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notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

January 29, 2006
5:37 PM

Post #2008570

When : February 20

On this winter day, people go out at noon, wave their hands over their heads and chant "Hoodie-Hoo".

It is a day to chase away winter and bring in spring. After all, everyone in the northern hemisphere are sick and tired of winter at this point and a little crazy being cooped up inside all winter and not seeing the sun.

LETS ALL YELL~~~~~~~~
Demstratt
Lincoln Park, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 29, 2006
6:13 PM

Post #2008654

I think if I was to do that my neighbors would call the men in the white coats...I'll do it tho just not too loud..You know your lots a fun..!!
...

This message was edited Feb 20, 2009 1:22 AM
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

January 29, 2006
6:42 PM

Post #2008708

thanks loretta- i luv FUN! I luv to make people laugh and smile! This time of year I know we are all getting a lil bored with the weather and waiting for spring!

This morning my 12yr old son woke up with red fingernails-seems he fell asleep and the 9yr old didnt!! :)

Im going to yell as loud as i can-my neighbors already know im crazy!
Fancee1945
Scotts, MI
(Zone 5b)

January 30, 2006
12:52 AM

Post #2009575

HOOOOOOOOOODIE HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
nessiegirl
novi, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 6, 2006
5:44 AM

Post #2025820

HOOOOODIE HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
WigglyPaw
Hastings, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 6, 2006
7:07 PM

Post #2026751

February 20th!!!!!
Not today!!!!!!
Jeese!
you guys!!!

LOLOL
Michiganders will do anything if theres a line that they can get on.

Oh my God. Dori...my girlfriend Erin sent me the funniest email
about kids. In fact it was so funny, i saved it. let me know if you
want it and I can forward it onto you.
exmp: if you hear the toilet flush and at the same time hear "uh oh" then its too late.

: ))))
sheri
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2006
2:12 PM

Post #2057979

TODAYS THE DAY-ARE WE READY TO YELL!!!!!!!!!
Demstratt
Lincoln Park, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2006
3:13 PM

Post #2058115

I'm ready but ain't gonna yell to loud..!!

..

This message was edited Feb 20, 2009 1:25 AM
sarv48
south of Grand Rapid, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2006
3:20 PM

Post #2058140

I';m gonna yell so loud that you're gonna hear me in Bay City.. lOL - 42 min to go
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2006
3:27 PM

Post #2058159

im going to yell so loud they will here me in OHIO!! im so sick of winter and the cold!!

clears throat and grabs her long johns! ;)
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2006
4:04 PM

Post #2058261

omgosh its sure is cold out! Well I sure hope that scared old man winter away!

Im thinking my neighbor will be here shortly to see what the heck is going on! LOL
sarv48
south of Grand Rapid, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2006
4:34 PM

Post #2058355

Opened the slider and let out a screech...shut them fast in case someone calls the cops!! At least it cleared my throat..
Demstratt
Lincoln Park, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2006
4:48 PM

Post #2058399

My neighbor man thought I fell..Now they know I'm nutz,before they just thought I was.. :o)))

.

This message was edited Feb 20, 2009 1:26 AM
deann
Au Gres, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2006
8:43 PM

Post #2058881

Dori...Well I yelled HOOOOOOOOOODIE HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! and Webster and his friend thought I was crazy...roflmao...its freezing out there today, was gonna go in the greenhouse, but too cold to walk the 50 feet to it...

Deann
AFDolly
Glennie, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2006
8:53 PM

Post #2058894

The dog thought I was crazy!!! Hubby didn`t though LOL
As for the neighbors they only are around on weekends or holidays. I have a neighbor behind me ,but he is used to my yelling at our dog. She is 1 year old and doesn`t remember what the word NO means. Aleta
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2006
9:36 PM

Post #2058971

LOL but wasnt it fun everyone!!! :) Now if spring will just get here!

