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dave

October 27, 2008
9:50 AM

Post #5720884

There are a total of 540 votes:


We had frost several weeks ago
(210 votes, 38%)
Red dot


It will be another month or more before it frosts
(96 votes, 17%)
Red dot


Any day now
(176 votes, 32%)
Red dot


It does not frost here
(44 votes, 8%)
Red dot


I live in the Southern Hemisphere and it is now summer
(14 votes, 2%)
Red dot


Previous Polls

redchic01
southern willamette , OR
(Zone 7a)

October 27, 2008
9:53 AM

Post #5720887

wow, the first. Never thought that I would see that! Actually the first frost was about 2 weeks ago. Enough to make the hostas and flowers turn brown.
HERBIE43
Rutland , MA
(Zone 5b)

October 27, 2008
10:02 AM

Post #5720890

we had our first frost a few weeks ago her in upstate new york
mattsmom
Tomah, WI

October 27, 2008
11:23 AM

Post #5720986

Our first frost was a couple of weeks ago. We have had frost quite often. Yesterday we had snow flurries. YUCK!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 27, 2008
11:27 AM

Post #5720992

We had frost a couple of weeks ago, but this week will be pushing 20C (70F) - woo hoooooo - Indian Summer!

This message was edited Oct 27, 2008 5:29 AM

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2008
11:30 AM

Post #5720997

I'll bet if I go up and look outside we had frost last night. Another dg'er who lives about 10 15 minutes from me has had a frost a couple of times and I still have flowers blooming and not touched by frost. I'm thinking that changed overnight but still too dark to see,.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2008
11:31 AM

Post #5721001

TONITE!!!! Yuck... I need to put it in high gear today. It normally lasts till Thanksgiving but not this time. Grrrrr!!!!
dmdula
Morganton, NC

October 27, 2008
11:54 AM

Post #5721066

Actually we had ours just several DAYS ago, but it wasnt one of the choices

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2008
12:03 PM

Post #5721094

It been first frost last week until now...

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2008
12:18 PM

Post #5721134

Just went out and looked at thermometer on the tree its 39* and no frost! The blooming white iris is standing just as tall and pretty as yesterday. The iris blooming in itself is such a treat seeing as it should have been all done early summer?
I'm liking it.
Syrumani
Whitsett, NC
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2008
12:27 PM

Post #5721152

Frost? What is frost?
plantladyhou
Katy, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 27, 2008
12:31 PM

Post #5721165

I'm looking for frost when the temps reach 40 deg. and not before. Not due for awhile and it will probably be a surprise. Our frosts aren't the type that kill everythig deep down. They are usually slight surface things that are gone before you know it. Thank goodness!

Ann

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2008
12:37 PM

Post #5721176

I wish.
gk1153
Paris, IL
(Zone 6a)

October 27, 2008
12:50 PM

Post #5721211

No frost yet but it keeps getting to the mid thirties almost every night. A few plants are showing evidence of cold but I haven't recorded any temps below 34.
nanabest1
Clarkston, MI
(Zone 5b)

October 27, 2008
12:54 PM

Post #5721226

Yes, here in Michigan, frost has been whitening the grass for the last week.
Flowers are fading in slow motion.

This message was edited Oct 27, 2008 8:57 AM
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2008
1:07 PM

Post #5721261

I said "any day now," but we actually had some light frost last week. We haven't had a hard frost just yet, but at least all the bugs are gone. ;)

Going to be in the 20s tonight. Brrr!
Hineni
Paris, TN
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2008
1:18 PM

Post #5721305

Ours wasn't 'weeks' ago, but rather days ago - last week - a couple of easy frosts and then a 22 degree kicker that killed most everything. However, I was walking the dogs in snow flurries this a.m. :) We are forecast to have snow flurries tonight and tomorrow night, but probably nothing will 'stick'.

I'm loving it, being a native Floridian transplant. Ask me in February if I still like "real" winter :D
wolfboi1970
Reading, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2008
1:24 PM

Post #5721318

2 weeks ago was 1st one...and a hard frost a few nights ago...got my hydranga's and most perennial leaves on 2nd frost...SE Pa zone 6
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 27, 2008
1:32 PM

Post #5721357

Oh my goodness! 20 and 30 degree temp's for some of y'all already? Brrrr ... that's downright cold!

I voted it will be another month or more before we get frost but we sometimes don't get frost at all. Usually if we do, it's in January. I'm wondering if this is going to be an unusually cold winter for us. We are having a nice bit of cool weather for a change and I'm loving it. Our high the next couple of days is supposed to be in the high 60's/low 70's which is ten to fifteen degrees below normal for this time of year! And, it's supposed to be 45 tonight and 42 the next night ... very unusual! But, I'm going to enjoy it while it's here! hmm ... maybe we better get some firewood, might be wanting to use the fireplace this winter!

edited to say: At least those of you who are into winter already, aren't having to still mow your lawns, which I am heading out to do right now! And, I have a few beds to weed. That's one of the negatives of living in Florida, having to do yard work 9 months of the year but at least this week the temp's will be nice for it, instead of mid 90's and high humidity!

This message was edited Oct 27, 2008 9:37 AM
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2008
1:33 PM

Post #5721360

It keeps threatening, but so far has bottomed out at 34 degrees. I pulled in everything yesterday, including my pots, many of which are still in bloom. Had to put them back out this morning, though. There's a cricket in one of them. Chirped all night!

