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hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 28, 2012
8:46 AM

Post #9368998

The other thread was getting too long so we'll start a new one.

24 degrees here today with gray skies. 30% chance of more snow this afternoon.
tink3472
(Michele) Cantonment, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 28, 2012
4:37 PM

Post #9369383

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.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 29, 2012
6:09 AM

Post #9369657

A fine snow coming down here again today. Not sure if we will get much accumulation. Maybe only an inch.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

December 29, 2012
10:13 AM

Post #9369853

It snowed all night here another 9 inches yesterday #1 today same angle same evergreen#2 31 degrees and calm now Had the car in the garage but still have to shovel the driveway..

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juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

December 29, 2012
12:45 PM

Post #9369982

Better example? These were cleaned off yesterday.. it is still snowing.. lightly 29 DEGREES 16 tonight , currently 15 MPH wind

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nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

December 29, 2012
8:31 PM

Post #9370249

Blomma, WY is too cold!

We got rain here from about 3 on. Started snowing around 9 tonight, and accumulating fast. Looks like I'll be shoveling tomorrow.

Juhur7, looks like you got a good amount of snow.

Karen

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 1, 2013
8:33 AM

Post #9372228

Woke up to 13f this morning. Going up to only 22. Nice and sunny.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 1, 2013
8:37 AM

Post #9372235

Oooh, that's cold Mike. I imagine that will hit us tomorrow. It's sunny right now and not too much wind.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 1, 2013
8:58 AM

Post #9372257

It's calm here also. Going out to take a few pic this morning.
hostages
Wyoming, MN

January 1, 2013
1:54 PM

Post #9372540

Came home with -5 this morning. Supposed to remain cold next few days. Seedlings have sprouted still waiting on others. Of course my own cross that I am most excited about hasn't done anything yet.

Gary
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 2, 2013
5:31 AM

Post #9372971

Sunny and 9 degrees here right now.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2013
6:34 AM

Post #9373012

Sunny and 6 degrees here , Man is every one cold this morning!!!
gen2026
Camden, AR

January 2, 2013
7:03 AM

Post #9373036

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!

Have a great day everyone!

Genna

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2013
8:13 PM

Post #9373724

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.

Karen
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 3, 2013
4:31 AM

Post #9373848

Just like you southerers get used to the heat, we up north get used to the cold. Anyway, when I was younger, 20's I would go ice fishing when it was l2 to 20 below zero. Not any more, lol.
gen2026
Camden, AR

January 3, 2013
7:06 AM

Post #9373973

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!

Genna
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 3, 2013
7:49 AM

Post #9374035

I imagine here in Michigan it is a wet cold too. I know our summers can be extremely humid which I hate just as much as the cold.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2013
9:16 AM

Post #9374128

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!!

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

January 3, 2013
6:35 PM

Post #9374674

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.

Juhur7, you sound like us this week.

Karen
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 4, 2013
4:56 AM

Post #9374932

We always have a January thaw so I imagine these higher temps are it, only early. It usually happens at the end of January normally.
gen2026
Camden, AR

January 4, 2013
6:57 AM

Post #9375041

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.

Hope everyone has a great day!
Genna

hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 4, 2013
7:21 AM

Post #9375062

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.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

January 4, 2013
9:55 AM

Post #9375207

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!!!^_^
hostages
Wyoming, MN

January 4, 2013
9:59 AM

Post #9375214

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.

Gary
Lyle627
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 5, 2013
4:12 AM

Post #9375938

December is our coldest month, and the coldest day of that month was 31deg so January is a welcome time. I will start working the beds again.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas...and hope you all have a Happy New Year!

Photo December 19th

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hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 5, 2013
6:26 AM

Post #9376015

Thanks Lyle!!! Happy New Year!!!
motts1
south central, WI
(Zone 5a)

January 5, 2013
12:23 PM

Post #9376261

Just back on-line. 20" snow on the ground (one day of snow) first 5" very heavy..will have some bush/tree loss. Some very lovely trees in area are gonners :(
gen2026
Camden, AR

January 9, 2013
1:08 PM

Post #9380233

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! ^_^

Genna
Lyle627
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 9, 2013
1:56 PM

Post #9380273

Genna - This was the hybridizing area on April 22, 2012

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Lyle627
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 9, 2013
1:59 PM

Post #9380276

May 22, 2012

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Lyle627
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 9, 2013
2:07 PM

Post #9380281

June 17, 2012

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Lyle627
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 9, 2013
2:14 PM

Post #9380284

July 19, 2012 - Last photo is the northern garden just starting to get good bloom..It was about 78 that day.

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Lyle627
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 9, 2013
2:24 PM

Post #9380295

August 8, 2012 - Micro - Burst took out some of my vines and arbors..The daylily is God Save The Queen "good name" for the situation

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Lyle627
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 9, 2013
2:39 PM

Post #9380313

September 22, 2012 - This is the time of year i start putting out seedlings, the daylilies start growth again..


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Lyle627
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 9, 2013
2:45 PM

Post #9380326

October - This is my favorite time of year other than spring...