I did go out to the greenhouse today it was 78 inside so i did some spray painting
Im think im going to start some "greens" in there and see what happens.
Hope the sun will be out tomorrow! :)

have a great evening and thanks for hollering with me today!!!!!!!!!!

paulgrow

paulgrow
Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2006
5:22 PM

Post #2060748

I yelled like CRAZY...the police just released me.
Some guy in a white coat examined me and detemined I'm only 1/2 nuts.
:)

Paul

This message was edited Feb 21, 2006 1:26 PM
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2006
5:32 PM

Post #2060780

well then this sites for you PAUL

http://gardensandcrafts.com/Psychiatric_Office_Answering_Machine.mp3

paulgrow

paulgrow
Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2006
10:06 PM

Post #2061217

The links not good.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2006
10:30 PM

Post #2061292

well i cant seem to get it to work-but it was cute! lol
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2006
1:07 PM

Post #2065407

wow i think we did it-at least for a few days going to be up to 40 :)

spring has to be coming soon
Demstratt
Lincoln Park, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2006
1:30 PM

Post #2065443

Snow coming this weekend,and sure ain't liken that at all... :o((

...

This message was edited Feb 20, 2009 1:24 AM
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2006
1:36 PM

Post #2065457

sssshhhhhhhhhsssssssss lets just enjoy today! lol I saw that the temps will drop too! ugggh

today im spending in the gh where it will be high 80s low 90s and i will be :)
Demstratt
Lincoln Park, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2006
2:04 PM

Post #2065494

The sun is shining here but rain tonight..Oh yeah and snow for the weekend..Your lucky tho you can play in your GH and still play in the dirt..
..

This message was edited Feb 20, 2009 1:23 AM
WigglyPaw
Hastings, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2006
11:01 PM

Post #2066592

COUGH COUGH GAG GAG COUGH HACK HACK...

ahem. ahem.

HOOOOOOOODIE HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

lolol ROFLMAOPMP

(the flying bits of white stuff from the sky were gagging my throat while I was
outside trying to yell). good grief.

sheri! Yodeling yodel oh lady doooooo
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 15, 2008
4:15 PM

Post #4541928

ITS THAT TIME AGAIN-BUMP
hlssunny
Muskegon, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2008
6:13 PM

Post #4542449

Dori
I'll add it to my calendar but will have to duck behind a truck or something so my co-works don't think I'm completely nuts. They already know about my plant addiction though... Helen
glevely
Sanford, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 16, 2008
11:35 AM

Post #4545279

okay I'm getting the old voice box warmed up ummmmmmmmmmmmm ummmmmmmmmmm
Gloria
Loon
AuGres, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 16, 2008
3:48 PM

Post #4546021

I'll hollar at ya!! I'll start practicin...hoooooooooooodie...hoo hoo!!


Brenda
macsie
Greenbush, MI
(Zone 4b)

February 17, 2008
9:10 PM

Post #4551389

Hi,

I joined Dave's Garden on February 13 and I'm looking forward to the "Michigan Gardening " form. I'm knee deep in snow and it doesn't want to stop! I'm keeping busy with all the garden catalogs, houseplant, orchids, and especially "talking to other members.

Carol
glevely
Sanford, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 17, 2008
9:19 PM

Post #4551423

Well welcome Carol glad to see you here I'm but deep in snow also but its melting with the rain we are getting now
Gloria

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 18, 2008
4:25 PM

Post #4555341

We are always knee deep in something here.

Told DH about the yell, and he looked at me like the computer would be forever off limits to me from now on. Good thing he is at work. HA
pjadams49417
Grand Haven, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 18, 2008
10:40 PM

Post #4556904

HEY!!
What happened to 2007???? Did you guys skip a year?

notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2008
11:15 PM

Post #4557041

never skipped it just was on a different thread
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/693628/

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
11:31 AM

Post #4563476

"Hoodie-Hoo" "Hoodie-Hoo". "Hoodie-Hoo".
Neighbors called 911,
some nice young men in thier clean
white coats are coming to take me awwwwaaaayyyyy.
hoo hoo hee hee to the funny farm, where life is beautiful
all the time.
(lets see how many are old enough to remember that song)
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2008
4:25 PM

Post #4564423

almost time to "hollar"
12°F
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2008
4:55 PM

Post #4564541

READY
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2008
5:01 PM

Post #4564571

"Hoodie-Hoo".
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2008
5:03 PM

Post #4564577

hope that worked cuz im going crazy here!!!

