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90ºs in New England - and Stiiiiiiicccccckkkky!! BLEK! I've been inside playing on the PC for 3 days. Ya won't catch me out in the heat. I've only ventured out to water. The heat is supposed to be gone tomorrow - thank goodness.
Yesterday ,Syracuse N.Y. offically went to 100 degrees,it was the first time in 60+ years.Its been hot, humid, no rain and basically miserable.The plants are suffering.The brugs in pots looked to droopy I picked them up and threw them in the pond.A cold front is suppose to come through today but it has yet to be seen .I'm fixin to come down south where its cooler,anyone got a spare room??? Just kiddin,you guys are use to this,its hard for us most of us don't have airconditioners in our homes because we wouldn't use them very often.Boy am I sorry now!!!I keep going out in my truck and running the air!!Tomorrow the high is only suppose to be 79.Such a cool down!!
crestedchik, much the same north of the border. Heat emergency declared in Toronto for three days, severe thunderstorm and tornado warning here in Ottawa yesterday (fortunately didn't materialize, although one small town got walloped). Today we have also "cooled off" to the high 70's or low 80's. I'm too lazy to figure out the conversions from metric.
I chose a rotten time to dig up daturas, but was too excited to be rational. The larger buds have been blooming in a rush, fading in the morning, and the stressed out plants have dropped the medium-sized ones. Chalk one up to experience. If I'm lucky the smaller ones will bloom before freeze. If not, there's a good seed pod on one, so I can try again next year.
Janet: I'll have lots of seeds for a bunch of different datura in the fall and you're welcome to lots. Don't panic about the ones you transplanted. You'll have seeds for double purple, innoxia, la fleur lilac and a few more.