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Lyle627
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 9, 2013
2:49 PM

Post #9380334

November 27, 2012

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Lyle627
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 9, 2013
2:57 PM

Post #9380341

December 12, 2012

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juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

January 9, 2013
7:04 PM

Post #9380572

Fantastic and cheerful pics!!!!!
Almost 50 here today, sunny ,same for tomorrow,

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 10, 2013
5:03 AM

Post #9380744

Lyle thanks for sharing pics of the garden during the season. Nice!
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 11, 2013
5:09 AM

Post #9381760

It's pouring rain here this morning. All our snow is now gone.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

January 11, 2013
5:22 PM

Post #9382339

6O Degrees and partly cloudy ,today was, 50 tonight ,more rain coming and it is windy also ,A few Daylily seedlings are showing up here and there.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2013
3:40 AM

Post #9382528

Supposed to be 60's this weekend and then back to cold weather on Monday. It's teasing us with a little taste of spring.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2013
3:53 AM

Post #9382530

Fifties around here yesterday and today. We were warmer than Vegas yesterday, go figure. Snow moving in overnight. 29f expected tomorrow.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2013
5:49 AM

Post #9382568

It's really strange. I was listening to the weather at around 11pm last night and we were the exact same temperature as Los Angeles, Ca.
seabreezy
Klamath Falls, OR
(Zone 6b)

January 13, 2013
12:29 PM

Post #9383782


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.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 15, 2013
3:40 AM

Post #9385546

Welcome back Seabreezy! We haven't gone below 0f this season. Next Monday night we are expecting a low around 7f. No snow on the ground around here.
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

January 15, 2013
6:24 AM

Post #9385659

Brrrrrr! 15 with a windchill of 9 !! YUCK!!!!
gen2026
Camden, AR

January 15, 2013
7:00 AM

Post #9385699

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! ^_^

Hope everyone has a great day!
Genna
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 15, 2013
7:01 AM

Post #9385701

If Saginaw is only 9 degrees, must be pretty cold here too. Haven't been out yet but my birds are looking for some seed so I will be going out shortly.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

January 15, 2013
10:12 AM

Post #9385925

20'S ,-30's here , it is still too cold, some flooding day before yesterday left lots of ice to play on , fun stuff!!! Goofy weather!!!! , still,, always...
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

January 16, 2013
4:32 AM

Post #9386819

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!!!
Lyle627
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 16, 2013
5:24 AM

Post #9386846

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.
gen2026
Camden, AR

January 16, 2013
2:09 PM

Post #9387442

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!

l2le
Rio Rancho, NM
(Zone 7b)

January 17, 2013
2:25 PM

Post #9388421

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.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 17, 2013
4:40 PM

Post #9388552

It was beautiful here today, not too cold and sunny. Didn't check the temp but was probably near 40.
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

January 17, 2013
4:50 PM

Post #9388563

Not too bad here either today!! Actually went out without my gloves!! Cooling off again now though. Have a great night everyone!!!

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 18, 2013
4:31 AM

Post #9388907

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.

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sbish5
Saginaw, MI

January 18, 2013
5:10 AM

Post #9388929

YUCK!!! Another cold day for us:( Not any warmer now than it was at 3:00 this morning--14 degrees right now.
gen2026
Camden, AR

January 18, 2013
4:32 PM

Post #9389586

What is in the first pic? a warmer to keep the water from freezing? guess that comes in handy for them to be able to get a drink.

sbish5
Saginaw, MI

January 20, 2013
4:11 AM

Post #9390916

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!!!!
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 20, 2013
6:02 AM

Post #9390948

Wow, no snow here but extremely windy. Knocked power out at our church so no service today.
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

January 20, 2013
6:13 AM

Post #9390961

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!!!

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2013
6:25 AM

Post #9392134

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 0f. Today's high will only get to 10f. We have to go back to February of 2011 when we last experienced these temps.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2013
7:22 AM

Post #9392204

Crazy weather here today. One minute its like a blizzard and the next the sun is shining. Looks like that is what the day will be like today.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2013
8:06 AM

Post #9392275

This should brighten up the days ahead. http://www.hiddenvalleynaturearts.com/acatalog/multi.htm

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2013
8:08 AM

Post #9392277

I should add that my favs are Transcendent, Voodoo Magic, Bright Horizon and Rise And Shine.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

January 21, 2013
11:23 AM

Post #9392488

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!!!!!
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2013
4:51 PM

Post #9392844

Boy I can remember some 35 years ago when hubby and I were out ice fishing and it was 22 below zero. Haven't seen temps like that in years.
seabreezy
Klamath Falls, OR
(Zone 6b)

January 21, 2013
7:31 PM

Post #9393003

Hazel, those hibiscus are georgous! I've never grown them. In your zone do you grow them outside and bring them in or as indoor plants?

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 22, 2013
4:08 AM

Post #9393340

Seabreezy, I don't grow any tropical Hibiscus right now. I certainly wouldn't mind. Short on indoor space for storing plants. My perennial Hibiscus.

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hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 22, 2013
5:17 AM

Post #9393373

-1 degrees here right now. Hasn't been this cold in several years.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 22, 2013
5:22 AM

Post #9393377

We got a little snow yesterday.

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hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 22, 2013
6:28 AM

Post #9393472

That's about the same amount we got here Mike.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

January 22, 2013
6:29 AM

Post #9393475

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...
gen2026
Camden, AR

January 23, 2013
11:13 AM

Post #9394902

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!

Genna
seabreezy
Klamath Falls, OR
(Zone 6b)

January 23, 2013
3:29 PM

Post #9395190

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.
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

January 24, 2013
6:31 AM

Post #9395773

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!!!
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

January 25, 2013
12:49 AM

Post #9396878

Well it is a LITTLE bit warmer this morning than yesterday at this time!!! We are at a whopping 12 degrees !! BRRRRR!!!!
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 25, 2013
5:42 AM

Post #9396988

Cold here too. No wind at all, its very still out with a very fine snow falling right now.
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

January 25, 2013
6:38 AM

Post #9397059

Just got back in and same thing here--very fine snow--very little wind -- 15 degrees.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

January 25, 2013
6:41 AM

Post #9397064

About like a couple of inches of snow 18 degrees , light wind .. Yeah well ...
gen2026
Camden, AR

January 25, 2013
8:29 AM

Post #9397156

I guess those temps would feel better with no wind - but it sure sounds super cold to me!

