.
Never thought of drought affecting them that way. Next year I will use Fungicide to soak them overnight in. It kills all type of spores. Worth a try.
In the 40's and my DL's thinks Spring has sprung. Some are 3" tall with new growth. So far I have not lost one plant or seedling. Yet, can't say the same for Irises. The seedlings are fine, but a few of my mature iris plants I have I am not sure about. Too early to tell. I have never lost a DL but I have lost Irises.
Sitting there , fluffed up , roosting a few minutes , full of eggs or worms and bugs , Today the Robins are everywhere chasing each other around doing mating rituals and or playing sometimes..
hemlady ; You knew I was was going to answer with """ THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM""" You knew I couldn't pass that up didn't you ?lol
You know I don't mind being the ""Bird Brain "" as the first one there gets the best Steaks .. Birds aren't so dumb looking at that way!!lol again ,,,
Gorgeous day here. Lots of sun, and will get to 55. Too bad I'm working a 10 hour shift today. The weekend is supposed to be nice though, so I plan on getting a lot of gardens cleaned up, and do some burning. Can't wait to work in my gardens!
Beautiful day 60 degrees. Was out in my garden as soon as it warmed up outside. Moved plants around to gain room for this year's crop of DL seedlings. Holy cow!!I just counted them and I have 70 seedlings growing under light this year. All are in 3" pots.
hemlady wrote:blomma, what are the oldest daylily seeds you have gotten to germinate??
Since I have only been at it since 2009, I will have to say the oldest is from 2010. Most were from LA. I don't start all my seeds at the same time, just incase of loss. This year I sowed the last of some seeds from 2010 and they sprouted fine. I store all seeds in the crisper of my fridge.
Stored properly, seeds stays viable for years. In 2011, I tested seeds that I had from 2002. They were perennials not DL seeds. All sprouted with the Deno method.
We are going to be warmer here today than our good friends D&D, Casshigh in GA. Go figure! They are predicting a rainy period starting this Saturday when we hit 63°f.That should be good for the plants as the ground finish thawing out. Spring blooms anyone !!
43 Degrees now with the sun trying to shine ? MID 50'S for today but it does not look like it is going to ge there , so far .
50'S AND 60'S for the week the back to 40's and 30's ..
The bright side of that and things to come ? NO MORE SNOW OR BLIZZARDS!!!!!!
So how are you all , nice sunny day with lots and lots of wind here , It will make 60 degrees anyway , I love this !!! Bulbs are not doing well . It is always that way here , nothing new , except maybe spring has come !
I can deal with that!!!!
No daffs blooming yet but all of my smaller bulbs, crocus, snowdrops, iris riticulata, they are all blooming and looked beautiful yesterday. Looks like a dreary day today. I haven't heard anything about rain but it sure looks like rain.
Cindy the daffs on the south side of the house started to bloom a couple days ago. I eventually would like to put a few EE daylilies there to coax earlier blooms. The benefits of the warmth from the house and the southern exposure should help.
Here we go again. Our weather forecast from the weather site. Storm warning for Casper.
" A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING. * SUMMARY AND TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW MONDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS THIS AREA. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS POSSIBLE MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES ACROSS THE NORTH HALF OF NATRONA COUNTY WITH 6 TO 11 INCHES ACROSS THE SOUTH HALF OF NATRONA COUNTY...INCLUDING CASPER.
Lily, I was only helping out due to the fact that Gary asked kindly. I don't have a problem with long threads because my connection is fast. I certainly would not have a problem with someone switching one of mine. You are right! I should have asked! Please forgive me!!
Why not open another thread just for posting iris seedlings. I will also have iris blooms from my seedllings to post but not until summer. We have 12" of snow right now. That storm warning was put into action.
80 DEGREES and sunny today was . My first impression was , well you could always build snowmen or organize a snowball fight ..
But no one likes a smarty ,.
Walda will not be coming here , I am not sorry for that, only for all that snow you might have to shovel? and of course garden time lost ,,,
I forgot the bright side (besides the snow) is more room in the fridge , as the beer, milk, and ice cream can set outside of the back porch.
You can keep your 80 degrees. I am not ready for that yet. I would be happy with 50 or 60 degrees this early in April. I want a long spring. I have had it when it went from winter to summer. Not good for plants.
Iris seeds sprouting after I brought them in 2 weeks ago.