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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Sep 2, 2015 7:43 AM CST
Snow throwers are back in stock at Lowes!
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
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Shadegardener
Sep 2, 2015 7:59 AM CST
Might be a cooling thought today when it's supposed to be 92 with an air quality alert. :)
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Sep 2, 2015 9:19 AM CST
Ditto!
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Sep 2, 2015 10:52 AM CST
good point, it's 80 degrees and climbing here in Michigan. Very humid as well. Kind of makes me want to go out and buy a new snowblower!
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Sep 2, 2015 11:39 AM CST
I'd love this on one of these steamy afternoons!
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Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
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Pistil
Sep 2, 2015 12:59 PM CST
It is going to snow tonight at my local ski area!!!
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
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Shadegardener
Sep 2, 2015 1:23 PM CST
I saw that snow was forecast for the PNW. Waxing those skis yet? :)
This is a day where I don't mind lowering the thermostat for the a/c. After all, I'm cleaning indoors today and still working up a sweat.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 3, 2015 9:56 PM CST
LOL, we need a water thrower here right now... Frank, did you get that big rainstorm yesterday? I don't know how much rain we actually got, but we also had 1-inch hail, and were pumping our crawl space out for over 12 hours today... Sticking tongue out

I most definitely am NOT ready for running the snow thrower, though!
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Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Sep 3, 2015 11:58 PM CST
Frank ...

Not to worry. They had Halloween decorations out in August ... a bit early ? Yeah.

They will have Christmas decorations out before Thanksgiving ... a bit early ? Yeah

Snowblowers in Septmeber ? a bit early ... Yeah

A bad omen ... Nah, just retail as usual ... Whistling
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Sep 4, 2015 8:57 AM CST
Our weather guy said there will be a very light snow dusting at Mt. Shasta late in the afternoon today... A gentle reminder from Mother Nature Smiling
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Sep 4, 2015 10:21 AM CST
Tarev ...

I live in the mountains on the other side of the valley from Mt. Shasta. We are supposed to be in the mid 90s next week. No snow predicted for the Alps, yet.
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Sep 4, 2015 1:28 PM CST
Well that is what the weather forecaster said earlier, it will be very brief dusting there at Mt. Shasta for this afternoon only..not a major snow event anyways..but it did get cooler than usual here in the valley, so it may be possible up there at Shasta.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 4, 2015 6:57 PM CST
RoseBlush1 said:Frank ...

Not to worry. They had Halloween decorations out in August ... a bit early ? Yeah.

They will have Christmas decorations out before Thanksgiving ... a bit early ? Yeah

Snowblowers in Septmeber ? a bit early ... Yeah

A bad omen ... Nah, just retail as usual ... Whistling


I can deal with all of those time disconnects.... what always messes me up is that the fall clothes have always taken the place of summer things by the time I feel the need to shop for the summer! Rolling my eyes.

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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Sep 4, 2015 7:38 PM CST
We have had them for sale for a few weeks , and have already sold quite a few. A few models have already sold out and waiting for their second shipment. Early forecast around here are for another tough Winter.
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Sep 15, 2015 11:09 PM CST
Yeah - retail is earlier and earlier every year. Walmart & Kmart started doing Christmas lay-away in August. WRT snowblowers, they have been on display at my Lowes since early August. I made note of it cause I have NEVER seen snow blowers out on my BD - August 2 - before. Guess they will wheel out the lawn mowers about Christmas. Rolling on the floor laughing

WRT horticulture, my local Walmart had spring blooming bulbs out in late JULY! Good grief - I had some daffodil greens still showing.
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Name: Mary K
Safety Harbor, FL (Zone 10a)
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p1mkw
Sep 16, 2015 7:12 AM CST
that's strange ... I never see snow blowers in the Lowe's here Rolling on the floor laughing

and if I did, that would be VERY, VERY bad omen lol
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Sep 16, 2015 7:21 AM CST
In late January, into February, our Walmart, Home Depot and Lowe's have aisles of dahlias, begonias, gladiolus, a few clematis, lilies, ferns and hostas available. BBQ grills and associated tools are also available. Lowe's has a smaller assortment of plants but they have lawn mowers as well as snow blowers at the same time.
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Name: Mary K
Safety Harbor, FL (Zone 10a)
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p1mkw
Sep 16, 2015 7:25 AM CST
I know what you mean, Arlene. I moved here from Indiana and it was the same way there. Of course, it was possible to get heavy snow storms that late in the winter, as I'm sure is the case in your area as well. But just seems early for some of the bulbs. Now, as for grills ... I have been know to grill in the winter ... not often, but I did do it a few times on really nice days. I really missed that in the winters up north. Here I'm fortunate to be able to use my grill year round .. and we do. That and the smoker both. Love it. Maybe I haven't been here long enough, but I don't miss the snow one bit. Even on the really hot days. I'll take those few miserably hot days over a long, cold winter in Indiana any time.
Mary K.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Sep 16, 2015 8:30 AM CST
I could take winters with 2' of snow for three months but three days of the humidity in Florida always knocked me out! Winter is good for shopping, house cleaning, renovations, painting and then I leave a nice clean house to go to the garden and get myself as dirty and happy as can be.
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Sep 16, 2015 9:19 AM CST
We generally only get snow a few times during the winter months at my elevation, so, for me, it's not a big deal. I usually do the serious housework during the heat of the summer.

Unfortunately, this year, I wasn't playing at 100% for most of the summer and not much serious cleaning got done. Also, none of my garden projects got done this year.

The great news is that nothing died. I did manage to keep up with most of the garden maintenance. I count that as success !

Today we are having our first rain of the season, so I am going to tackle some of that housework because I am feeling much better and want to keep moving.

Smiles,
Lyn
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.

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