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

January 25, 2013
8:47 AM

Post #9397168

IT IS^_^ Would you like some?
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

January 28, 2013
7:56 AM

Post #9400004

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!).

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gen2026
Camden, AR

January 28, 2013
11:30 AM

Post #9400284

No thank you Juhur, I am FINE without it ! ^_^ In fact, it is 70 degrees here today - feels like Spring, but it brings with it a chance for violent weather later... :(

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

January 28, 2013
12:50 PM

Post #9400359

We have had an unseasonal warm winter. Been 40 and 50's off and on. Too dry no moisture so last Friday I watered all my plants and shrubs.

This morning woke to 1-1/2" of wet snow. I am thankful for the moisture. No wind to blow it away. it is 30 degrees at noon. I can deal with it.

What worries me is that with a mild winter comes another hot summer.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

January 28, 2013
1:13 PM

Post #9400389

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 ...

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2013
3:51 AM

Post #9400952

Temp here at 5am is 60f. Might break record for this date (67f). They are predicting two inches of rain late today into tomorrow morning. Bottom drops out tomorrow. It is almost time to start again.

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sbish5
Saginaw, MI

January 29, 2013
4:08 AM

Post #9400958

We are currently getting LOTS of thunder,lightening & rain!!

Wow Mike, looks like you are gearing up for lots of new sprouts!! All daylilies???? What are you soaking them in??? just water?? "nicked" first????

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2013
4:55 AM

Post #9400982

Sbish5, as the date stamp on the pic shows, that's a pic from last march. I haven't started any yet. planning on mid to late feburary. They are in water with a little H/peroxide.
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

January 29, 2013
5:43 AM

Post #9401017

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???

Shirley

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gen2026
Camden, AR

January 29, 2013
6:11 AM

Post #9401065

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 ...

Hope everyone has a great day!
Genna
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2013
9:28 AM

Post #9401276

Shirley, check the Lily Auction. They have all price ranges.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

January 29, 2013
3:13 PM

Post #9401718

Here are some of mine growing after sprouting via Deno method. I am only doing a few for lack of room. Some are mine, others are from LA

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

January 29, 2013
3:16 PM

Post #9401722

Forgot to include the photos. I soak overnight but don't knick the seeds. Don't need it.

Photo taken January 25, 2013

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hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 30, 2013
5:13 AM

Post #9402276

Seedlings look great!!!
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

January 30, 2013
5:23 AM

Post #9402285

Love the pic of your seedlings Blomma!! Really gives me the "urge" to get the ones going I have!!

& Hemlady, what is and how do i get to the lily auction????

Thank you

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 30, 2013
5:37 AM

Post #9402299

Shirley, the Lily Auction, a.k.a. LA is here. http://www.daylily.com/cgi-bin/auction.cgi
Daylily info is here- http://www.daylilydb.com/ and here
http://www.daylilies.org/ and of course, here on Daves.
Be forewarned it can be addictive.
gen2026
Camden, AR

January 30, 2013
7:50 AM

Post #9402431

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!

sbish5
Saginaw, MI

January 30, 2013
8:15 AM

Post #9402457

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
gen2026
Camden, AR

January 30, 2013
12:00 PM

Post #9402683

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!

sbish5
Saginaw, MI

January 30, 2013
12:11 PM

Post #9402697

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!!!
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

January 31, 2013
4:04 AM

Post #9403444

EXTREMELY WINDY here this morning !! Wind chill is also making it super cold!! Not looking forward to having to go back out to take son to school in a few minutes!!
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 31, 2013
4:37 AM

Post #9403460

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.
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

January 31, 2013
5:20 AM

Post #9403496

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)!!

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 31, 2013
5:38 AM

Post #9403513

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.
gen2026
Camden, AR

January 31, 2013
6:26 AM

Post #9403562

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.

Hope everyone stays warm!!

Genna
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 31, 2013
1:34 PM

Post #9403962

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.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

January 31, 2013
1:39 PM

Post #9403966

Lots of tragedy ,, weather is snowy windy and bad here also,, nothing like earlier though..
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

January 31, 2013
3:18 PM

Post #9404063

Wow, that's awful--I had not heard about that accident today--don't see much television during the day . Have to be careful when weather is like this!!

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 1, 2013
4:11 AM

Post #9404543

Cindy, there was a pile-up also in Indiana involving several tractor trailers and cars. One had three elephants on it.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 1, 2013
4:36 AM

Post #9404564

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.
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 1, 2013
7:22 AM

Post #9404694

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!!
Casshigh
Cartersville, GA

February 3, 2013
5:58 AM

Post #9406696

We ordered daylilies from Ensata maybe 5-7 years ago and were pleased with what we received. I want to check out their Japanese iris and order a few.
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 4, 2013
9:13 AM

Post #9408069

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... ^_^

corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

February 4, 2013
2:52 PM

Post #9408448

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.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

February 5, 2013
12:25 AM

Post #9408865

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.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 5, 2013
4:42 AM

Post #9408936

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.
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 6, 2013
3:35 AM

Post #9409915

Very cold temps here but not much snow. Just enough snow so ground is white. But , for me , even that much is TOO MUCH!!! I am ready for it to be gone for good this year!!
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 6, 2013
4:32 AM

Post #9409937

We probably have 3 to 4 inches on the ground. It's probably going to melt if it gets 35 today like predicted.
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 6, 2013
5:58 AM

Post #9409991

SUN IS OUT now!! Warming up a little!! Hopefully will keep going!!

