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Name: Juli
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daylily
Mar 19, 2014 11:36 PM CST
We love to talk about all aspects of weather, the effect on our gardens, and on our lives.

Please join us and tell us about the weather where you live!

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The thread "Weather In Your Garden - Winter 2014 [closed]" in Daylilies forum

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Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
Mar 20, 2014 12:06 AM CST
We had a very weird winter this year. In December it got very cold for about a week. Down in the teens, which is fairly rare. Then it was pretty mild until the first week in February, when we got a lot of snow and cold tempts that hung around for just over a week. That was the last time it was cold enough to freeze. So spring sprang early this year. All my daylilies were up and growing in January and the snow and freeze in February didn't seem to faze them in the least. It was a chilly 50 degrees and wet today, but we are suppose to be in the 60"s and dry by the weekend. I'm counting my blessings as I know much of the country has had a very tough winter.
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
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daylily
Mar 20, 2014 12:41 AM CST
yes, it has been a really long winter here. My witch hazels are just coming into full bloom and often they bloom in mid January or at the latest by mid February.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Mar 20, 2014 6:26 AM CST
Spring is finally here but it looks cold out today. Very dreary but at least not as windy as yesterday.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 20, 2014 8:48 AM CST
Finially! SPRING! If only the weather would co-operate!

It is a nice sunny day here. But with the strong rains overnight the ground is totally, totally soggy. But is is in the high 40's in the shade right now. Should go over 50 today. So it is mild.

Juli, lovely, lovely picture of that crabapple in bloom.
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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robertduval14
Mar 20, 2014 8:58 AM CST

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Must be spring somewhere? right? Cause it ain't here...yet. Got a couple inches of fresh snow/sleet last night. Temps into the low-mid 40's today so most of it will melt off. Still have a little less than a foot of snow covering everything with my plowed up snowbanks still around 4 feet. I'm pretty sure I was already tilling up the veggie garden ground by this time last year.

Me, I blame Canada. In years past they did a much better job of keeping the arctic air in their own backyard...this year they've been sharing far too much...
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Mar 20, 2014 9:07 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
Mar 20, 2014 9:11 AM CST
robertduval14 said:

Me, I blame Canada. In years past they did a much better job of keeping the arctic air in their own backyard...this year they've been sharing far too much...


Lol Yes those Canadian's are a very giving bunch.
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 20, 2014 9:28 AM CST
robertduval14 said:Must be spring somewhere? right? Cause it ain't here...yet. Got a couple inches of fresh snow/sleet last night. Temps into the low-mid 40's today so most of it will melt off. Still have a little less than a foot of snow covering everything with my plowed up snowbanks still around 4 feet. I'm pretty sure I was already tilling up the veggie garden ground by this time last year.

Me, I blame Canada. In years past they did a much better job of keeping the arctic air in their own backyard...this year they've been sharing far too much...


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Well believe me it doesn't look too much like spring here either, we got about 3 or 4 inches of snow yesterday evening, cold 25f degrees and sunny today, hopefully the sun will melt that white stuff. Glare
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Mar 20, 2014 9:49 AM CST
Spring! I vote for spring! Spring to arrive everywhere. Yuck to the snow. Down with snow. Up with spring flowers.
Name: Alex
Warren, VT- Green Mtns. (Zone 4b)
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ARoseblush
Mar 20, 2014 2:50 PM CST
Newyorkrita said:Spring! I vote for spring! Spring to arrive everywhere. Yuck to the snow. Down with snow. Up with spring flowers.


I'm with you, Rita. Rain, warmer temps, and lots of sunshine. That should do it.

Plowman came this morning, Debra. Hurray! 2'' of very wet, slushy, heavy snow. Melting fast. Big, black crows are in my driveway, eating God knows what. The fact that the birds are back is a sign of Spring. Thumbs up

Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Mar 20, 2014 3:05 PM CST
Oh, good, I am glad he accepted. Lovey dubby Thumbs up
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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Char
Mar 20, 2014 4:12 PM CST

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Mar 20, 2014 4:47 PM CST
Blinking Blinking Blinking Blinking (but it IS a beautiful work of snowy art Lovey dubby )
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 20, 2014 4:55 PM CST
Oh Char!
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 20, 2014 5:49 PM CST
Beautiful, someone is very artistic. Thumbs up
Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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daylilydreams
Mar 20, 2014 6:12 PM CST
That is absolutely lovely! I have never seen a flower made out of snow. Thumbs up Lovey dubby Thumbs up
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Mar 20, 2014 7:48 PM CST
No Spring here today either. It's been snowing on and off all day. Spring came in like a lion last night, with the wind roaring so loud that it was almost impossible to sleep.

Love the snow flower Char!
Natalie
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 20, 2014 10:50 PM CST
Natalie, it wasn't too nice here all day, windy, cold, a few little snow showers. Thumbs down
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Mar 20, 2014 11:40 PM CST
I think your weather came to visit, Margaret. The only time I was outside was to fill up the birdbath and toss some more seed out for the birds, since Jackson ate half of it, and the other half blew away! I hope it is nicer tomorrow.
Natalie

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