Texas Gardening forum: Frost on April 19th

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 19, 2013 6:52 AM CST

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Well, we got frost this morning. Patchy, but frost nonetheless. I've never imagined we'd ever see frost so late like this.

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Apr 19, 2013 1:12 PM CST

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We've had the AC on all week. Had to turn the heater on this morning with low 40s. All my hibiscus are pouting.
Name: Anna
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canadanna
Apr 19, 2013 9:06 PM CST
It got to 40 here but felt warmer because the wind died. I hope you didn't lose too many veggies.
Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Apr 19, 2013 9:12 PM CST
Bubbles said: We've had the AC on all week. Had to turn the heater on this morning with low 40s. All my hibiscus are pouting.


I walk outside this morning and the top my poor Texas Star Hibiscus was almost touching the ground. Crying
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Name: Sam aka 'Rosie'
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WRRanch
Apr 20, 2013 1:38 PM CST
Hit a low of 39.7 here at the ranch (Colorado County). Garden looks fine, although some of the grass in the backyard looks like it took a nip.

Hopefully the crazy weather is over & all of us can get on with spring now...
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 20, 2013 7:05 PM CST

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I agree
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Apr 29, 2013 10:39 AM CST
Looks like no peaches this year. That three nights of freezing temps we had killed the blooms. Sad But the trees look great and will probably grow bigger this year.


Looks like we might get some more cold weather in a few days but just down to the 40's.
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Apr 29, 2013 1:06 PM CST
Aw...that's too bad Christine, weather seems to be weird everywhere. Sad
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Apr 30, 2013 8:29 AM CST
Thanks, Margaret. But, the peach trees always seem to want to bloom before the threat of frost is gone. I was looking at the other fruit trees and I don't see any fruit forming on the pears or plums either, or the quince. I don't know what else to blame it on, other than freeze kill. I saw bees and other pollinators on the blooms.

It is a weird year with the weather.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
May 2, 2013 9:24 PM CST

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The weatherman said someone emailed that it was 66 in Hell, Michigan. It's in the low 40s here. That means it's colder than Hell in Austin tonight! Whistling
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
May 2, 2013 10:46 PM CST
Bubbles said:The weatherman said someone emailed that it was 66 in Hell, Michigan. It's in the low 40s here. That means it's colder than Hell in Austin tonight! Whistling


Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
May 3, 2013 8:14 AM CST

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Margaret, you probably think we're a bunch of sissies. I bet it's really cold up there. We've had such mild, sunny weather for quite a few weeks. We thought winter was over.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
May 3, 2013 9:30 AM CST
It's warming up, 42 on it's way up to 67 today, then even warmer for several days. We will continue to have a chance of frost until the end of May. nodding

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