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 6, 2013
11:30 AM

Post #9410304

Starting to melt , beginning to thaw , snow cover about gone , sun shining here also .40 degrees and rising , now if my cold would go away ... I would feel like dancing ,,,. !!!! ^_^
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 6, 2013
1:14 PM

Post #9410419

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.

Hope ya'll all thaw out!
Genna
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 6, 2013
4:04 PM

Post #9410584

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!!!

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

February 6, 2013
9:45 PM

Post #9410822

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.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 7, 2013
4:24 AM

Post #9410898

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 (39f) and turn to snow tonight. Not much in terms of inches expected.
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 7, 2013
5:00 AM

Post #9410913

Very light snow early this morning--has stopped now--cold and slight breeze. We shall see what happens as the day goes on!!

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hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 7, 2013
7:11 AM

Post #9411022

You probably will get more than we will be getting Shirley. They say north of I69 will get the most.
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 7, 2013
7:24 AM

Post #9411033

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!

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

February 7, 2013
8:42 AM

Post #9411096

gen,
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.
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 7, 2013
9:29 AM

Post #9411135

Just got back in and trying to start snowing out there :( Very light flakes !! Hoping it stays that way but something tells me it won't !

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 7, 2013
9:49 AM

Post #9411143

IT is sunny ^_^ and 45 here , rain for later ...You all keep the snow..
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 7, 2013
9:54 AM

Post #9411150

AWWW, come on!! Ya sure you don't want to share some of this wonderful white stuff!!!! I am more than willing to share with you!! haha
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 7, 2013
12:17 PM

Post #9411262

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.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

February 7, 2013
9:47 PM

Post #9411736

hemlady,
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...

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 7, 2013
10:05 PM

Post #9411738

Well the wild and woolly West is still there!!!! These days the horses weigh more and run like hundreds!!!!! A YEA HAW !!!!!!
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 8, 2013
12:53 AM

Post #9411754

Very WINDY & COLD this morning!! SNOW

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hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2013
5:27 AM

Post #9411842

The storm has begun. It is blowing snow like crazy but so far only about 2" here.
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 8, 2013
7:40 AM

Post #9411978

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!
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2013
7:50 AM

Post #9411990

It looks like we are really going to miss most of it here. It has stopped snowing and I think we only got about 2 inches.
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 8, 2013
8:19 AM

Post #9412010

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!!

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juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 8, 2013
8:52 AM

Post #9412035

I was wondering where Nutsfordaylily went ,hope their dong all right with storm Nemo ? Say say , !!?
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2013
3:36 PM

Post #9412412

Boy I guess you did get more than us Shirley.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

February 8, 2013
3:43 PM

Post #9412421

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.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 9, 2013
7:35 AM

Post #9412979

It's a beautiful sunny day but really cold, 14 degrees.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

February 10, 2013
8:14 AM

Post #9414079

Woke up to 1 ft or more of snow this morning and cloudy. I am staying put.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 10, 2013
8:34 AM

Post #9414095

Overcast here with a high near 50 which will be around 4pm. We have had rain this morning and rain is in the forecast off and on for today thru early tomorrow morning.
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 10, 2013
11:25 AM

Post #9414240

Sun is out but very deceiving--still pretty cold out there--but on the up side, snow has stopped and roads really aren't bad.

YUCK!! is all I can say Lilly!! Stay warm and avoid travels unless absolutely have to!!
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 10, 2013
4:38 PM

Post #9414629

haven't seen Karen post in a while! Hope she is ok ... That storm really packed a punch in places!

glad to hear that most of you didn't get hit as hard as they thought.

We had lots of rain this morning, but this afternoon it was sunny and 68 degrees. Not sure what tomorrow is supposed to bring.

Genna

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2013
5:58 PM

Post #9414713

50 here still that was and is today's high , rainy drizzle , some wind gusts pretty good once in a while.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 11, 2013
5:00 AM

Post #9415038

Rain all night melted all the snow. Now it is very windy with wind advisories until l0pm.
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 11, 2013
5:39 AM

Post #9415067

VERY WINDY , rain last night , light drizzle now, WET< SLUSHY< MESS out there right now!

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 11, 2013
7:36 AM

Post #9415233

Dark and gray here. We also have a wind advisory until 6pm.
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 14, 2013
7:04 AM

Post #9418737

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!

Genna

sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 14, 2013
7:45 AM

Post #9418792

Looks like a "white" Valentines Day for us!!

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hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 14, 2013
7:56 AM

Post #9418807

It's not too cold here today, just really dreary looking out. I think we are supposed to get more snow.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 14, 2013
11:39 AM

Post #9419016

A mild February day . 49 sunny to cloudy ,

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

February 14, 2013
8:49 PM

Post #9419475

Had another 1" of snow by this morning. Not too cold and sun came out in the afternoon

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2013
4:16 AM

Post #9419584

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.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2013
5:35 AM

Post #9419641

Pretty calm out right now. Grey and dreary looking. Not sure is snow is predicted for us or not.
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 15, 2013
5:50 AM

Post #9419664

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!!

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juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 15, 2013
10:15 AM

Post #9419919

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?