Donna

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2008
1:43 PM

Post #5721402

lol at the cricket.
Yuska
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 27, 2008
2:09 PM

Post #5721511

Frosts often hold off until mid-December here and sometimes later, but I sense we may see an earlier event this year. The citrus began ripening a couple of weeks ago, a full two months ahead of the normal cycle. Old Farmer's Amanac and other prognosticators are warning of harsher winter conditions for much of the country. Yuska

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 27, 2008
2:33 PM

Post #5721592

It's in the low 30's F. here, the cold wind from the North is abrassive to tender plants such as banana and EE, ect. When those plants get frost bitten in my garden, then I know for sure when frost has officially arrived!

Yikes, I wished I lived in a frost-free region.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 27, 2008
2:59 PM

Post #5721720

We have been getting light frosts for a couple weeks now but our first heavy frost was last night if it got as cold as it was supposed to.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 27, 2008
3:19 PM

Post #5721827

I voted that I never get frost. I am allowed to be in denial. Any one who is mitten-clad already is allowed to be in denial.
Cordeledawg
Cordele, GA
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2008
3:37 PM

Post #5721899

That is too funny, dahlianut!

Yep we are expecting our first frost on Wed.
ceedub
Whitby, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 27, 2008
4:17 PM

Post #5722005

We've had frost a few times already, but I just brought a yellow hibiscus into the house for the winter yesterday and its covered in buds. Go figure. I think maybe the corner it was in beside the fence has a little microclimate going.


plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 27, 2008
4:29 PM

Post #5722057

Dahlianut: Mittens? What are Mittens? LOL ... me, who doesn't even own a coat. :-)


I do have an old lightweight jacket somewhere I think, and I think there DH and I both have a pair of gloves stashed in a closet!
Gwendalou
Langley, WA
(Zone 7b)

October 27, 2008
4:31 PM

Post #5722060

We are having an unusually gorgeous fall (makes up for our nonexistent spring and summer). Usually we have frosts and very cold weather by now, but it is still in the 40s and 50s, clear skies most of the time and just loverly.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 27, 2008
4:48 PM

Post #5722141

Southerner here ... I don't mind 40's and 50's at night but I prefer it to be in the 70's during the day. :-)

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2008
4:50 PM

Post #5722149

How do make those little yellow happy faces?
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 27, 2008
4:53 PM

Post #5722164

Hold down your shift key and without any spacing, click on the underline key, the number 6 key and the underline key again. Remember to hold down the shift key. It will look like a little kitty cat on the screen but after you hit send it will show up as the smiley! Dave did this for us awhile back.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 27, 2008
4:58 PM

Post #5722182

Dave was so kind to share his :-) with us all: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/830023/

I have heard a couple of folks mention they don't like the little icons showing up in threads. In my opinion, one can never have, or give, too many smiles! :-)

Nedhudson1
Thorne Bay, AK
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2008
5:24 PM

Post #5722285

There should have been a choice between"several weeks ago" and "any day now".We had a light,EARLY frost about 2 weeks ago,but the killer was last weekend.

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2008
5:32 PM

Post #5722329

_^_thanks plantladylin_^_

oops didn't work_^_

This message was edited Oct 27, 2008 12:33 PM
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 27, 2008
5:37 PM

Post #5722348

oops ther way cececoogan. kitty ear, line, kitty ear.

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2008
5:38 PM

Post #5722350

:-)did it work?

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2008
5:39 PM

Post #5722358

Yay!!!!!!!!!! it worked now I sooooo happy. I like the smiley faces. Adds fun to a not so fun world sometimes
Nedhudson1
Thorne Bay, AK
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2008
5:43 PM

Post #5722369

Plantladylin-I have a friend that lives near Titusville,& I keep kidding her whenever their temps go below 50.I always ask her if she wants to borrow my long johns:-).I agree about the smiles.Great method of expression.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 27, 2008
6:20 PM

Post #5722481

_^_
hmmmmmmmmmm

_^_nope doesn't seem to work for me...

This message was edited Oct 27, 2008 12:21 PM

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 27, 2008
6:24 PM

Post #5722497

:-)

aha!!
Shift 6 underline 6!!
I thought it was underline 6 underline LOL ^ _ ^
(without the spaces, and holding Shift, it works!!! LOL)

This message was edited Oct 27, 2008 12:26 PM
Nedhudson1
Thorne Bay, AK
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2008
6:25 PM

Post #5722499

Tallulah-You got your thingies mixed up.Try ^ _ ^ but leave out the spaces.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 27, 2008
6:27 PM

Post #5722515

but... I always have my thingies mixed up LOL

-Susan-
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 27, 2008
6:41 PM

Post #5722579

Y'all are a hoot!

cececoogan: I totally agree, the smilies add fun to a sometimes not so happy world!

Nedhudson1: LOL. I'm in Daytona Beach. Titusville is about 40 minutes south of us and it actually is a little warmer down there than here in winter! Sometimes we Southerners are wimps when it comes to temp's below 50! I don't like it getting below @45 myself. My sister in Fort Lauderdale complains that it's cold if it is in the 60's! I laugh so hard when she calls and seriously says it's cold down there and I will say what's the temperature and she says @ 64 degrees! She and her husband are thinking of retiring in another year or so and moving up to this part of the state ... some might not think that's really far but it is a big difference in climate. They will be wanting to buy heavy wool coats and boots and gloves ... and don't laugh because I see folks dressed like that all the time here in winter! My family has been in Florida for 41 years so we don't really know what REAL cold is like, LOL.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 27, 2008
6:48 PM

Post #5722611

I was in Jacksonville Beach FL one Christmas. Yupper I saw earmuffs and mitts. of course I was in my bikini at the time.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 27, 2008
7:01 PM

