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Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Mar 15, 2012 4:09 PM CST
...and dry. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/weathe... This does not bode well for gardening. I'm researching plants that will grow in shade. Not even my summer umbrellas are likely to save the plants in full sun. More and more will go in containers that can live under the shade structures. How are you planning for the summer? Oh, wait... Isn't it here already?
Alma
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Mar 15, 2012 4:22 PM CST
Here I was worrying about the cold and possible freezes and snow flurries they are predicting for Monday or Tuesday ! :crying:
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 16, 2012 1:10 PM CST
Linda, I don't have to worry about freezing and snow, it's been frozen and I've had snow since November. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I just finished shoveling about 2 inches of snow fromf the deck, walkways and our huge driveway....PHEW!!!! Sticking tongue out
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Mar 16, 2012 3:07 PM CST
It is making you a strong woman Margaret ! Rolling on the floor laughing We are all wimps here. Whistling
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
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mcash70
Mar 16, 2012 3:08 PM CST
I agree I agree Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Mar 18, 2012 2:02 PM CST
I haven't been adding too much new stuff in my garden. What is here seems to work. Lexie probably does more damage than the heat (creating paths through the beds). For that reason I've planted a few containers but not because of heat. I expect the prediction is for hotter temps this summer than even last (HOT) summer throughout the southwest. Nope... not adding anything new.
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses
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Steve812
May 4, 2012 6:16 PM CST
Frost is out of the picture here for a while. And snow is long gone; though, when it is here I do the Arizona thing and just wait for it to melt. Gratefully the forecast here doesn't get to 85F during the next two weeks, so it's ideal for poking about in the garden. Maybe I'll get some more mulch put down around my roses. Or maybe not. I'm sure I would if I had spent the winter shoveling snow.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
May 10, 2012 2:06 PM CST
Depending on which weather forecast, I'm either gonna see frost & snow this weekend, or just colder & rain. Either way moisture. But if I am gonna be seeing snow/frost, I'll have to cover my petunias. Kinda doubt I'll see that cold of weather. Today's a hot day.. 80degs right now.
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Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Jun 27, 2012 5:06 PM CST
Forget cold; it will now be months before we see COOL. Heat records are falling everywhere and the forecast is not good. http://mycenturylink.com/news/read.php?rip_id=%3CD9VLNO800%4... What do you think: Will we have to garden underground? Confused
Alma
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Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Jun 27, 2012 7:45 PM CST
Dunno if we'll be gardening underground but someday I'll be pushing up daisies Whistling
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jun 28, 2012 4:34 PM CST
Aguane said:Dunno if we'll be gardening underground but someday I'll be pushing up daisies Whistling


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Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Jul 1, 2012 11:06 PM CST
Given this heat, you'll be lucky to be pushing up a tumbleweed!
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Jul 1, 2012 11:46 PM CST
So true, Alma.
Maybe July will bring some rain. Get your cars washed!
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Jul 4, 2012 4:37 PM CST
So far today, it's rained enough to make mud puddles on the car. I'm hoping there's more where this came from. It is like a sauna out there, though....
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Jul 9, 2012 2:00 PM CST
Please remember to put out water for birds and some ground-level dishes for any stray cats or dogs. This is killer weather and time to look out for plants *and* pets and people, too, especially any elders near you.
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer Forum moderator Region: Southwest Gardening Garden Ideas: Level 2 Roses
Birds Region: United States of America Garden Art Dog Lover Daylilies Hummingbirder
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Aguane
Jul 9, 2012 3:35 PM CST
I change the water in the bird bath twice a day. My birds love their baths in the morning and evening. I check the hummer feeders twice a day. Everyone is well hydrated. Lexie has air-conditioned, front row seats to watch the birdies activities.

I guess I'm not an elder yet. No one has come to check on me Smiling Whistling Two "other" elders in the 'hood are up early for their walks and gardening. Superwomen!
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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Name: Alma
Phoenix & Cottonwood, AZ
USDA zone 9b, Sunset 13 & ??
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tomatofreak
Jul 14, 2012 10:50 AM CST
Are you watering the bees, too? Whistling Thumb of 2012-07-14/tomatofreak/6c2ee9
Alma
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
Southwest Gardening~ moderator/ATP.
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer Forum moderator Region: Southwest Gardening Garden Ideas: Level 2 Roses
Birds Region: United States of America Garden Art Dog Lover Daylilies Hummingbirder
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Aguane
Jul 15, 2012 12:53 PM CST
Oh, Yea! Thumbs up Bees are happy!
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Jul 16, 2012 10:12 AM CST
Have too many paperwasps hanging out on my ponds, but they gotta drink too. Bees are going crazy over the agastaches & salvias that are blooming. This was taken yesterday, Sunday 7/15 at about 3pmish downtown Parker, CO
Thumb of 2012-07-16/Skiekitty/2bdcc1
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
Southwest Gardening~ moderator/ATP.
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer Forum moderator Region: Southwest Gardening Garden Ideas: Level 2 Roses
Birds Region: United States of America Garden Art Dog Lover Daylilies Hummingbirder
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Aguane
Jul 16, 2012 11:30 PM CST
Holy Bee's Knees.... that is not for Denver. Factor in any inversion...Ugh! Miserable.
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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