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cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
6:59 PM

Post #4564959

Nice picture.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2008
7:23 PM

Post #4565041

lol sure it is- you can tell how crazy i am cant you?
glevely
Sanford, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
10:18 PM

Post #4565609

Hay I got every one at work to Hooodeehooo they already know I'm one plumb short of a bob I like to think I'm uneeeek
Gloria

Machikoneko

Machikoneko
Hometown, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
10:28 PM

Post #4565643

Besides a nice hearty yell of Hoodie-Hoo, I also hung this on my door today to try to inspire Spring to come.
I also have "They're coming to take me away" playing over and over in my head, thanks to cpartschick! ;p

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glevely
Sanford, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2008
10:31 PM

Post #4565653

VERY nice door hanger I think it might work
Gloria
Loon
AuGres, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2008
12:56 AM

Post #4566255

I'm saving my hoodeeehooo for 10:01 p.m. during the big full lunar eclipse. I think it will be more effective that way. ha ha ha

Love the door decoration Machikoneko.

Welcome macsie!


Brenda

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2008
1:00 AM

Post #4566270

welcome macsie... hooodeeehooo??? it that splet right? ive never heard of it but you know... we are michiganderans!!!! nice photo notmarhta hehehe... keep warm alright good night. Ronna

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2008
11:44 AM

Post #4567713

I knew someone would remember that old song.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2008
12:40 PM

Post #4567823

i remember the song too
they are coming to take me away ha ha hee heeeeee

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2008
7:43 PM

Post #4569318

That and "camp granada" came out around the same time. They were pretty funny. Had them both on 45's. Don't know where they ended up.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2008
7:54 PM

Post #4569355

my first 45 was a boy named sue-johnny cash

you remember joe hardy...
they're about to organize a searching party...
take me home...oh madda fadda...

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2008
7:59 PM

Post #4569370

I even had the game "camp granada" It had icy creepy crawlers that you had to collect or something.
My first 45 record (that I bought with my own money) was "sitting on the dock of the bay" by otis redding.
You know that would be a good thread. Asking what the first record or single that a person bought.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2008
8:02 PM

Post #4569382

go ahead start one up~

we use to do these in general chat when the site was much smaller
I wish more michigan people would join us on this forum

cpartschick

cpartschick
Gladwin, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2008
8:06 PM

Post #4569399

Me too. I will start one later, hubby is calling, gotta go.

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 22, 2008
12:53 AM

Post #4570371

well no snow today:):):):):) hoooodeeeehooooo! now that is something to scream about! Ronna
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2009
1:24 PM

Post #6159845

tomorrow!
detheo
Macomb, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2009
1:38 PM

Post #6159884

I'm ready...^_^
toofewanimals
Trenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2009
3:24 PM

Post #6160339

Can I just mentally yell "Hoodie-Hoo"? I'll be at work at the hospital.
Loon
AuGres, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 19, 2009
3:37 PM

Post #6160418

I'm ready to hoodie hoo with ya'll. I'm ready for spring.


Brenda
glevely
Sanford, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 19, 2009
10:54 PM

Post #6162217

I'm up befor the sun so I'll be ready !!!!
Gloria
nancyruhl
Dearborn, MI

February 20, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #6162733

What do you think these folks down here at the condo in Florida will think when I get out on the balcony and start hoooodie hooing in the morning. I sure hope it works because I have to come back home next week.

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2009
1:00 AM

Post #6162762

Sorry to rain on your parade, but we do still have a month to go!!! We are suppose to get more snow this weekend! Believe me I will be hoody hooing when it gets heretoo. Ronna
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2009
3:43 PM

Post #6164858

4degrees here with the windchill
you michiganders ready(clears throat)hoooooo hoooooooo hoooooooooo

sharon if u need to whisper or think it-do it! Just think spring at that moment! lol
spring vibes!


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Demstratt
Lincoln Park, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 20, 2009
3:44 PM

Post #6164871

Yep this Michigander is ready!!!^_^
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2009
4:55 PM

Post #6165171

are we ready...brrrrr...
pepsidrinker
La Salle, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2009
5:05 PM

Post #6165220

HOOOOOOOO DI HOOOOOOO'in _^_
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2009
5:15 PM

Post #6165264

wow its not bad in the sun out of the wind
HOOOODIE_HOOOOOOOOOOO baby!
toofewanimals
Trenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2009
9:57 PM

Post #6166479

I thought about you all shouting "Hoodie-Hoo" at lunch time today. When I got home I shouted it to my dog. LOL

