Texas Gardening forum: I finally saw the sun today!

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jan 15, 2015 11:21 PM CST
Maybe? I don't know?? It has been quite a while, after all but I think it was the sun that made the sky appear so blue and everything looked so lovely. It was a bit brisk out but boy! The sunshine really improved my mood! Hurray! I think it's going to stick around for the weekend, and I will uncover some plants to let them drink in the warmth and photosynthesis, let the greenhouse warm up naturally, then watch the sun go back into winter-hiding.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jan 16, 2015 9:12 AM CST
I am solar powered; suddenly everything is better!
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Jan 16, 2015 10:13 AM CST
Yeh, yeh!!! Hurray! Sun here, too!!! It's been too long since the sunshine - will uncover the plants so they can feel the sun on their leaves.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jan 16, 2015 10:34 AM CST
Y'all sent it my way. The frost was so heavy that it looked like it had snowed overnight. After a few hours of sun, it was gone. Gosh, we are all the way up to 40 F now.
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Jan 16, 2015 3:18 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up
Yes! The weather has taken pity on us and given us the one thing guaranteed to cheer us up! Warmer temps and sunshine! I was beginning to wonder if this would ever happen. Down with the %@#& cold and dreary weather!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jan 16, 2015 7:06 PM CST

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I've been outside most of the day!
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jan 25, 2015 8:41 AM CST
Sunny and mildly warm for a few days. And following a rain. I'll have to start looking for the early daffodils and old white flag iris in town. Especially if I see any quince blooming. Those usually edge out the Forsythia by a hair. I wish I had some of those out here in the boonies, but I'll just have to check the American elms out in the low places in the pasture. That's the first sign of spring here.
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Jan 25, 2015 11:56 AM CST
I'll just enjoy it while it's here! It's still January.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jan 25, 2015 1:26 PM CST
Only January for another week. Depending on how the weather goes, green growth could start showing up pretty soon. Probably just in time for a freeze to bite it back. That happens a lot here. I think that may even be the norm now. A lot of people have just given up on trying to grow peaches because of it Sad .
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jan 26, 2015 1:02 PM CST

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In Austin it will be 75° today, 78° tomorrow, and 80° Wednesday. Then we're in for some really cold weather! I have bulbs peeking out already. Guess I'll have to cover those.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jan 26, 2015 5:44 PM CST
I'm just happy not to be New York or be IN New York right now! Thumbs up
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jan 26, 2015 5:45 PM CST
That's why we live in the south, Cheryl! Whistling
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jan 26, 2015 6:00 PM CST
Actually, I am not from the South but I got her as soon as I could. Thumbs up Houston is about as far East and North as I wished to live.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jan 27, 2015 7:54 PM CST

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We didn't hit 78 today, we hit 83! Tomorrow it should be 81. I didn't open the hoops this morning. I hope my plants aren't melting! Too windy this morning to raise the plastic. Love the warm weather, but know it won't last much longer. Will be cold and miserable for the weekend.

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