Roses forum: BRRRRRR!! A picture is worth a thousand words!

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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
Feb 1, 2011 9:33 AM CST
Make sure that you expand the picture. It's not that big.

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Bad thing is that it was almost a record high in the 60s on Friday, was in the 50s on Saturday & Sunday. Yesterday we got a teeny ice storm in the morning, then it snowed off & on all day, but it was the powdery stuff, so no moisture.

Brr. I will say it's cold out there.
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses
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Steve812
Feb 2, 2011 9:52 AM CST
The high yesterday was 20F. And there are still spots on the north sides of hills near us where the snow from Christmas is still in evidence; but it's melting and nearly gone. The trickling seasonal stream is running in the rill at the edge of the property. It still gets into the twenties nearly every night, though by Saturday we'll be returning to seasonal highs in the high fifties and low sixties. We have to draw the blinds on much of the south-facing glass to keep the house from overheating during the day.

Starting to go through seed catalogues and place orders for things that I'll squeeze into the garden - I don't know where.
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!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Feb 2, 2011 10:33 AM CST
Yesterday's high was -1. Right now, it's still -7, so it's still definitely heavy-coat weather. No wind, though, which is a BLESSING which means no windchill. Last night dropped to -17 (officially). I think that this Feb is going to be like a few years ago.. so evilly cold that everything is going to suffer. The trees were starting to swell a little.. I'm hoping that either the weather comes back to our normals or at least make up it's mind if it wants to be deep winter or spring! Something!!

bleh.

Steve - I think we almost ALL have THAT problem.. "Oh my, what a pretty (insert plant). I *have* to have it." You get it. Now where on earth do you put it??? LOL!!
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
Feb 2, 2011 11:10 AM CST
I wish I had the problem of the house overheating, we are not set up for the kind of cold weather we are getting this week.

Skiekitty is that Weather Underground? They recently revamped/ruined their site - here at least.
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!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Feb 2, 2011 12:27 PM CST
PPal - Yea, that's WUnderground. Been using that site now for about 6 years or so, just habit. Don't really care for weather.com, so I use Wunder or Accuweather. I am not sure if I like their new revamp.. seems that the info I'm looking for is spread all over rather than in 1 spot. But, it's free, so I don't bitch. Big Grin
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Feb 2, 2011 2:57 PM CST
I can't even find what I want anymore, and it used to be my favorite.
Porkpal
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member Sempervivums Roses Peonies Region: Michigan Rabbit Keeper
Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals
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Cottage_Rose
Feb 3, 2011 2:46 PM CST
We got 19" of snow Tuesday night - Weds. AM.
Not the most we've ever had but all at once makes for
lots of shoveling and plowing.
Hubby was snow blowing for 7 hours yesterday!
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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!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Feb 3, 2011 5:14 PM CST
wow.. I'll trade ya! We got about 2" of powder from the entire storm.. sooooo dry.... Keep DH warm!!
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses
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Steve812
Feb 4, 2011 9:53 AM CST
19" of snow sounds like a good excuse to buy a tractor. And I think an orange one is perfect for moving snow.

How many horsepower is that one? Does it have a power take off shaft? I have to ask just in case I might want to attach a hay bailer or wood chipper. (Even though I don't have a field. Or a chainsaw,)

We were lucky. One of our neighbors clears the driveway of another of our neighbors. And he offered to do our driveway when we got 9 inches around Christmas. Otherwise, we'd have been snowed in for a week or more.
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member Sempervivums Roses Peonies Region: Michigan Rabbit Keeper
Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals
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Cottage_Rose
Feb 4, 2011 11:27 AM CST
Sorry Steve I don't know anything about the tractor...its our neighbors but I'm sure you can google the info you are seeking online.
Forecast...bitter cold ahead...YUK!
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"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
Cottage Rose Birds n' Blossoms

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!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Feb 4, 2011 11:56 AM CST
holy crap, look at some places in NY.. in the negative 30s & 40s. Wow. Haven't seen weather like that since my last winter up there in 2000. Yikes. It's outright balmy here today... 37 degs. First time above freezing all week. Yay! But, we got another storm coming in on Sunday, so not bothering to wash my van yet.

PPal - You can go to the old sight with the classic.weatherunderground.com address.
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Feb 4, 2011 12:30 PM CST
Yes I see they have a "miss the old format" button!
Porkpal
Name: Jerry
Salem, IL
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Oldgardenrose
Feb 4, 2011 2:35 PM CST
Steve: The tractor in the picture appears to be a 6060 Allis-Chalmers with the 4WD option. It has a PTO which most farm size tractors have. One on the internet was a 1981 model for $12,000, no hours running time listed. With most tractors, a 30 or 40 year old model in barely running condition can cost more than it did new.

Added: Drawbar hp=50.87 PTO hp=63.83
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Feb 4, 2011 3:16 PM CST

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Zuzu and I have decided to refrain from any mention of our weather. We don't want anyone to hate us.
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Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
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!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Feb 4, 2011 5:07 PM CST
:P Sticking tongue out Sticking tongue out Sticking tongue out
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Feb 5, 2011 7:15 PM CST

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I'm sorry. I can't resist. It's 5:15 in the afternoon right now and it's still 79 degrees. It was so hot today that I had to wear a sundress and sandals while I worked outside. Too hot for real shoes.
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member Sempervivums Roses Peonies Region: Michigan Rabbit Keeper
Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals
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Cottage_Rose
Feb 5, 2011 7:18 PM CST
Calif_Sue said:Zuzu and I have decided to refrain from any mention of our weather. We don't want anyone to hate us.


Yes...please kindly refrain from telling us how warm it is in Cali right now and we'll refrain from telling you how green our grass is and how balmy and pleasant it is here this summer. Rolling on the floor laughing

We've been down to 30ยบ below before ....and it was around 2000 as I recall. Crying
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
Cottage Rose Birds n' Blossoms

Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member Sempervivums Roses Peonies Region: Michigan Rabbit Keeper
Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals
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Cottage_Rose
Feb 5, 2011 7:20 PM CST
Zuzu needs a spankin'!
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
Cottage Rose Birds n' Blossoms

Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses
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Steve812
Feb 11, 2011 11:09 AM CST
Thank you Jerry for the info on the tractor! There's nothing quite like the joy of tooling around outdoors on a tractor. Looking for excuses to do it that don't involve tending livestock.



Name: Jerry
Salem, IL
Charter ATP Member
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Oldgardenrose
Feb 11, 2011 11:24 AM CST
We have antique power days at most of our county fairs with the equipment ranging from old steam powered tractors to the more "modern" models of the 30's and 40's. Old tractors are as collectible as old autos in the farm belt. Keep your eyes on farm sales if you are interested in buying a tractor. There are so many imported brands that you may find one fitting your needs without paying an arm and leg for it.

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