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A Cold Snap Stops Everything for a Week

By NEILMUIR1
April 11, 2010

Everybody seemed happy in the sun. Instead of looking down at the ground on their way to work, people held their heads high and were stopping to look at the wonderful spring flowers. Then it became overcast and the rain started; cold days and very cold nights set in for a week. On Monday morning we all awoke to clear blue skies; the sun came out, and everything was suddenly happy once again.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 11, 2010 8:58 PM CST
Thank you Neil for such a wonderful article on Spring. I can almost smell the blossoms and feel the warmth of the sun. What heaven.
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Apr 11, 2010 10:56 PM CST
Dear Lynn, thank you for your very kind comments, much appreciated! One of the members asked if I could put a scratch and sniff post on, unfortunately we do not have the technology yet, though we could ask Dave he can fix most things! For I am most sure that you would enjoy the smell of my Clematis as well as the sight.
My wife is not too happy with the Clematis as; she cannot smell anything at all, it has taken over the washing line and made an arch, plus I will not let her touch it till it has finished flowering, and filling the area with wondrous scent! Here is a picture that is not on the Article for you. It shows the Clematis going along the wall and the arch with my compost bin behind it. Going backwards from the picture it has taken over the rest of the wall, the Japanese Arbor and gone into next doors garden. It is a good job they like it!
Kindest Regards and I will try to do another Article as I enjoy doing the photos and the narrative, even though it has put me of cups of tea for awhile!
Neil.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Apr 12, 2010 7:34 AM CST
Thank you so much for the extra picture Neil. : )

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