Post #5722669

LOL Dahlianut! A Bikini in late December? In Jacksonville Beach?%$#@ Now, it is waaay too cold the end of December for a bathing suit in this part of Florida and Jax Bch is about 1 1/2 hours north of me! Did you freeze your bottom off? Did you go in the water? We do see the Snowbirds here in winter enjoying the very cold ocean! Not me ... the swimming pool water has to be in the mid 80's for me to even stick my toes in ... I ain't about to go in the ocean when it's probably 50-60 degrees! :-)
pearl
(Deb) Pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2008
7:23 PM

Post #5722752

The weather channel said that it'll be hitting 30 degrees this Wednesday.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 27, 2008
7:26 PM

Post #5722768

Noper didn't even stick my toe in but did saunter around in the suit for awhile on particularly balmy days.
kassy_51
Marinette, WI
(Zone 4b)

October 27, 2008
7:52 PM

Post #5722862

plantladylin, My daughter-in-law's mother lives in Winterhaven, FL.

She has been trying to talk me into moving there for years now. Reason being...
Where I move, my son usually follows. So her daughter would follow too.

I'm planning on moving north...LOL :-)

She will only come and visit us in the summer.

Can Dave give us a devils face? Seems to suit me better at times :-)

And I scarped frost from my car windows last week
mmblum
Jacksonville, FL

October 27, 2008
8:00 PM

Post #5722881

No frost here in Jax. Maybe next Jan or Feb., if we are unlucky.

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2008
8:04 PM

Post #5722895

We just had solid little balls of rain fall here.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 27, 2008
9:38 PM

Post #5723178

We get some nonkilling frosts every year. If I recall correctly, they're always some time after Christmas. On the other hand, some rain would be nice, but it might be a month or two before we get any of that, either.
staceysmom
(GayLynn) Appleton, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2008
10:38 PM

Post #5723336

There has been frost on the pumpkin for a couple of weeks now. This afternoon we even had that 4 letter word starting with "s". Brrrrrrr! or should that be Grrrrrrrr!

Kylaluaz

Kylaluaz
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

October 27, 2008
11:01 PM

Post #5723403

One night about two weeks ago it suddenly turned very cold -- I think it got down to 20 degrees and there was a frosting of snow in the morning to boot. But it has warmed up considerably since then and most of the below freezing nights have just hovered around 31 or 32 degrees. Later this week I think it is predicted to start chilling down again but it has been lovely and in the 70s, days lately.
SteveIndy
Greenwood, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 27, 2008
11:58 PM

Post #5723593

First frost scheduled for tonight. Been in high 30's a few times here but tonight below freezing in forecast.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 28, 2008
12:01 AM

Post #5723599

Y'know Dahlianut - I've so often heard my mom tell me that Floridians apologize for the cold weather (she's from Winnipeg) and she just laughs. It would be shirtsleeve weather in Winnipeg, when Floridians are wearing parkas LOL

Guess you can always tell who the snowbirds are, in the deep south - they're the ones Shedding clothes, while the natives are Puttin' Em ON lol

-Susan-
roybird
Santa Fe, NM

October 28, 2008
12:20 AM

Post #5723665

First frost was a little over a week ago.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 28, 2008
12:40 AM

Post #5723776

Steve,

Your weather is exactly like ours. Low 30's several night but today's the first frost. But you're in Texas and I'm in the snowbelt. What gives?

Donna
hem_iamy
Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7b)

October 28, 2008
12:40 AM

Post #5723781

Ours too - 28 last Monday in ABQ. : (
-Amy
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 28, 2008
12:52 AM

Post #5723856

Uh oh ... I think I've spent too much time on this thread talking about frost and low temp's. We are going down to 45 tonight and 42 tomorrow night! Really weird for this time of year in this part of Florida. I will enjoy it for sure! And Wednesday's high is only going to be in the 60's ... shoulda waited until then to mow the lawn and do the yard work!
SteveIndy
Greenwood, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 28, 2008
12:53 AM

Post #5723860

I dunno Donna it must be the jet stream! LOL. It is supposed to warm up during the day though to 70's - how about you??
Nedhudson1
Thorne Bay, AK
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2008
1:27 AM

Post #5723983

Christmas of '67,I was swimming on a very nice beach in Nha Trang,Viet Nam.
LenaBeanNZ
Brisbane
Australia
(Zone 10b)

October 28, 2008
1:46 AM

Post #5724048

:-) testing...
LenaBeanNZ
Brisbane
Australia
(Zone 10b)

October 28, 2008
1:49 AM

Post #5724063

YAY I can do it too now, thanks Plantladylin :-)

Im in the southern hemisphere, and its late SPRING!!! Weather is still pretty miserasble though, rain rain rain wind rain. At least the frosts stopped over a month ago by now. Summer veg are being planted.

Cant wait for the long awaited summer and fresh tomatoes!

:-) Lena
HUMMINGBIRD1212
(Marymac) Statesvi, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 28, 2008
1:49 AM

Post #5724070

haven't had any yet but getting around 38-40 here at nights could have some in just a matter of nights..they calling for a bit of snow in the mountains here tomorrow...not quite ready for the cold weather yet but its coming anyways...I think I should move to hawaii or something I don't like any weather under about 70.LOL
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

October 28, 2008
2:32 AM

Post #5724293

I feel like a weather hog.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on October 27, 2008
95 F / 35 C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 9%
Dew Point: 26 F / -3 C
Wind: Calm

Tonight
Mostly clear. Lows in the 50s to lower 60s.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 28, 2008
2:34 AM

Post #5724305

LOL Kelli.
gessiegail
Taft, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 28, 2008
2:35 AM

Post #5724308

We had a cold front come through today and it was 62 this morning...nice weather until it got back up to 90 degrees. I would love to have some cool weather but I will take our cool mornings anyway and be grateful.
gardenergail
Bay, AR
(Zone 7a)

October 28, 2008
2:56 AM

Post #5724391

Tonight is the night!!