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2009
11:59 PM

Post #6167097

spring, spring, spring, where are you hooodie hoooo, wait do you hear the echo??? LOL. Ronna
pepsidrinker
La Salle, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2009
3:35 AM

Post #6167975

Paul Here is the link Dori tried to post http://gardensandcrafts.com/ it works for me ^_^

hooooooodie hoooooooo

Lol @ Loretta
[qoute]My neighbor man thought I fell..Now they know I'm nutz,before they just thought I was.. :o)))[/quote]
Demstratt
Lincoln Park, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2009
4:16 PM

Post #6169544

LOL...Connie I warned him this time!!!you getting the snow there???coming down good here!!:(
detheo
Macomb, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2009
4:20 PM

Post #6169561

Hoooodie POO for the snow !!!!!
Demstratt
Lincoln Park, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2009
4:26 PM

Post #6169589

You getting any????its coming down so hard can't see across the street...sideways!!!grrr!:(
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2009
4:28 PM

Post #6169602

snowing to beat the band here(beat someone anyway) got 1/2 in in less than a hr!
started around 11ish here!
Demstratt
Lincoln Park, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2009
4:33 PM

Post #6169626

Talked to my friend in Ca.,its in the 70's already...slap!!!:(
pepsidrinker
La Salle, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2009
4:36 PM

Post #6169660

snowing to beat the band here, almost got 2" now close to it anyway :(
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2009
4:40 PM

Post #6169675

im going out side...its pretty!
Its almost over so i dont care-let it snow let it snow let it snow!!!!!!!!!
spring is coming!!!!!!!!!

jazzzy704
Fenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2009
6:37 PM

Post #6170082

Hello ALL,
OHHH Every time it snows I feel like it could be the last one...
Let it all out God we are waiting for Spring!!!!!
Is anybody got seed flats in???
I know you do Dori!! You are always on top of stuff. I don't.
Who has seeds and what you got in???
Julie
nancyruhl
Dearborn, MI

February 21, 2009
8:45 PM

Post #6170534

I've gotten a head start on the balcony in Florida. I have three trays with triple white, yellow and purple datura, amaranthus, geraniums, flowering kale, and blue queen salvia growing, all of which will need to get home safely and transplant next week. Where will I put it all? In the refrigerator are all the perennial seeds that I am stratifying using the coffee filter method I learned on Daves Garden. Mostly wildflower seeds saved or purchased. (I'm curently enamored with every salvia I can fine.) Already started the silver lupine, wild blue phlox and verbascum violetta. Probably have another 30 filters to transplant into pots to germinate. Soon will be the tomato seeds, about 30 varieties. I've overdone it but again. Nancy

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glevely
Sanford, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 21, 2009
9:34 PM

Post #6170674

still snowing hard here just got home from the Dow Gardens Know and Grow Seminar how kool I loved it Deann and her friends have to drive back to Au Gres (sp) its awful out there I'm saying a little prayer for them to be safe ;0(
If it lets up in a bit I'll go out and shovel if not I'll let the little mister do it with the quad I like to shovel though
Gloria
dorothian
Bad Axe, Mich., FL
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2009
5:22 AM

Post #6172351

I'm told we got about 6 inches of snow today. Glad to be in Florida for at least another month. I have tomatoes ready to pick in my Earthbox. Yummm. I also have plants started on the screen porch and will have to pot them up soon to make the trip back to Michigan.
Demstratt
Lincoln Park, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2009
5:32 AM

Post #6172375

Lucky you in Florida...snows still coming down!!!:(
deann
Au Gres, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2009
11:00 AM

Post #6172673

Dori...Its all your fault Sunshine...you sent Mother Nature mixed signals with your 'HOODIE-HOE' call...Was in Midland yesterday at Dow Gardens at a Garden Seminar...Met Glevely (Gloria) and Bill, we really did not get the chance to talk long, but had a great time...The trip home was dicy, and took us over 2 hours in all that snow.

Deann
nancyruhl
Dearborn, MI

February 22, 2009
12:28 PM

Post #6172794

Always difficult to find the postings when you want to but this is a pretty good summary from the propagation forum:By poppysue
Pre-sprouting Seeds in Damp Paper Towel
I use this method for almost all my seeds unless they're just too darn tiny. It takes a bit longer but you have more control over moisture & temperature, the results are better, there's no waste with thinning, and you can watch what's going on with them. If the seeds aren’t viable – they’ll rot quickly and you aren't left staring at an empty flat for weeks wondering if they'll ever come up.

