Northern Gardening forum: Some color happening finally!

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Name: Connie
Edmonton, Alberta area (Canada (Zone 3a)
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conniepr27
Jun 23, 2015 8:45 AM CST
Here are some shots from my Zone 2b yard this morning:


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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 23, 2015 11:44 AM CST
Hurray! It must finally be spring! Hilarious!
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jun 23, 2015 5:52 PM CST
Nice pictures of a good garden!
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Jun 26, 2015 9:41 PM CST
It is so encouraging! Worth the wait! I sure being up that far has its perks that make up for a short gardening season.
Name: Connie
Edmonton, Alberta area (Canada (Zone 3a)
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Jun 27, 2015 3:45 PM CST
I don't know... No perks that I know of. I would much rather have a longer growing season. Oh, I can actually think of one... I can sleep at night without an air conditioner! It never gets that hot around here. Never much more than 30C, which is 86F I believe. And I'm the kind that can't take the heat; I like temperatures much lower than that... anywhere from 15 - 25C is much more comfortable to me. 15C is 59F.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 27, 2015 7:18 PM CST
I agree, Connie -- easier for me to put up with the cold winters than the southern summers! Of course, Reid, living in Minnesota, is no stranger to winter, either... I'm not too sure what would be better than living north of Minnesota or the Michigan UP, I think we're all kind of in the same boat (apparently an ice breaker Hilarious! )
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Name: Connie
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Jun 28, 2015 8:53 PM CST
Speaking of hot weather, today was one of those exceptional ones here. Temperature got up to 32C. Hot for us. We spent the afternoon sitting in lawn chairs under the trees with our feet in pots of cold water, and our favourite cold drinks in our hands! We don't have air conditioning in our house... Rarely would need it!
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 29, 2015 7:01 AM CST
Connie, I like your solution to coping with the heat !! Big Grin Thumbs up
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Name: Connie
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Jun 29, 2015 1:37 PM CST
And the drink was not lemonade! 😜
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 29, 2015 2:33 PM CST
conniepr27 said:And the drink was not lemonade! 😜


I probably shouldn't have... but I was pretty much assuming that it wasn't lemonade, Connie!

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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Jun 29, 2015 10:44 PM CST
Fairbanks Alaska is rather like Minnesota. Bitterly cold winters and hot hot summers. Sometimes I miss it living here in the land of continually cloudy days (Anchorage, Alaska). But the thought of -50 or even -40 is more than I want to contemplate anymore. And they only have one store for clothes - Fred Meyers. The armpit of the universe. And I miss it. Arghhhhh
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