Rainy ,cold, here also,
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 15, 2013
2:07 PM

Post #9420122

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!
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 15, 2013
4:53 PM

Post #9420299

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!!

have a great weekend everyone!
Genna

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2013
2:03 PM

Post #9421150

Cold here today...just a high of 25 with a very sharp wind!! brrrrrr

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

February 16, 2013
5:57 PM

Post #9421375

Not bad with 40 degrees and sunny. Snow showers predicted tomorrow.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2013
6:17 PM

Post #9421388

Cold here too and we got about 2 inches of snow this afternoon. Toward evening the roads really got slippery.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 17, 2013
7:24 AM

Post #9421717

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
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 17, 2013
7:55 AM

Post #9421754

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!!

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 17, 2013
9:11 AM

Post #9421841

Haven't seen Karen. Very cold here. AM temp was around 3f. 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.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2013
9:49 AM

Post #9421929

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 ..
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 17, 2013
2:52 PM

Post #9422268

It's been sunny today but very cold. We had about an inch or snow and it got very slippery last night.
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 18, 2013
11:54 AM

Post #9423247

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! :)

sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 18, 2013
2:58 PM

Post #9423461

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!!!!

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 18, 2013
4:53 PM

Post #9423582

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 53f today. The bottom drops out from here. Rain should turn to light snow overnight.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2013
5:43 PM

Post #9423644

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..

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2013
5:43 PM

Post #9423645



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gen2026
Camden, AR

February 19, 2013
1:07 PM

Post #9424542

Oh, I don't blame you at all... I would have probably called police before I got out there!!

seabreezy
Klamath Falls, OR
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2013
4:14 PM

Post #9424712

Another 4" of snow so far today. Just when I was really getting spring fever and getting excited about going out and digging in the dirt.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2013
4:33 PM

Post #9424730

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?

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2013
6:03 AM

Post #9425239

Woke up to 9f. Wind chill is way below zero. Thank the heavens for long johns. LOL!
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 20, 2013
6:38 AM

Post #9425271

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!!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2013
8:39 AM

Post #9425382

Bright, sunny and very cold today.12 this morning & a high of 24 for today. Had a below zero windchill this morning so I drove the girls to the school bus stop.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2013
3:41 PM

Post #9427080

Freezing rain started here about 10 minutes ago...

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2013
4:01 PM

Post #9427094

It has not started here yet , 40 degrees tomorrow should help , if it is sunny ...
Kerosene heater hand wind generators are sitting in the room with me , just in case ..
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2013
4:55 AM

Post #9427567

Snowing like crazy here right now but it is a very fine snow.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

February 22, 2013
7:41 AM

Post #9427727

It is sunny with a beautiful blue sky and 17 degrees.
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 22, 2013
11:34 AM

Post #9427955

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.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2013
11:44 AM

Post #9427968

Frozen and icy looking 35 , Above freezing slightly only nothing is melting , Tundra looking ,gloomy ,,

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2013
3:57 AM

Post #9428617

Used snow blower for the first time this winter season yesterday morning. Got 2-3 inches around here. 25f this morning.
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 23, 2013
4:50 AM

Post #9428662

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!!!!
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2013
5:17 AM

Post #9428691

A little bit of blue sky showing this morning but I imagine it is cold out. We got about 2 inches of snow yesterday.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

February 23, 2013
7:53 PM

Post #9429439

started to snow tonight. Snow alert until tomorrow morning. It is 28 degrees. Expecting 3 or more inches.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 24, 2013
8:32 AM

Post #9429744

Another bright and sunny day although a bit cold. High today around 34.
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 24, 2013
5:02 PM

Post #9430324

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.

Hope you all thaw out soon!!

sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 25, 2013
7:03 AM

Post #9430841

Sun has come out but still not that warm!! But I do have a few things hanging on the clothesline!! Snow on the ground and clothes on the line!!! What a mix!!
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 25, 2013
8:45 AM

Post #9430978

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!



juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 25, 2013
1:42 PM

Post #9431357

Pretty sunny 46 degree here Wonderful^_^

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

February 25, 2013
9:42 PM

Post #9431880

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.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 26, 2013
4:06 AM

Post #9431968

The snow that dumped a lot of inches in kansas is heading this way later today. Expecting 3-5". Note to self---- go refill snow blower right now! LoL!
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 26, 2013
4:54 AM

Post #9431995

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 .
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 26, 2013
5:23 AM

Post #9432020

The storm is not supposed to start until around 3 today. 2 to 6 inches predicted. Right now it is just dreary and a bit on the windy side.
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 26, 2013
7:35 AM

Post #9432190

I know some areas are expecting blizzard conditions ... stay safe everyone!!

Got lots of rain here yesterday, but for the next several days it is just supposed to be cold!

karen13771
Toledo, OH

February 26, 2013
7:56 AM

Post #9432236

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.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 26, 2013
8:01 AM

Post #9432245

Raining today and rain/snow until Friday!

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 26, 2013
12:08 PM

Post #9432549

Same here as above..lol

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

February 26, 2013
3:23 PM

Post #9432790

Snow---again!!! 3" expected. Dreary and cold
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 26, 2013
3:37 PM

Post #9432812

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 !!!

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gen2026
Camden, AR

February 26, 2013
4:21 PM

Post #9432869

Yeah, I wouldn't mind snow either as long as I didn't have to go to work - and I didn't lose power! ^_^ Unfortunately - usually both have to occur when we do get snow!

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

February 26, 2013
11:53 PM

Post #9433219

Sending a flower to cheer us all up. It is a maroon hardy Hibiscus.

