Irises forum: Spring Weather 2016

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Name: Patrick Alan
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Clematis Irises Region: New Jersey Roses Dog Lover Lilies
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AlanJ
Apr 5, 2016 1:04 PM CST
Well, currently we have two days of Freeze warnings here in Southern New Jersey. As a result, all of my potted Clematis, Hygrangea, and newly arrived unpotted Rhododendron shrubs are all sitting inside my house until this Spring weather warms up. It is so cold out, I can't even get outdoors to plant anything!
I hear New England got snow! This is unbelievable Crying Sad Thumbs down
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Apr 5, 2016 1:06 PM CST
Alan, I know the feeling. 20 degrees here this morning, high of 40. Supposed to rain tonight, tomorrow, and snow/rain mix on Thursday and Friday. Not fun. Keep them snug.
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Name: Patrick Alan
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Clematis Irises Region: New Jersey Roses Dog Lover Lilies
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AlanJ
Apr 5, 2016 1:08 PM CST
Yeah, Tom - I hear you have it worse, with the snow/rain mix coming your way. I hope everything is ok and safe. Will be thinking of you . Crossing Fingers! Thumbs up
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle ~ Plato
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
Apr 5, 2016 1:10 PM CST
Snow predicted in KY for Friday. Freeze warning last night but there was no frost that I could see. Wish I could bring my hydrangeas in but they are in the ground. Sunny but cold here today. KY always has wacky spring weather and you are farther north.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Apr 5, 2016 1:18 PM CST
We are getting hot and dry. I am watering today. The lilies are ready to form buds..... on the fifth of April! What kinda year is this going to be. Supposed to be a chance of showers tomorrow. Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers!

I hope winter leaves all of the gardens SOON and becomes somewhat normal.
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Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
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Dachsylady86
Apr 5, 2016 1:46 PM CST
Yes, snow and freezing temps in Massachusetts. It is so unfair to have had 70 degree weather last week with bulbs starting to bloom, and now I'm stuck in Winter again Crying It should get back up to 50 later in the week, but I won't trust this weather until June. It has been back and forth since October.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 5, 2016 1:57 PM CST
Well, we don't have to like what Mother Nature does to us, but we DO have to put up with it! Shrug!
Name: Patrick Alan
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Clematis Irises Region: New Jersey Roses Dog Lover Lilies
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AlanJ
Apr 5, 2016 2:04 PM CST
Yep, I agree with Liz, I don't trust this weather until June - I don't think this cold spell is over with yet and I think April will be just as cold as March was and that will hamper the growth of just about everything ! Thumbs down
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 5, 2016 2:46 PM CST
4 inches of snow here. Don't worry, Liz, we will still have irises for the ISM show on May 30. We will be back from NJ the day before & see if anything is in bloom in the garden. Our first pumila 'Wild Whispers' bloomed on April 24 2 years ago.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 5, 2016 3:35 PM CST
I just checked my records, and our fist bearded (a pumila) bloomed on:
May 1st, in 2013
April21st, in2014
April 12th, in 2015

Global warming ? Sticking tongue out
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 5, 2016 3:54 PM CST
seasons do vary.

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UndertheSun
Apr 5, 2016 5:08 PM CST
It's in the 80's today and it's going to be about 90 degrees tomorrow. The irises are blooming like crazy only to have it rain on Friday and Saturday. That's alright though, I'll gladly welcome the rain.

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iciris
Apr 5, 2016 5:14 PM CST
76 here and windy.
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
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creativeclover
Apr 5, 2016 5:21 PM CST
Its 81 at my house today. I went out of town and it was around 96. To warm for me anymore.
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Apr 5, 2016 6:35 PM CST
it was 25 last night, but we had a good breeze so no frost!
Name: Patrick Alan
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Clematis Irises Region: New Jersey Roses Dog Lover Lilies
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AlanJ
Apr 5, 2016 6:37 PM CST
Right now it is 37, going down to 27 tonight. Sad
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle ~ Plato
Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
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Dachsylady86
Apr 5, 2016 6:38 PM CST
I don't want it to be 80s here yet, just 60s. All I'm getting is 30s Crying
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Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Boxergirl
Apr 5, 2016 7:25 PM CST
39 right now. Going down to 34 tonight. Rain the next 3 days high of 40 on Saturday! Ohhhh boy. Not much is getting done in the yard. I about froze being stubborn and working outside today.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 5, 2016 9:29 PM CST
starting into the 40s.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Apr 6, 2016 1:24 AM CST
Pretty much the same as Rob. It was 80 in the shade today, and supposed to be 90 tomorrow. Yuck. Thumbs down
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