Northern Gardening forum: Summer dreamin'

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Jan 16, 2016 2:09 PM CST
It is -20 windchill today. Thinking of warmth and lusciously smelling flowers while coloring.

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Seed catalogs help too while sipping tea!
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jan 16, 2016 4:51 PM CST
We are about minus 16 ºC today, but no wind.
Yes dreaming of spring gardens is an excellent cold weather activity.
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Jan 16, 2016 9:06 PM CST
Nice. Send sone warmer air please!
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jan 21, 2016 10:52 PM CST
I don't think we've been below zero (F) yet... today we got up to 32°F, and it was around 20 when we got up this morning. (Can't figure out why everyone doesn't move to the UP. Oh - maybe because there are no jobs? Rolling my eyes. )
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Jan 27, 2016 7:20 PM CST
That would do it. Otherwise it couldn't be the horrible cold you have always had for which the UP is famous???
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jan 27, 2016 7:26 PM CST
Oh, that part is highly exaggerated, Mary! Whistling

Did you feel the earthquake that was south of Anchorage a few days ago?
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Jan 28, 2016 9:06 AM CST
Oh yeah. Quite a jolt. Knocked a few things over but nothing got hurt. The hard shocks are scary but the long slow rumbling ones that just keep going and end in a sharp jolt are even scarier, especially when they then continue that low rumbling for a bit.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jan 28, 2016 7:28 PM CST
Having never felt any sort of earthquake -- that just sounds so weird to me! The worst thing that we've had is the ground heaving (gradually) with really bad winters, causing (minor) cracks in our drywall Hilarious!

I really like living in such a boring area...
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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Jan 29, 2016 6:38 PM CST
The biggest fear in MN is a tornado; but after 35 years, I have luckily never seen one.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Jan 29, 2016 6:57 PM CST
Now that is something to strike fear into your heart. A tornado. You can see it coming. Earthquakes just start and do their thing. No time to anticipate.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jan 29, 2016 10:02 PM CST
Yikes -- I couldn't agree more! One more thing that is rare to never where I live.

And although it seems that one would see a tornado coming, so often it happens at night and just WOOSH -- wipes stuff out. (and even during the day, in a lot of places you can't see all that far when you live in the north woods...) Sad
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Jan 31, 2016 7:08 PM CST
Good point. Hope you have a nice deep root cellar. Thumbs up
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)

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