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sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 27, 2013
12:54 AM

Post #9433232

Still snowing with rain mix right now--still not really that much accumulation but slippery cuz of wet mix!

Very pretty hibiscus Lilly !!

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hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 27, 2013
4:20 AM

Post #9433293

Well we lucked out again. We did get some freezing rain but only about 3 inches of the 6 inches of snow that they predicted for our area.
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 27, 2013
5:51 AM

Post #9433358

Nice hibiscus! Glad to hear ya'll aren't getting quite as much as expected!

sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 27, 2013
6:03 AM

Post #9433372

Bout 3 inches of wet, heavy, slush and very slippery roads !! At least we did not get what they were saying we were going to !! No snow or rain as of right now !!

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 28, 2013
4:40 AM

Post #9434280

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!
gen2026
Camden, AR

February 28, 2013
6:37 AM

Post #9434367

LOL... on the six pack... you didn't purchase that one at the store did you?? ^_^

Be safe everyone! Hoping for some nice weather here this weekend so maybe I can get some things done!
BorderPatrol
Bryan, TX

February 28, 2013
10:52 AM

Post #9434614

sunny and 47 degrees this afternoon - at least no wind

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 1, 2013
3:30 AM

Post #9435161

Genna you are funny! Flurries this morning. Watching weather right now. Indiana is getting hit real hard with jackknife semi's and other accidents. I see a 45f in the distant future.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 1, 2013
5:20 AM

Post #9435207

It's a rather gloomy looking day today. Most of our snow melted. Just waiting for the next round, lol.
gen2026
Camden, AR

March 1, 2013
7:01 AM

Post #9435323

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.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 1, 2013
7:49 AM

Post #9435373

Gray and ugly here. A few light snow flurries here where I am. Just mid 30's for today.
gen2026
Camden, AR

March 1, 2013
11:53 AM

Post #9435584

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!

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2013
6:36 AM

Post #9438205

1" of snow expected today and 4 to 8" tomorrow. Oh well!
gen2026
Camden, AR

March 4, 2013
12:10 PM

Post #9438565

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!!
Genna



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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2013
3:42 AM

Post #9439220

Genna, I voted for Jess. We didn't get the 1", but the 4-8" is coming today. Weather is not bad overall. Forties coming this weekend.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2013
5:00 AM

Post #9439258

I just voted for Jess too.
gen2026
Camden, AR

March 5, 2013
7:06 AM

Post #9439372

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!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 5, 2013
9:01 AM

Post #9439500

Gave Jess my vote!

They have us in the area calling for 2-5 inches of snow this afternoon into tomorrow morning but my DH works where they are calling for 4-8 inches and he works second shift!


They have changed us to 4-7 inches now and 6-9 where DH works...Boo!

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hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2013
4:32 AM

Post #9440362

We are not supposed to get any snow now. A few days ago we were in the 8" range but now nothing.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2013
4:44 AM

Post #9440370

Well it is still snowing here , and this morning took these; 27 degrees

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 6, 2013
7:59 AM

Post #9440596

We ended up with about 5 inches out where I live.
gen2026
Camden, AR

March 6, 2013
12:59 PM

Post #9440950

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!!

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2013
4:46 AM

Post #9441578

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
gen2026
Camden, AR

March 7, 2013
6:05 AM

Post #9441651

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!!!

Thanks for your help Mike!

Genna

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 7, 2013
10:22 PM

Post #9442478

Genna,
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.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2013
3:52 AM

Post #9443519

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.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 9, 2013
6:07 AM

Post #9443612

Good idea, Mike

It is starting to snow, and will today. Then it is suppose to be in he 50's Sunday and during the week. Crazy!!
gen2026
Camden, AR

March 9, 2013
7:21 AM

Post #9443661

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! :(

Hope everyone has a great day!

Genna

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 9, 2013
8:20 AM

Post #9443715

Genna...hi have been busy!!

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.
gen2026
Camden, AR

March 11, 2013
4:22 PM

Post #9446249

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!

hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2013
4:48 PM

Post #9446265

So sorry about your dog.

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.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 11, 2013
7:37 PM

Post #9446433

gen, so sorry about your "gardening partner". Pets are so hard to lose.

Had 1" of snow in the morning. Then sunny. Then again more snow. Crazy weather but not cold.
gen2026
Camden, AR

March 11, 2013
8:16 PM

Post #9446463

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 !!

Genna
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2013
8:32 PM

Post #9446477

Decongestants do help a lot with ears. I take them at first signs of any twinges in my ears.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 12, 2013
7:02 AM

Post #9446759

Genna, sorry about Maggie going to heaven so soon.
gen2026
Camden, AR

March 12, 2013
12:51 PM

Post #9447100

Thanks Mike...

Is anyone on this list close to Middleton, Connecticut ? If so,could you please send me a dmail?


There was a heavy frost here this morning, but it is warming up nicely and looks like it might hit low 70s. Beautiful sun shine - hope to do some things after work!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 12, 2013
1:56 PM

Post #9447172

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.

Hope you get some rest soon Cindy.
BorderPatrol
Bryan, TX

March 12, 2013
9:49 PM

Post #9447655

Genna, thoughtss of love for Maggie. I lost one of my garden preparation team about three weeks ago. Slick died of a seizure at the age of 17. He was a good tabby.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 13, 2013
6:42 AM

Post #9447824

Woke up today to a dusting of snow. Never was expecting this. Is it spring yet?????

