Florida Gardening forum: Weather in ya'lls neck of the woods ??

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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jun 24, 2012 9:53 AM CST
We have been watching the weather channel to get some idea about Debby. So far here in the panhandle...about 30miles north of Panama City...it has been raining all morning. Wind hasn't been bad...a gust here and there. Sure hope it doesn't get bad as jeep trouble again. Yesterday when I went to crank it I ended up with the ignition thing-a-ma-jig IN MY HAND. Grumbling
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 24, 2012 10:51 AM CST
That is not good, Ginger!
Here it has just been dreary and raining off and on. Tea and book on the sofa kind of weather..... Smiling
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jun 24, 2012 12:35 PM CST
Just talked to a friend who has a sister in Arcadia...she has a foot of water in her yard Blinking
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Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
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RobertB
Jun 24, 2012 1:53 PM CST
I've lost one 5 foot pickabeen palm Sad snapped off at the base. Rain gauge is full and having some rather hard gust here in Bradenton.
Hope everybody stays dry!

mocropot
Jun 24, 2012 2:04 PM CST
Robert, I am so sorry for your lost.Hope this is the only one and all the rest plants will be Ok

We have 3 days nonstop rain here in Tarpon, but I went outside and dig the dirt and everything is dry under my pine straw and oak leaves. How it is possible?
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jun 24, 2012 2:10 PM CST
It's picking up here in Fountain. Just moved some plants around..."troops" are gonna have to be on their own. The four dogs are starting to get a bit antsy...me thinks it will be a long night...or not. Momma Nature is a fickle old broad...she don't care what the weather guessers say...she dances to the beat of her own drum. We need rain, not a gully wash and the wind is NOT welcome Glare
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Name: Sally
Wesley Chapel. FL (Zone 9a)
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Sossman
Jun 25, 2012 5:29 AM CST
Had about 8 inches of rain so far here so far. The retention pond in our back yard is full. It went from down 3' to full in just 2 days. It's going to be a wet few days I think!
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jun 25, 2012 11:30 AM CST
No rain to speak of here yet today, but the wind has been gusting pretty good. It's very gloomy and we are able to turn off the AC Thumbs up
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 25, 2012 12:58 PM CST
We had a big rain shower with lots of wind around 10 am, but now the sun is actually trying to peek through.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 25, 2012 3:24 PM CST
We had wind gusts and hard rain off and on yesterday. Last night seemed to be the worst of it so far for us, raining like a fire hose, and really windy. A few more squalls here this morning and gusty winds, but the sun has peeked through off and on since I got up. I have emptied my 5in. rain gauge twice so . . over 10in. of rain here!

This is when we are so thankful for our very sandy soil - it sure lets the water run through and drain fast! If it didn't our house would flood for sure, as on two sides the ground slopes towards the house.

It really is nice outside, but seems every time I get into something in the garden it starts to rain again. Then stops as soon as I retreat indoors! Small branches down, but no damage as far as I can see.
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Name: Paul Velasco
Saint Cloud, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Chavez
Jun 27, 2012 7:04 AM CST
WOW it is still raining. What the rain did not get last week the wind got yesterday. It took out alot of my pepper plants and my moringa. Guess it is time to pack up the veggies and start over again in the fall.

Go figure I just finished my drip irrigation project in the 'Pot Ranch' just in time for this tropical storm. Only run 2 times this summer. The weather has done the rest of my watering for me. All the money invested and not needed this summer.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 27, 2012 7:18 AM CST
Paul - you usually don't need irrigation in Florida in the summer. But come November you will.
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
Jun 27, 2012 9:14 AM CST
Well, my garage got flooded. I really need to regrade the area around the back door to the garage. There is only a 2 in clearance between the door and the ground and because of the grading problem (due to dogs redistributing the dirt), the water runs towards the door. I usually go out and dig a trench to carry the water to the side of the yard where it runs down but didn't get to it in time. My big winter cassia was torn up really badly and will need a severe trimming but other than some pots tossed around and a big tear in my shade tent cover, everything is good here. Just want to dry out for a bit.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 27, 2012 9:34 AM CST
That's a bummer, Jan, but I know your area got the brunt of all the rain fall so it sounds like you got off ok.
I assume it is dry now? Haven't seen a speck of rain in Naples today Hurray! I was getting depressed with the grey weather!
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jun 27, 2012 12:28 PM CST
No damage here, but in spite of the rain we got (not much compared to others) stuff is already looking sad. Grumbling Grumbling I don't want to drag hoses yet
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Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
Jun 28, 2012 5:02 AM CST
It is drying out a bit. I went out after work last night and started clearing out the debris and trimming up the cassia. One of my little ponds filled up to the top and one of my turtle apparently went overboard and is roaming free somewhere. I looked around the area but couldn't find him but it's been several days so who knows where he got to.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 3, 2012 4:35 PM CST
We had a few interesting encounters recently......
Driving through Homestead, two tornadoes were dipping down in front of us; thank fully they did not cause any damage. But quite a sight!!
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 3, 2012 4:36 PM CST
This was a much more pleasant encounter, along the side of the road on US 41, driving through the Everglades
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 3, 2012 4:36 PM CST
Also caught this lizard in the process of taking off his coat...Thumb of 2012-07-03/Dutchlady1/3465ed
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jul 4, 2012 12:28 PM CST
Cool pictures, Hetty. The anoles look so funny when they shed Smiling
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