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

October 28, 2008
3:07 AM

Post #5724450

I didn't vote because there was no option between "several weeks ago" and "any day now". We had frost a couple of times last week. Not tonight, but tomorrow we are likely to have SNOW!

Ann

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2008
3:16 AM

Post #5724482

I said several weeks ago even though it was just last week(no option for that) Maybe I shouldn't have voted?????
hart
Shenandoah Valley, VA

October 28, 2008
3:55 AM

Post #5724615

Another location where our first frost was last week, not several weeks ago. None of the choices were accurate for me.
pennyroyal357
Bowling Green, KY

October 28, 2008
5:08 AM

Post #5724810

WEATHER CHANNEL HAS FREEZE WARNING FOR TOMORROW NIGHT(TUESDAY, OCT 28). LOW SPOTS HAD SCATTERED LIGHT FROST A COUPLE OF MORNINGS LAST WEEK. OCTOBER 15 IS OUR 50/50 DATE FOR FIRST FROST IN SOUTHERN WARREN COUNTY, KY.
KathyCoRanch
Laporte, CO
(Zone 4b)

October 28, 2008
5:26 AM

Post #5724832

Oh- well- we had frosts well over three weeks ago and a couple inches of snow two weeks ago. Almost everything has gone dormant or died back (except a few daylilies and some columbines with a southern exposure). It has frozen good every single night since then (last night it was 23 degrees), but we are having a gorgeous indian summer week right now- it should be mid 60's tomorrow.

Kathy

And yes Dahlia- I have been wearing my mittens all the time except in the afternoon!
dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

October 28, 2008
9:32 AM

Post #5724945

well I voted the Southern hemisphere option - but it isn't summer here yet - it's still spring.
And we could still get late frost, I planted my tomatoes today, had to give them a good long drink as it was nor'west & warm, about 25C.
That wind sucks the moisture out of everything.
But heard we have a southerly change coming tonight so need to go out & tuck my new babies in before I toddle off to bed myself.

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2008
9:45 AM

Post #5724953

I voted several weeks ago... even though it was just last week
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 28, 2008
1:03 PM

Post #5725282

Steve,

Only low 40's today, but 60's by Thursday. Then chilly again. Roses in containers are in the garage - some of them in full bloom. I have the best smelling garage in America. Never realized that Gruss An Aachen had such a great scent!

Donna
5teve
Pays Basque
France

October 28, 2008
1:57 PM

Post #5725446

Light frost and snow on the Haute Pyrenees but not expecting frost for a few weeks

Thumbnail by 5teve
Click the image for an enlarged view.

seemama
Kissimmee, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 28, 2008
2:05 PM

Post #5725465

:-) now we are all trying it
It was cold when I got up this morning -but thick frost in UK at my son's house

This message was edited Oct 28, 2008 10:05 AM

This message was edited Oct 28, 2008 10:06 AM
CapeCodGardener
Mid-Cape, MA
(Zone 7a)

October 28, 2008
4:09 PM

Post #5725915

I voted "any day now" because there was no entry for "first light frost four days ago," which was what we had here. Then a few glorious Indian Summer days warmed up to a balmy--for us--60 degrees F, but today I see that a low of 31 is predicted for Thursday.
I see SNOW moving over New York and Pennsylvania on the Dopple Radar screen--but it doesn't usually get to the Cape until December. . . although there's always a surprise possible. . .
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

October 28, 2008
4:17 PM

Post #5725937

It may frost tonight in some of the inland counties, but it probably won't here for a few weeks at least. The ocean keeps the fall and winter temps warmer around here.
The temps did drop fast yesterday afternoon - dark heavy clouds showed up with some very strong blustery winds. It was pretty crazy for a while! I was looking for Dorothy and Toto to show up.
Barb
fleursdefouquet
Ferndale, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 28, 2008
6:05 PM

Post #5726390

First light frost was last night.
cando1
Ozone, AR
(Zone 6a)

October 28, 2008
11:41 PM

Post #5727382

First frost was last nite here too. Daylillies still green and mums still looking good.

Fall leaves are bright and beginning to fall faster.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 29, 2008
12:04 AM

Post #5727472

I think mums are native to the North Pole. We've dipped below for weeks now and my mums are still greeting me: "How's it goin Dahlia? Look at how prettiful we are. We're just bobbin and bloomin in the wind. What's for dinner? Poop or compost? Check out the frozen stiffs we're hangin with. This hood is definitely going down hill! Any new guys movin in next year?" Yupper I have very tough but chatty mums.
Aunt_A


October 29, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #5727483

Jack Frost came to visit in some Oklahoma towns last night. He was not a welcome guest but made himself quite at home. Actually, he stole some of our flowers; my neighbors' Morning Glories are covered with black leaves. Grrr...I want to move somewhere where Jack Frost never comes to visit. I do not like Jack Frost; I do not and I will not and forever I shall not; it does not matter what he may say. Okay, I must have had too much sleep or not enough. :-)

P.S. I voted any day now since "this week" wasn't an option.

April
Aunt_A


October 29, 2008
12:08 AM

Post #5727488

dahlianut,
We crossed posted. You are funny; I like how you think. You must be a happy and creative person. Actually, I know you are...I saw your beautiful artwork on a thread here.

