Northern Gardening forum: Happy Winter Solstice!

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Dec 21, 2013 7:30 AM CST
How are the Northern gardeners doing as real winter has been here for sometime?
Too cold to even think about winter sowing. All the potting soil is frozen!
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Dec 21, 2013 9:33 AM CST
Happy Winter Solstice to you too, and thanks for reminding me bring in a bag of potting soil from the unheated garage, Caroline!

We're into freezing rain now, on top of the snow. It was kind of crunchy going out to fill the bird feeders this morning. I had to stamp my feet to break through the crust, or I would have gone sliding down to the bottom of the garden. I sent DH out to get groceries in his SUV, as I was afraid my car (which has low clearance) would not get over the wall of now frozen-solid slush that the snowplow left at the end of our driveway. Gotta love winter!
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Dec 21, 2013 10:18 AM CST
We have real, live snow finally! Two or three inches worth from yesterday.
A friend posted this photo on FB; thought the folk on this forum would appreciate it. Smiling

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And thanks for the reminder about it's being Solstice. I'd forgotten! *Blush*

Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Dec 24, 2013 9:27 PM CST
Hurray! Happy Solstice, I can hardly wait for the days to get longer! Hurray!

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!! Group hug
Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Cactus and Succulents Butterflies
Dragonflies Garden Ideas: Level 1
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JuneOntario
Dec 25, 2013 8:41 AM CST
Happy Yule, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or whatever your winter solstice festival, everyone! Have fun and stay warm! (It's -25C/-10F here).

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