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Texas Gardening: South Padre Island this weekend

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Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

November 29, 2004
2:47 PM

Post #1169902

I love the Island this time of year, the tourists are gone and the beaches aren't crowded but the water is still warm enough to wade in.
sweezel
McKinney, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 29, 2004
2:57 PM

Post #1169919

Beautiful Cala. It's calling my name. :)
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

November 29, 2004
3:30 PM

Post #1169974

Come on down! We're supposed to get a cool front and rain this week, but it will warm back up fast, it always does.
FrannieK
Angleton, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 30, 2004
3:01 PM

Post #1171537

Beautiful picture... I love the beaches when they are deserted and you can walk along and fill your senses with the enormity of it all.

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


November 30, 2004
4:45 PM

Post #1171686

Listen to you Susie. Already at home ..." but it will warm back up fast, it always does."
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

November 30, 2004
5:40 PM

Post #1171903

Geez, it's 50 degrees with a 35mph wind out of the Northwest and I'm freeeeeeeeezing! brrrrrrr. Went to bed and it was 78 and this morning it was 53 and it's fallen to 50 with wind and drizzle. Supposed to be 80 again on Saturday!
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

November 30, 2004
10:30 PM

Post #1172370

Hi 46, lo 36 and overcast at my house!
okus

(Zone 8b)

November 30, 2004
10:33 PM

Post #1172378

We have a freeze warning for tonight - they are saying as low as 27 in North Texas - ugh!
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

November 30, 2004
10:45 PM

Post #1172398

They said our high was supposed to be 75 and our low 52, but I think they've missed it by a long shot! It's mid 50's right now, has been all day and the wind feels like ice. I just walked my dog and now my nose and ears are cold.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

November 30, 2004
11:02 PM

Post #1172431

Guess I can't go there and warm up then! ;-(
sweezel
McKinney, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 1, 2004
2:52 PM

Post #1173320

Well, it got to 24 at the airport in McKinney overnight. The themometer under my covered back porch was reading 40 at 7:45am, but it is placed up high close to the ceiling of the porch and close to the back wall.

Luckily I did not have too many plants to bring in last night. I left my potted lemon tree on the porch against the house covered with a sheet and it seemed fine this morning. Last night I finally brought in my two pothos that were out there under the porch hanging on hooks. I went ahead and pulled my bay tree into the garage last night since it sits between the garage doors. The bay tree will go back out today since it should not get below 30 tonight. My Brug stayed outside and is wilted and not happy but it should be okay. I want it to die back to the dirt before I bring it into the garage.
okus

(Zone 8b)

December 1, 2004
3:30 PM

Post #1173364

Hi all, the weather should get better here for the next two weeks - I will be taking the cold stuff back to the UK with me!! Watch for it to deteriorate again around 13 Dec when I get back!!! LOL
Carol
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

December 1, 2004
4:00 PM

Post #1173493

I was wondering who brought all the cold weather in. I was blaming it on my DH because he went to NJ and back(it was really cold there).
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

December 1, 2004
4:01 PM

Post #1173495

Have a good trip, Carol!
John
okus

(Zone 8b)

December 1, 2004
4:03 PM

Post #1173500

Thanks all. Behave while I'm not here won't you!! LOL
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

December 3, 2004
2:46 AM

Post #1175652

suzie i see why you moved between that view and the ones of your yard(pool) and plants ----i understand! :)

Looks heavenly-so happy for ya'll!!!
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

December 3, 2004
2:49 PM

Post #1176064

Yep, now ya know why I love it down here!
Kaufmann
GOD's Green Earth
United States
(Zone 8b)

December 4, 2004
1:11 AM

Post #1176906

It doesn't take long for the blood to thin out! I know... I've been cold all day today (50's). When I lived in Ohio, 50's this time of year would've been downright delightful!

Its supposed to rain all weekend, too. I feel for the poor folks that can only get their gardening done on the weekends, and then it rains every weekend for what seems like months!

Great picture, by the way :)
trunnels
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 4, 2004
4:43 PM

Post #1177737

Susie,
Do you have an ocean front place? Very cool picture!

We are actually rain free here today but it is supposed to start again tonight and last through Monday. Need to get in gear and get outside to plant my new rose bushes and all those bulbs I bought in the co-ops!! I think the temperature is 53 right now.
Terrie
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

December 4, 2004
10:55 PM

Post #1178217

Trunnels, no I'm 3 miles from the ocean but I live on a resaca(it's kind of like a river). I took a picture of the resaca but it's on my work computer so it will be Monday before I can post it.
It wasn't raining here today but its still wet from yesterday so I went plant shopping!
trunnels
Plano, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 5, 2004
4:14 AM

Post #1178618

Oh, so we will get to see pictures of the "resaca" on Monday? I' ve never heard that term before. Is it an inlet from the ocean? Can't wait to see pictures. Hope you like it here in Texas. I've lived here all my life except 1 year and five days in Pennsylvania. LOL I loved the countryside in PA, loved the seasons, loved the culture and history, but was so homesick for Texas. If you move to Texas from another state, the best place would be the coast. Congratulations!
Terrie
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

December 5, 2004
2:13 PM

Post #1179069

Terrie, I was born in TX but moved to TN as a child. We've come back hundreds of times to visit and moved back Jan 2 of this year. I think I was homesick for TX all those years even though TN was beautiful.
My hubby and I both love the coast so we chose this area, plus its warm and there's water for gardening!
The resacas are fresh water. I'll try to explain what they are when I post the pics. They are exclusive to Cameron county in TX. We also have the Arroyo, which isn't exactly like the arroyos in California.
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2005
5:54 AM

Post #1237167

Would love to see pics of the resacas and arroyos when you get a chance. That picture of the beach in South Padre brings back fond (and warm) memories...
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

January 14, 2005
7:17 PM

Post #1237881

I put some resaca pictures in the TX gardening forum. I need to hunt up those pictures of the arroyo, hope they aren't on the laptop(it died). Here is the link http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/473765/

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