April
cando1
Ozone, AR
(Zone 6a)

October 29, 2008
12:16 AM

Post #5727515

LOL!! Dahlia, Don't forget that little wild aster singing I've got the blues ;0>
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 29, 2008
12:30 AM

Post #5727571

Aunt_A. I try not to say f*r*o*s*t out loud because it gives him power and It's an 'f' word. I say 'kissed by Jack'. To be politically correct: I think Jack is a vandal who may have had an unfortunate childhood but in reality I'm thinkin: SNAP OUT OF IT! GET OVER IT JACK!!!! Sorry I only have mums left and its many, many,many sleeps til the 'Wakening of the Dahlias' so I'm a little cranky.
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2008
12:58 AM

Post #5727663

I voted just a couple days ago, I said it would be a month or more, heavy on the more, until frost. Well, that was a bad vote, we will have frost tonight. Lived in FL forever, I dont remember this ever happening before thanksgiving and more likely christmas
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 29, 2008
1:01 AM

Post #5727676

gardenglory this has been a weird, wacky and in some areas a very scarey year for weather. Hopefully your luvlies will come through just fine.
Aunt_A


October 29, 2008
1:03 AM

Post #5727685

Is that why we have Jack O'laterns? But that isn't what Mitch's article today stated!!!Beware: Jack is hiding in the pumpkin.

Jack isn't a pansy snatcher. He doesn't rob from Mums too often either.

:-)

April
randbponder
Hornick, IA
(Zone 4b)

October 29, 2008
1:12 AM

Post #5727719

Our first frost wasn't enough to do any damage. but the third one was down to 20F and killed all but the very hardy I have cabbages and peas still surviving in the garden. I'm ready for them to go bye bye too. I don't have much more room in the freezer. and I have enough canned.
Time to sit back and wait for the new catalogs to start coming ha ha ha. Still have to dig some bulbs that are not hardy. But I'm ready to take a break. Just think no mosquitoes till spring. LOL
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 29, 2008
1:13 AM

Post #5727724

hmmm I don't have any pumpkins so why do I have Jack? hmmmmmmm. On the upside, for the first time in forever I think the kidlings won't have to wear parkas under their costumes this Hallowe'en. Prediction is for positively balmly.This is very exciting news. Perhaps I will get more sugar plum fairies this year :-)
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 29, 2008
1:16 AM

Post #5727734

Cool randbponder. You have now entered the season of 'The Ordering'. Me too! This is a good thing IMHO. Of course you will be using the 'free money' budget method?
Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

October 29, 2008
1:24 AM

Post #5727779

67 would be freezing here, nya-nya.

But I cannot grow blueberries, blackberries, apples, raspberries, pears, narcissus, lilacs, jonquils, spinach(!!) or red maples.
Harmonyplace

(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2008
1:25 AM

Post #5727784

It's going to hit here tonight.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 29, 2008
1:41 AM

Post #5727855

o ya baby o baby molamola but we drool over what you can do nya-nya :-) Harmonyplace say it ain't so :O What's happenin? It shouldn't be this cold yet in the deep south should it??? gardenglory in FA is saying the same. OMG someone has let Jack loose on the planet :O Seriously hope your luvies hold up.
MollyMc
Archer/Bronson, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 29, 2008
10:37 AM

Post #5728755

There is first frost on my back porch...RIGHT NOW!!!!!
Molamola
Christiansted, VI
(Zone 11)

October 29, 2008
12:07 PM

Post #5728928

3a, are there ANY plants there????

Beyond my imagination. I grew up in 7b, and thought it was the North Pole, even when I was a little kid!

Ferocious cold front down thru the States, out to Bermuda, down coming after me, here in the Eastern Caribbean. It might stop, and clog up a wave coming from the East, and make a bad storm over very warm waters.

Hey! You Canuks! Control your cold fronts! haha.
randbponder
Hornick, IA
(Zone 4b)

October 29, 2008
12:56 PM

Post #5729115

That's right, Dahlianut, all free, untill spring that is. Then if something shows up that I just can't do without, or that I can't trade for, I will just have to use a piece of plastic and pay, pay and pay. LOL
I save most all the seeds I need year after year. and come Spring our kitchen looks like a mini Greenhouse.
Untill then I enjoy the period of no bugs, skeeitters or wasps. I can lay back for a while.
If my driveway fills up with snow- - -nobody can come in and bother me, just have to love it.
Of course there is none of what is in this picture left but it serves as a reminder of what is to come. Just love it Hee Hee Hee.

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MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2008
1:19 PM

Post #5729189

I noticed there was no choice for snow. We've had snow already and it's snowing here this morning :-(

MollyD
avianut
Omaha, NE
(Zone 5a)

October 29, 2008
1:35 PM

Post #5729243

randbponder, I'm a misplaced Moville-ian. Love that snow, esp. when it gets to where no one can come bother me! Jill
Aunt_A


October 29, 2008
2:52 PM

Post #5729609

MollyD1953,

I remember treat or treating as a kid w/ coats, hats and gloves on in New York. It really didn't matter what costume I wore; it was covered up! Many times it was snowing. Now in OK, we'd be shocked at snow in October. LOL
Stay warm everyone!

April
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2008
3:55 PM

Post #5729853

Hi April,

Funny thing is the forecast for Friday (Halloween) is for 65 degrees! How's that for a roller coaster ride? LOL

One year it started snowing around 3 pm Halloween and the weather people kept uping it from a dusting to 1 to 3" to 6 to 9" to 9 to 12 " ! It finally totaled 18" by morning! My boys only got the candy I had bought to pass out cause it was too dangerous to go out that night!

