Northern Gardening forum: Cold here mid August

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Aug 16, 2012 7:56 AM CST
Only 6ÂșC here this morning so feels like a fall morning.
But it is supposed to be warm the rest of week.
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sassafrass
Aug 17, 2012 8:56 AM CST
Caroline, It dipped down in the 40's here last night. I've been running around with a sweater on for the last couple of days. Guess it's almost time to dig out the fall decor and start sipping cider.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
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CarolineScott
Aug 17, 2012 9:28 PM CST
What do you do for fall decor? and do you make your own cider?
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sassafrass
Aug 17, 2012 10:09 PM CST
I have my table cloths that have many rich fall colors. Our family grows a large assortment of squash so if we are having company I dress the table with a few odds n ends (small ones) and indian corn (assorted colors) I also love to decorate with a few sprigs of sunflowers throughout the house.. (I do fake ones)

Gosh I sure don't make my own cider, If I knew how though I'd sure do it. We do a lot of our own canning, meat and vegetables. I'm sure there are many great kinds of cider out there but the one that fits our budget is Musselmans. It is strictly a seasonal item for them. I even emailed the company a couple years ago to get the scoop as to why I wasn't finding it in the store... lol.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
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CarolineScott
Aug 18, 2012 9:17 AM CST
Your house must be nice in fall decorations.
You will have to share some pictures when you decorate.
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sassafrass
Aug 18, 2012 9:28 AM CST
It's not much, but I like to try to keep the kids seeing the change of seasons... even if it tends to happen in the blink of an eye. LOL Do you have a favorite way of celebrating fall?

Looks like it is that time of year again for sure... we are starting to get the gardens situated. With the little bit of rain and cooler temps blight has set in on the tomato plants and now the cucumber plants are showing some signs of distress too. We didn't have too bad of a crop in either area so are pulling them. Peppers, Long Beans and squash still left to ripen.

Are your temps staying pretty good up there?
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
Aug 18, 2012 9:33 AM CST
We are back to warm weather which means watering the plants.
My only fall ritual is to plant bulbs for spring flowers.
I do decorate for Halloween --with pumpkin lights.

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