Cut paper towels into quarters, label with name of the seeds and the date. Then sprinkle the seeds on the paper towel, mist it with water until it's good and damp (not soggy), and fold the towel in ˝ or quarters. Place the towel squares in a covered container or a zip-loc bag. I've found the aluminum cake pans with the clear plastic lids work well. I keep a pan in my refrigerator for seeds that need moist pre-chilling and a pan on the kitchen counter for those that germinate in warm temps. A few things that require darkness I'll seal in a zip lock bag and place in a dark cupboard. The seeds that require light seem to be do fine with the clear lid on the pan.

Check the seeds at least every other day to see what has sprouted. Some seeds take just a few days - others take weeks. Any of the seed that have sprouted should be potted up. Plant them in potting mix with the little root going down and lightly cover with soil. After potting place them under lights or in a sunny window. They'll usually break the soil surface the next day. It's important to pot them as soon as you see signs of germination - if you let them go too long they'll grow into the paper towels and it's hard to remove them without breaking the roots.

Most people have switched to coffee filters because the seeds are much easier to remove than from paper towels. Also some people suggest adding a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to the misting or wetting solution to deter mold. I use this method for seeds that need stratification by putting the packets in the refrigerator for the cold period, usually six weeks, then take them out and plant up as they germinate. Didn't have room for or desire to put potting soil in fridge. Hope this helps. Nancy
glevely
Sanford, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2009
1:12 PM

Post #6172911

the sun shinning on the snow this morning is just beautiful we got all of 6 inches I shoveld for a while last night then the neighbor plowed every one out with his big tractor what a good boy

I met Deann yesterday wish we would have had more time to get to know each other ;0)
Gloria
deann
Au Gres, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 22, 2009
4:02 PM

Post #6173432

We got between 6 and 8 inches of snow...as far as I'm concerned, thats 6 to 8 inches too much...grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I am soooo done with winter...

Deann

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detheo
Macomb, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 22, 2009
6:21 PM

Post #6174103

I "HIGHLY" Second that!!!!!

Delane ^_^
Loon
AuGres, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 22, 2009
10:09 PM

Post #6174981

I third it. :) I'm ready for spring.
glevely
Sanford, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 23, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #6175646

i think we are all at that point right now !!!! any one know what the Farmers Almanac says ???
Gloria
toofewanimals
Trenton, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2009
12:21 PM

Post #6177299

No, no, no ... no more talk of Sp - - - -! You just make the 'F' month ... which is the longest month in the year (to me anyway) seem even longer.

March 1st ... that's the ticket. LOL

gardenlady123

gardenlady123
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2009
2:02 PM

Post #6177637

Wow that was some storm!!! I know I am behind in this post, but seems like I have beem living at work. We got 8 inches Im sure. YUCK! Cold and wind. Man I agree with the other posts couldn't see acrossed the road. Flags were sticking straight out with the wind. Felt sorry for the people on the road. Am very glad I was home from work for the day. The poor dog didn't want to go outside who can blame him huh? Hope this week is better. I have some crocuses peeking there little heads out! Planted so many new ones last fall!!!! Ronna
Loon
AuGres, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2009
3:04 PM

Post #6177885

It got down to three degrees here last night. Burrrrrrrrrrrrr. Enough already. We want heat. The sun is shining and that is always great. I should go look at my propane tank and see how much I have left. I was hoping this tank would get us through till spring but I'm not so sure now with the cold weather we're having. At least the lake levels should come up some this spring with all the snow we've had. I read in the Farmer's Almanac that we're having an early spring. I'll see if I can find it online.

Brenda
Loon
AuGres, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2009
3:09 PM

Post #6177903

Long-range Weather Forecast
Lower Lakes
Annual Weather Summary
November 2008 to October 2009

Detailed 2009 Long-Range Forecast
for the Lower Lakes Region


Includes predictions for all or portions of Illinois (Aurora, Chicago, Naperville, Peoria, Rockford), Indiana (Fort Wayne, Gary, Hammond, Indianapolis, South Bend), Michigan (Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Sterling Heights, Warren), New York (Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Tonawanda), Ohio (Akron, Cleveland, Dayton, Parma, Toledo), Pennsylvania (Erie, Hermitage, Meadville, Sharon, Warren), Wisconsin (Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha).