MollyD
sasha10
Valsolda
Italy
(Zone 9b)

October 29, 2008
4:03 PM

Post #5729881

It has been between 25-20C all autumn. Not a sign of frost. I think it will be at least another month. In the next week temps. reaching 28C!! It usually stays like that until the cold russian wind blows from the NE.
jomoncon
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2008
4:36 PM

Post #5729989

I New Orleans, it got down to 50 degrees last night. That's really cold for here.
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2008
5:30 PM

Post #5730147

jomoncon my youngest son lived in NO till last year when he moved to Chattanooga. He found it so cold there after being in NO LOL. I had to laugh when he said that! It's way warmer there than here where he grew up! This year he's having an easier time adjusting to 'fall' temperatures there.

MollyD
Aunt_A


October 29, 2008
6:07 PM

Post #5730252

65 degrees wow! My grandparents had a lake cottage in Canandaigua, I believe. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful and cold, cold, cold damp winters.
Stay warm this year!

April
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2008
6:13 PM

Post #5730273

Thanks April! Those places on the lake do have gorgeous views!!

MollyD
bgrumbin
Barstow, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2008
6:41 PM

Post #5730367

Here in the Mojave Desert, we're just now getting into daytime highs below 90F night time lows typically mid 50Fs. I don't know when my first frost capable night time lows are going to be. The arid environment isn't likely to produce much of anything in the way of actual frost regardless because there isn't any water in the air to condense as frost. But it is about time for me to be considering suitable coverups for my prickly persons (cactuses growing in the ground not in planters and therefore not suitable for "bringing indoors") for those nights when the temps do get down near or a little below 32F. For sure there will be some "eventually". Might even be a brief stint of my despised snow "sometime" this Winter although I made it through the entirety of last Winter without ever seeing the white garbage from the sky other than during a February travel hundreds of miles northward. Thinking about maybe an electric blanket for my beloved prickly persons if we get anything serious in the way of a cold snap (below freezing) this Winter.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 29, 2008
7:08 PM

Post #5730452

First frost was last night. Got down to 28*

I picked my tomatoes and peppers for the 'third last time' yesterday afternoon.
Mainecoon
Shepherd, MT

October 29, 2008
8:08 PM

Post #5730600

We had frost in September and over a foot of snow Oct 9-12
SW_gardener

(Zone 6a)

October 29, 2008
9:03 PM

Post #5730804

we've had snow here.
randbponder
Hornick, IA
(Zone 4b)

October 29, 2008
10:04 PM

Post #5730995

Avianut; (randbponder, I'm a misplaced Moville-ian. Love that snow, esp. when it gets to where no one can come bother me! Jill )
You like that huh?
I don't have to worry about getting to work anymore so it really don't bother me.
Nice thing about being 90 miles south of here- you can have peach trees. There is one peach that will survive here but I don't remember what one it is.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2008
10:17 PM

Post #5731031

We were supposed to freeze two days ago. Our home and garden are on a south facing hillside. We harvested most summer veggies out of the kitchen garden and prepared for the worst. I covered plants we did not have time to deal with and dragged in window boxes of impatiens and blackeyed Susan vine to enjoy for a few more weeks (sometimes they winter over in the house). DH dug up a few heirloom pepper gifts that were late comers to the garden hoping they will redden and give us seed to save.

We are now on a warming trend...a reprieve for a week or so.
Laurel

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2008
10:25 PM

Post #5731058

Molamola- did you see this article this week on the real hardy plants?
http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/1469/
Killgriff07
Huntington Beach, CA

October 30, 2008
1:12 AM

Post #5731551

In So. Cal. It's down in the 40's and 50's at night, but in the 90's in the middle of the day. Last week it got up to 104 at around 3:30!!!!!
maggidew
(Maggi) Big Sandy, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 30, 2008
1:37 AM

Post #5731632

We just had 29 degrees here on Tuesday morning and 33 this morning, so I guess now we're going into Indian Summer.
amuckey
Robinson, KS
(Zone 5b)

October 30, 2008
12:25 PM

Post #5732741

Here in NE Kansas we had a frost a couple weeks ago then a freeze Sun - Mon A.M. and Mon. - Tues A.M... Turned off BEAUTIFUL yesterday afternoon and I believe it's to get up in the 70's today. I just pray we don't have another ice storm this winter. Dec 10 through the 17th last year was a cold, no electricity week. Who knew a toilet seat could be SOOOO cold!?!?!? Thank goodness we didn't have wind with it or we would have lost a lot more trees.

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Twincol
Fresno, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 30, 2008
1:34 PM

Post #5732931

Sunny Central California Valley to be an unbelievable 80-85 | 56 today/overnight; rain Friday night & Saturday; 65 | 47 on Sunday. Fall's finally coming!
trees4me
Staten Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 30, 2008
5:50 PM

Post #5733771

Jeeze!
Someone turned off the heat up here! chuckle...z/7a.
Hello Ladies and Gents!
I'm new here, another year older, and always amazed at the info. I can find about plants, trees, and wildlife.
And so I begin my journey into the Garden, learning all the more of our green world, along w/reading the endeavours of those that inhabit the Garden w/ me! =D

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crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

October 30, 2008
6:38 PM

Post #5733898

So I had frost last night and the night before that, which is early for us. "this week" or "last week" wasn't an option so I put a couple of weeks ago. :-)
Samigal
(Pegi) Norwalk, CA
(Zone 10b)

October 30, 2008
7:10 PM

Post #5733991

We never get frost, well I shouldn't say never because a few years ago we got so cold here I lost some of my plants. If the weatherman warns of very cold nights again I will be sure to protect my flowers. Still so hot here, wondering if our winter will ever come.
jodyeph
Ellijay, Georgia
United States