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 13, 2013
7:32 AM

Post #9447888

[quote="hemlady"]Woke up today to a dusting of snow. Never was expecting this. Is it spring yet?????[/quote]


We had a light dusting too...just a high of 35 today...the average for this date is 50. I am so ready for spring too!! lol

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2013
8:52 AM

Post #9447973

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.

Karen

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2013
9:06 AM

Post #9447982

We'll be looking forward to that!!! still cold here ,, yes snow also ..
gen2026
Camden, AR

March 13, 2013
4:04 PM

Post #9448345

Karen, glad you are back! ^_^ We missed you!

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!

Have a great evening everyone!
Genna

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blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 13, 2013
9:09 PM

Post #9448616

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..

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2013
2:51 AM

Post #9448692

20's cold and winter still here flurries gray and blah ..

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 16, 2013
10:51 PM

Post #9451957

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.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 17, 2013
3:52 AM

Post #9452015

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...

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 19, 2013
5:36 AM

Post #9454454

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.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2013
6:47 AM

Post #9454547

It is COLD!!!!!
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 19, 2013
7:35 AM

Post #9454595

Oooh that is cold. I imagine we will get that too. It was snowing lightly this morning but not now. A bit on the windy side too.
gen2026
Camden, AR

March 19, 2013
7:39 AM

Post #9454598

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... ^_^

Ya'll stay warm!



nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 20, 2013
8:37 AM

Post #9455798

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.

Anyhow, I hope we get some spring weather soon.

Karen
hostages
Wyoming, MN

March 20, 2013
1:25 PM

Post #9456113

The down side, the high today is only 20 the low 3.
The upside, it is a stunningly bright clear cheerful day.

Gary

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 20, 2013
2:47 PM

Post #9456199

Similar' It is Colder!!!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 21, 2013
8:42 AM

Post #9456921

Yup...cold but beautiful sunshine!

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 21, 2013
8:59 AM

Post #9456951

You forgot snow covered with that!!! it's colder still!! ^_^ smile for the sunshine
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2013
12:50 PM

Post #9457146

On and off flurries and cold. No snow currently on the ground though.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 21, 2013
5:13 PM

Post #9457457

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.

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hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2013
6:17 AM

Post #9457915

I certainly hope no drought this year for you. We had one last year too and I got fewer tet seeds than normal.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 22, 2013
9:09 PM

Post #9458701

Me too. Likewise for you. Just about drove me nuts trying to get tets to set pods last year. Irises are so much easier since they bloom earlier when the weather is not so hot.

Had more snow today but sun came out late afternoon. Expecting more snow through Saturday. Right now it is 21 degrees.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 23, 2013
8:16 AM

Post #9459002

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 ,,>
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 23, 2013
9:22 AM

Post #9459049

Oh gosh, I bet we'll get that snow too. Haven't heard anything so far about a winter storm. It is calm with gray skies today. Not too bad out.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 23, 2013
4:38 PM

Post #9459443

It was near 60 today at my house here is West Central Indiana...but now we are getting ready for the snow storm coming... Boo!

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 23, 2013
5:51 PM

Post #9459517

50 here ,, same as above , odd it is !!!!

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 23, 2013
8:57 PM

Post #9459690

Found 3" of snow on my car roof this morning. Didn't get all that was promised. Partly sunny the rest of the day. Likewise tomorrow.

I gardened in the house by potting up many of my daylily seedlings from a 6-pack to 3" foam pots (coffee mugs).

Photo taken today. Still have some to pot up.

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hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 24, 2013
4:13 AM

Post #9459770

Seedlings look nice and healthy.

Weatherman is saying that the southern counties may get some snow but not where I live so I am fine with that, lol.

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HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 24, 2013
4:36 AM

Post #9459780

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!!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 24, 2013
7:37 AM

Post #9459930

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.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 24, 2013
9:33 AM

Post #9460079

3 maybe four inches last night , Find out later where this is going,,,

Good to seedlings always .My outside efforts went terrible , indoors not too bad , I will have an increase in "'the nice ones'" lol,,, Well any good humor 's,,is a good humor's about now ..

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 24, 2013
10:41 AM

Post #9460159

Hemlady and Mike:
Thanks for compliment.

hemlady, seedlings from your seeds are in that group.

It is cloudy and 21 degrees. We may get some snow showers later in the day. I will continue to garden indoors.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 24, 2013
11:08 AM

Post #9460185

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?

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 24, 2013
1:14 PM

Post #9460318

ju,
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.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 24, 2013
3:25 PM

Post #9460451

Great!!! How was the germination???

It is windy today and the wind is really cold. No snow though.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 24, 2013
4:34 PM

Post #9460522

hemlady,
Germination was good.No problem.

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.?
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 25, 2013
6:12 AM

Post #9461008

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.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 25, 2013
7:46 AM

Post #9461120

it's cold here today I think it will get to lower 40s. where's spring?

Karen

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 25, 2013
7:48 AM

Post #9461126

This morning,, my stump snow gauge ,

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hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 25, 2013
9:14 AM

Post #9461262

Looks like you got a decent amount of snow juhur7.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 25, 2013
9:18 AM

Post #9461269

About 10 inches with up to 16 drifts ,,, still snowing !! E-GADS !! who said spring ? Must be next week!!

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 25, 2013
3:57 PM

Post #9461735

We only got a little dusting overnight. They got over a foot of snow l fifty to seventy five miles south of us.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 25, 2013
8:03 PM

Post #9462013

[quote="hemlady"]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.[/quote]

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.

hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 26, 2013
6:11 AM

Post #9462264

Well our 1" of snow yesterday is all gone this morning. Very dreary out but doesn't appear to be as windy as yesterday.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 26, 2013
8:39 AM

Post #9462474

Nice here today. Sunny, but there's a cold breeze. Maybe spring is finally on its way.