After a mostly mild November, snow at Thanksgiving will signal the coming of a very cold period, especially in the west. Temperatures will seesaw from January through March. Precipitation will generally be below normal, with above-normal snowfall in the southwest and below-normal snowfall in most other parts of the region. The coldest periods will occur in December, early and mid-January, and in early and mid-February. The snowiest periods will be in early and mid-December, early to mid-January, early February, and early March.

April and May will have above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation, with hot temperatures in mid-May.

Summer temperatures will be near or slightly above normal, on average, with below-normal rainfall. The hottest temperatures will occur in early and mid-June and mid-July.

September and October will be cooler and drier than normal.

Detailed Forecast for the Next Two Months
February 2009
Avg. Temperature: 24° (avg.)
Precipitation: 1" (1" below avg.)
Feb. 1-4: Snow showers, cold
Feb. 5-8: Rain and snow
Feb. 9-21: Snow showers, cold
Feb. 22-25: Sunny, mild
Feb. 26-28: Rain to snow, then sunny

March 2009
Avg. Temperature: 33° (3° below avg.)
Precipitation: 5" (2" above avg.)
Mar. 1-3: Heavy rain to snow
Mar. 4-7: Showers
Mar. 8-9: Sunny, warm
Mar. 10-13: Snow showers
Mar. 14-17: Showers, then sunny, mild
Mar. 18-20: Rain to snow
Mar. 21-25: Snow showers, cold
Mar. 26-28: Rain and snow, then sunny
Mar. 29-31: Rain, mild
detheo
Macomb, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2009
3:25 PM

Post #6177974

geez snow in March to what a bummer...
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2009
4:06 PM

Post #6178171

LOL it is Michigan!!!
I will be moving into the GH soon! my window seat is full and i want to start more stuff!!
hot may-that sounds wonderful-apricot trees bud the end of april and my may first we have a frost-hope we can
skip that frost this year-just get to may and stay warm!

we got about 4in of snow-and they said tricities would get the most-ha ha haaaaaa
i want to be a weatherperson when i grow up!


detheo
Macomb, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 23, 2009
4:38 PM

Post #6178341

I'm moving in with you...LOL make sure we have seed mats to sit on...
pjadams49417
Grand Haven, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 24, 2009
5:46 AM

Post #6181715

Ugh. Not sunny, not mild. And if the last days of Frozebruary have any rain at all, I'll eat my...hmmmm...leftover peppermint candy.

Actually I'll eat it whether it rains or not.

I forced some forsythia this week and it's pretty enough to get me through a few days.

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pjadams49417
Grand Haven, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 24, 2009
5:52 AM

Post #6181723

Which Tricities, Martha?



I was wondering if anyone here is taking the Master Gardener program in Ottawa County? My dd and I are taking it together, and we both love it. I'm having a blast!

Also, a quick question for herb growers in Michigan. What can you grow in a window inside? I bought a mint plant the other day and put it in the window. It's already turning black and drying up. It's not dripping wet but I HAVE been watering it. Do they just not do well inside?
Loon
AuGres, MI
(Zone 5b)

February 24, 2009
2:23 PM

Post #6182533

My guess is that it got too cold by your window. Perhaps if you back it off from the window some especially at night it might have been OK. I close my lined drapes at night on all my windows. Last night it got down to zero here. Not sure what the temperature is up by the glass of the window but my guess is it could be too cold for tender leaves on plants.

I'm growing rosemary in front of my west facing window. It's sitting on the diningroom table about a foot from the glass and is doing fine. I'll plant it out come June and try to cut it back and bring it back in next winter. It needs a lot of water. I give it a cup of water a day.
notmartha
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 24, 2009
4:45 PM

Post #6183318

Tricites=Saginaw,Midland and Bay City!
please call me Not or NM or Dori-anything but Martha-Gag!
pjadams49417
Grand Haven, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 24, 2009
10:42 PM

Post #6185139

Oops! Sorry, :-D

We are Tricities too. Grand Haven, Ferrysburg and Spring Lake.

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