October 30, 2008
9:58 PM

Post #5734511

First frost here today, 10/30/2008. Early by about a week. Ellijay, Ga (north part of Zone 7, elevation 1800 +/- msl
Aunt_A


October 30, 2008
10:37 PM

Post #5734629

Welcome trees4me; we are a friendly group of gardeners. Hope you enjoy the journey; DG is addictive. We have many different discussion groups and no end of wonderful topics and wonderful friends you can meet here!

randbponder
Hornick, IA
(Zone 4b)

October 31, 2008
12:01 AM

Post #5734881

Right on. Aunt_A!
Listen to her trees4me. Or we will yank your chain until you have to respond. LOL
We have had a couple night where it frosted. The third one was down in the lower 20s. Last night was in the 40s. and today we were in the upper 60s
My veggie garden is done for the year but that is alright as I was giving away plenty more than we could use.
Now I have some cannas and EEs to dig up and store the bulbs for the winter.
Now just pay some bills and take a trip, or two, Sounds like work Huh?
Russ.
kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

October 31, 2008
6:48 AM

Post #5735900

Just after I'd voted no frost for another month we had frost the next day..!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 31, 2008
3:44 PM

Post #5736808

No frost here for me, but my neighbors have got it! What's my secret?

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MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

October 31, 2008
3:52 PM

Post #5736843

Lily_love you're probably in a slightly warmer micro climate than your neighbor. This can happen just from having trees or a slight difference in elevation. Any number of small things can affect when things happen in your garden.


MollyD

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 31, 2008
4:22 PM

Post #5736951

MollyD, bingo. The microclimate makes differences. Plus, I'm located near a lake. The water-vapor buffers the actual temp. by 4-6 degrees, thus we dodged the frost neighboring areas are getting.
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

October 31, 2008
5:18 PM

Post #5737163

Lily_love do you find the opposite is true in the spring? I'm at a higher altitude than our city. They get frost earlier than I do up here but I have snow later in the spring than they do. Things bloom earlier down there too.

MollyD
sweezel
McKinney, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 31, 2008
6:14 PM

Post #5737322

Came Monday night, but thermometer only got down to 34 here. About 6 miles across town at the airport it got down to 28 though. Glad it did not get that cold in my yard. My 2 volunteer roma tomato plants are covered with at least 30 tomatoes, from teeny tiny to over 3 inches. All green except 1 pinkish and one already picked. I am hoping for a few more weeks of mild weather so I can let them ripen on the vine more.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 31, 2008
11:51 PM

Post #5738212

Molly, in the spring this year. I got my spring garden started out on 3rd week of April. So yes, the growing season is extended here with the microclimate we've.
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2008
1:25 AM

Post #5738568

You're lucky! Mine was shorten by almost 30 days this year when June stayed cold and wet.

MollyD
Samigal
(Pegi) Norwalk, CA
(Zone 10b)

November 1, 2008
2:38 AM

Post #5738810

Still very warm, but last night got a little rain. It was so welcomed, but just not enough to make all the plants happy.
Aguane
Phoenix, AZ

November 1, 2008
4:42 AM

Post #5739222

It seems strange to tell you all that we expect frost/freeze (even). We range from 110 degrees to 25 degrees or less. Makes choosing your plantings a little tough. Late Dec. January is a tough, touchy time. Last two years have been difficult. Cactus seem to do OKAY through these changes. Hibiscus can survive from the root, mature citrus is fine, succulents are iffy at best. We grown plumaria, oh various stuff and plants survive if we have fans, blankets, heat blankets, shade, more shade and water and individual microclimates.
Jianhua
Shangshui, Henan
China
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2008
12:42 PM

Post #5739731

Not yet, but very soon.
motts1
south central, WI
(Zone 5a)