Karen

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 26, 2013
1:34 PM

Post #9462858

Hope.. here's a Robin after our storm .. maybe?

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hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 27, 2013
4:40 AM

Post #9463539

Looks like we may actually get some sunshine today.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 27, 2013
7:30 AM

Post #9463679

Sunny ^_^

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hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 27, 2013
8:30 AM

Post #9463753

Awww, the poor Robins. I don't know why they come back so early anyway.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 27, 2013
8:46 AM

Post #9463778

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 ,,,
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 28, 2013
4:27 PM

Post #9465272

LOL

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 28, 2013
8:40 PM

Post #9465466

Beautiful day with sun. Out in my garden turning over the soil where I spread horse manure last fall. Getting it ready for planting later. Probably this year's DL seedlings will be planted there. .

Wore a long-sleeved shirt, no jacket. Was in the low 50's, I think. Ofcourse being in the sun made a diffenence also.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 29, 2013
7:27 AM

Post #9465715

Looks like we are finally getting a nice day today. The sun is shining and very little wind.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 29, 2013
7:48 AM

Post #9465728

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!

Karen
hostages
Wyoming, MN

March 30, 2013
7:09 AM

Post #9466616

Awoke to major thunder and lightening just after 4 am this morning. The rain is helping make short work of the snow piles. I can actually see most of my small front lawn now.

Gary
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 30, 2013
9:32 AM

Post #9466731

It's gorgeous here. Sunny and supposed to get to 56 degrees.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 30, 2013
1:49 PM

Post #9466885

Rained morning to about noon. 46 degrees and now sunny.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 30, 2013
5:10 PM

Post #9467056

58 here today , did a few things about the garden , green space ,.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

April 1, 2013
7:34 PM

Post #9469262

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
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

April 1, 2013
8:33 PM

Post #9469307

blomma, what are the oldest daylily seeds you have gotten to germinate??

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 2, 2013
4:37 AM

Post #9469441

In 2012 March averaged 54f. 2013 average 33f. I haven't started any seeds yet.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

April 3, 2013
7:39 PM

Post #9471262

[quote="hemlady"]blomma, what are the oldest daylily seeds you have gotten to germinate??[/quote]

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.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 4, 2013
3:44 AM

Post #9471389

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 63f.That should be good for the plants as the ground finish thawing out. Spring blooms anyone !!
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

April 4, 2013
5:31 AM

Post #9471449

Thanks Blomma.

Well our ground must be thawing because the Robins seem to be having no trouble getting worms.
It's sunny today and I think supposed to get a bit warmer.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

April 4, 2013
8:59 AM

Post #9471719

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!!!!!!^_^
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

April 5, 2013
6:23 AM

Post #9472522

Exactly!!!

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

April 5, 2013
11:31 AM

Post #9472779

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!!!!^_^

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 5, 2013
11:37 AM

Post #9472787

Beautiful here I have the heat turned off and the front door open!!
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

April 6, 2013
4:20 AM

Post #9473406

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.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 7, 2013
10:26 AM

Post #9474707

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.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

April 7, 2013
10:38 AM

Post #9474721

Large yellow buds here . Next few days a bloom or two? Nice here ,,,
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

April 7, 2013
1:21 PM

Post #9474892

Very nice day today. Should be outside cleaning the beds but I don't like to do anything on Sundays.
hostages
Wyoming, MN

April 7, 2013
3:48 PM

Post #9475043

Thread is getting too long, would someone who knows how please continue it anew?

Thanks
Gary

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

April 7, 2013
3:59 PM

Post #9475064

I am playing learning to see how to thread anew Oh well , I will have to learn that ,,Failed (SIGH)/

This message was edited Apr 7, 2013 7:08 PM

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 7, 2013
8:25 PM

Post #9475336

Follow this link to PART.2
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1306143/

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

April 7, 2013
10:05 PM

Post #9475422

Mike this thread is not yours to switch. It is hemlady's page. All you have to do is ask her if too long for you. Plus this page is #2.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

April 7, 2013
10:08 PM

Post #9475426

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.

Oh well, we do need the moisture.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

April 8, 2013
7:36 AM

Post #9475816

Sorry, I have been meaning to make a new thread. Glad Mike did it. Thanks Mike.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 9, 2013
4:22 AM

Post #9477045

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!!
Lyle627
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

April 9, 2013
5:43 AM

Post #9477122

From Phoenix - I will soon be posting seedlings in bloom, this looks like it will be a good bloom season, temps will be back to the low 90's by mid - week

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hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

April 9, 2013
6:36 AM

Post #9477178

Is there a way to close this thread???

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

April 9, 2013
8:21 AM

Post #9477378

Mike,
ok I forgive you. LOL!!!

Lyle,
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.

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 9, 2013
5:23 PM

Post #9478063

Cindy, I believe you can go back in and modify the heading as being "CLOSED". This would discourage anyone, I hope from posting here for awhile anyway--grin.

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

April 9, 2013
7:17 PM

Post #9478197

Over 12" of snow. I wish someone would push the off button.

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juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

April 9, 2013
7:29 PM

Post #9478210

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. ^_^

This message was edited Apr 9, 2013 10:37 PM

blomma

blomma
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

April 9, 2013
10:30 PM

Post #9478364

juhur,
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.

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