Roses forum: *Sigh* April 29, 2010, and it's snowing.

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Apr 29, 2010 10:32 AM CST
It's snowing.

Again

Still.

I'm so tired of snow.

Anyone have any extra sunshine they can send my way?


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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 29, 2010 12:00 PM CST
What a bummer. We've had a lovely spring (usually we skip straight to summer) I wish I could send you some of it. Almost all my roses are blooming wildly. They liked the unusually cold winter and wet spring.
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Apr 29, 2010 12:14 PM CST
I have 1 bloom - a vinca. That's it. *sigh* I'm so tired of winter...
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Name: aka GardenQuilts
Pocono Mountains, PA
Andi
Apr 29, 2010 10:02 PM CST
Oh no. You have an even longer winter than I do.

I have a few phlox blooms in the front garden, but the honeysuckle is blooming in the back.

If it makes you feel better, it hit freezing a few nights ago and I had to bring all of my plants inside again.

If you look on the bright side, the snow will probably melt really fast.
Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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kniphofia
Apr 29, 2010 11:05 PM CST
I feel for you. I lived in Maine for 10 years and boy was that a shock to me as a gardener! I lost so many roses there and compared to my gardens in the UK there were so many plants I couldn't grow. I always found March and April tough. My birthday is at the end of March and I was so used to seeing all the daffodils out around that time - not in Maine, nothing green whatsoever..

But then all of a sudden it's summer. Just hang in there!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 30, 2010 11:09 AM CST
So "New England" is misnamed?
Porkpal
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Skiekitty
Apr 30, 2010 11:38 AM CST
We didn't get any measurable accumulation, just enough to ice up everything and make the roads a little sloppy slick. And enough to make the drive miserable.

I sit here, at work, and look out at the golf course about a quarter mile away. I can see the giant cottonwoods, still completely bare, swaying in the wind and watch the clouds, scuddy grey with the promise of more snow, slowly build bigger and bigger. The golf course is green, but, then again, it's always green when it's not covered in snow. The only leaves I see on any trees are on the willows, even the aspens are showing just bare white bark. A few minutes ago, I could see a hawk slowly glide away, riding the thermals as the asphalt heats up the cold air. If there were no clouds, it'd been warm and comforting. But, as Old Man Winter refuses to loosen his cold, icy grip, the earth waits. Patiently, but waits. Still no sign of spring. It's 42 degrees right now, which is about as warm as it's going to get. Tonight, more snow. Then, this weekend, again, more snow is predicted. And, as my left knee is aching from the weather, I know that we will get more snow.

I'm getting very tired of winter. And I know that spring is no where to be found as I still haven't seen any turkey buzzards. They're the heralds of spring here. We have robins nesting all winter, as do many other birds. I've seen a few bees and wasps, but no aphids (thank goodness). Centipedes were being disturbed when I was laying down fresh mulch and worms are all over the place. But, one 80 degree day does not spring make.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 30, 2010 2:16 PM CST

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Happy birthday, Sue. Sorry we missed it.

Poor Toni. It sounds miserable, but you do manage to sound quite poetic about it at times, so it benefits the rest of us.
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
May 2, 2010 8:57 AM CST
I lived in Michigan for what seemed like a decade: three years in the eighties. One May it was 40F, cloudy, and rainy until May 22. On May 23 it was 95F and too humid to go outside! There was no spring. It might have been the same year when the late fall clouds rolled in on October 23rd. And they covered the whole of the sky, sometimes raining, sometimes, sometimes snowing, sometimes just sitting there looking grim. It was impossible to see the sun, until Thanksgiving. I knew then that no matter what it took, I had to get out.

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