November 2, 2008
12:22 AM

Post #5741616

~~~~~~~~~ Waving hi, have voted before, but never checked on look at what folks are saying...glad that I looked.
We had some light frosts and one killing frost. Now a stint of warmer days, much needed as I am more behind than usual. Doing cleanup and then storing the plants. Will try to empty out the garage that has never held a car! We had over 100" of snow last year-record that I don't want to repeat. Would like to be able to squeeze a car in just in case.
Beautiful fall colors still hanging around on the maples and oaks and burning bushes and blackhaw viburnum and...I am grateful that Mother Nature has held back this autumn season. :-)
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

November 2, 2008
12:25 AM

Post #5741632

Ma Nature is going crazy here. Last week snow (almost 2 ft in the Catskills) and now they tell us record warmth coming with 70's heading our way!!!!! Sheesh!!!

MollyD
snapple45
Holland, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 2, 2008
1:15 PM

Post #5743043

It's gonna be another wierd winter. A kiss of a light frost, then warm, then a killing frost, now 70 is in the forecast. All you can do is prepare for the worst. I've got some really confused koi.
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

November 2, 2008
3:14 PM

Post #5743458

Had a killing frost last night which the weather people didn't warn us about! They were too busy telling us about the warming trend headed this way for this week :-)

MollyD

MarilynneS

MarilynneS
Thunder Bay Ontario, ON
(Zone 3a)

November 2, 2008
6:38 PM

Post #5744070

:-) we're having 'chubby rain here in Northern Canada .. am hoping it doesn't turn into 'chubby' AND 'white' !!!!

~M~
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

November 2, 2008
7:16 PM

Post #5744195

LOL I've never heard it called that before but I like it! We usually just say slush!

MollyD

MarilynneS

MarilynneS
Thunder Bay Ontario, ON
(Zone 3a)

November 2, 2008
9:15 PM

Post #5744603

:-) for some 'odd reason' .. chubby rain works better than slush/sleet LoL

~M~
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

November 2, 2008
11:05 PM

Post #5744918

Sounds way more appealing! LOL

MollyD

MarilynneS

MarilynneS
Thunder Bay Ontario, ON
(Zone 3a)

November 3, 2008
1:23 AM

Post #5745488

Now we have a temp increase and .. HUMIDITY !! Weather is just such an inexact science !!!

:-)

~M~

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Mainecoon
Shepherd, MT

November 3, 2008
3:08 AM

Post #5745932

Red Lodge, Mt which is 30 min from me had 45 inches of snow while I got well over a foot
gessiegail
Taft, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 9, 2008
1:13 AM

Post #5768276

Well...we had a cool front come in and it was a beautiful day of only 80 degrees in south texas...tonight it is getting down to 56 degrees...ready for some cooler weather.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 9, 2008
1:40 AM

Post #5768407

Here, we haven't got our initial frost yet. Though, neighboring areas did.
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

November 10, 2008
2:02 PM

Post #5773454

I have this to say about that (snort)

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 10, 2008
2:12 PM

Post #5773482

DN, ooooh winter arrived so early there! We still haven't got our first frost yet. We'd ever be so lucky to any any snow flurries in Christmas. If ever any would be in Feb. or some years later...
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

November 10, 2008
9:59 PM

Post #5775244

dahlianut that's how it looked here this morning! All melted by late afternoon but still...yuk!

MollyD
Twincol
Fresno, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 11, 2008
4:11 AM

Post #5776635

Eeeeeek, you Northerners! I cannot even imagine living in such surroundings day in and day out. It's lovely, but so co-o-o-o-o-ld, brrrrrrrr.

Dahlianut, your snort in the face of gessiegail's 80-56 degrees (26.6-13.3 celsius) made me LOL so hard my "main man" (70 pound ie. 5 stone [?] poodle) bolted over here to find out what was going on. What a hoot!

brrrrrrr rrrrr rrr

MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2008
1:52 PM

Post #5777525

Twincol it gets worse before it gets better. This was just a teaser for winter snows. We average 100" each winter.

MollyD
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

November 11, 2008
4:26 PM

Post #5778109

and I want your snow MollyD so much. It's too dry here. Still working on the climate transporter. More later on this.

Dahlianut
aka Rocket Scientist
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

November 11, 2008
5:39 PM

Post #5778397

dahlianut I would gladly send you 60% of what we get if you can figure out how to do it!

;-)

MollyD
trees4me
Staten Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2008
6:59 PM

Post #5801536

Thanks for the welcomes~s'rry took so long to get back. Been frosty on and off. Climate confusion has led to a lot of fog. Put some of that snow on layaway for me please! : ) At least you can catch snowflakes w/o
Worrying about calories!

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 17, 2008
7:28 PM

Post #5801792

I don't mind the snow, but we rarely get them here. However, I haven't got frost yet. Here is my frost-indicators; my EE as long as these are still waving to the breez. Jack frost arrival isn't here. :-)

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trees4me
Staten Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

November 22, 2008
11:43 AM

Post #5818609

Good morning from Staten Island, N.Y.~
Is that part of a watergarden w/ the Elephant Ears? I think I have seen pictures of them in watergardens.
I gave a friend a tuber{?}
and the family was amazed @ the greenery that came up as I gave her a large tuber{?}
They are so beautiful!
Take care,
Carol =^.^=

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

November 22, 2008
1:50 PM

Post #5818810

Carol, my EE is planted in a well drained soil. They're hardy here in our zone. Some EE will tolerate wet feet. However, with a cool to moderately cold winter, the tubers will be frozen especially if stay wet-feet.

Ahhhh, this weekend will mark my first frost! Though, frost arrived a month sooner than it did last year. :((
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

November 22, 2008
9:15 PM

Post #5820196

OK, I posted on 10/28 that we wouldn't have frost for quite a while. Well apparently, "a while" = three weeks! I think it's going to happen tonight.
We've supposedly had temps at or below freezing all week now (I really need to get new batteries in my outdoors temp gauge changed so I know for certain). Not a lot of plants are showing real signs of it though. When the news says freezing, they're talking about Wilmington, just to our North. It stays warmer here because of the ocean until the spring, then it's a bit cooler.
Irregardless, it's still COLD! High today was 47F. That's normally the average low for this month.
Barb
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

November 22, 2008
10:21 PM

Post #5820414

Barb hard to feel sorry for you when my high was 26 today :-)

MollyD
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

November 24, 2008
10:27 PM

Post #5827316

I agree Molly.
I grew up just south of Saratoga. I didn't mind the cold then, but I'm not much of a fan now. I think part of the problem is that it came on so fast and so early in the season.
It's going to start warming up starting tonight. It's only going to get down in the mid-40's, which is normal for this time of the year.
Barb
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

November 24, 2008
11:05 PM

Post #5827428

I sure could use those 40's Barb! We've been very cold this week dipping into the teens most nights. It was rather mild today for a change (40) but has since dropped back to 30. It's snowing a hard gritty snow that is rather painful on the skin right now. TV says it's slippery in some spots out there. When winter begins this way I have to dread a long cold one ahead!

MollyD
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

November 25, 2008
9:57 PM

Post #5830777

I remember one winter, whenI was in grade school. Right before we were supposed to go back to school after the New Year, it snowed - a lot. We got about 4 extra days of vacation. The only way to get around was on Cross country skiis.
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

November 25, 2008
9:59 PM

Post #5830782

LOL bet kids were thrilled and the grownups were depressed!

MollyD

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