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May 15, 2020 4:18 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Might we call this our early warning heads up????? Official hurricane season starts June 1st.

We already have a potential tropical system which has a 70% chance of forming into something.


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May 15, 2020 7:07 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Yep, it now has an 80% chance of becoming "Arthur", the first named storm but thankfully, it's only supposed to give us some rain and rip currents in the southern part of the state.

I am sooo dreading hurricane season, makes me wish I could go to Alaska for the summer!!!
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May 15, 2020 10:04 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin said:Yep, it now has an 80% chance of becoming "Arthur", the first named storm but thankfully, it's only supposed to give us some rain and rip currents in the southern part of the state.

I am sooo dreading hurricane season, makes me wish I could go to Alaska for the summer!!!


Have you seen the size of the mosquitoes in Alaska?😜
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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May 15, 2020 1:33 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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May 16, 2020 9:57 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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Well this storm gave us some much needed rain last night, and South FL really needed some, the wildfires are bad down there.

I had no idea Alaska had mosquitos, learn something new everyday. The worst mosquitoes I remember were when we lived in Delaware, but that was the 60's, they probably never sprayed back then.
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May 16, 2020 11:16 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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LOL, we used to live on teh Delmarva peninsula and you are right those mosquitoes were horrible as were the biting flies.

Lucky you on the rain, we did not get a drop here. I have been running the irrigation system every other day - which is against the law even though we have a well.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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May 17, 2020 7:14 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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We got more last evening, in fact we were sitting outside under our pavillion and out of the blue it poured down, we were stuck under there, but after 15 minutes the sun was back out. Gotta love tropical storm rain. Big Grin

Next week looks like a lot more showers predicted. Humidity is back that's for sure.
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May 17, 2020 8:36 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Florida's east coast (Zone 9a)
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Here on the coast we had drizzle and that's about it. Hoping for more because we are so very dry!
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May 17, 2020 11:19 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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We got nuttin'. Zip. We need it!!!!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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May 17, 2020 1:25 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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That tropical storm is pushing humidity towards us but as long it it does not get any closer I'll live with the mugginess. I noticed the ocean was really churning today, the waves were pretty rough.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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May 19, 2020 6:55 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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We got about an hour of off and on light rain before noon, and then nada thing after that. South FL really got a good soaking. The creeks here are ankle deep, about the lowest I've ever seen.
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May 19, 2020 12:24 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Overnight we got some rain finally. I checked the rain gauge this morning and it barely registered a 10th of an inch. We need a lot more than that.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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May 19, 2020 1:17 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Florida's east coast (Zone 9a)
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Just about the same as we got. Need lots more!
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May 19, 2020 3:16 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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None here, the humidity has been high though. There were a half dozen African Bush Daisies in the garden when we moved here. They are not my favorites but they do bloom 12 months of the year. I cut them all back in January and they came back like gangbusters, the bushes were very full. Yesterday I noticed they were all covered with mildew, it has to have been the dampness that encouraged it. Whacked them back again, maybe I'll replace them this time but this is not the time of year to be planting.
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May 21, 2020 6:50 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Florida's east coast (Zone 9a)
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Rain!!! Rain!!! Thunder and lightening. It sounds so good to hear the rain pound! Ahhhhhhh ....
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May 21, 2020 7:33 PM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Bah! Here, it's promises, promises but no cigar. They had us for 60% chance today. Ha! We got nothing. Sighing!

Glad you did Arlene!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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May 22, 2020 6:32 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Ponds Organic Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida
Hummingbirder Hibiscus Fruit Growers Region: Florida Dog Lover Container Gardener
I still have a few little things to get into the ground and have been waiting for a few rainy days to help keep them watered but it does not seem to be happening in NE Florida this year. 30% chance of thunderstorms on Memorial Day weekend. Seriously? Nothing until then????? Our pond is down by about a foot.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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May 22, 2020 6:36 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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Boy did we get a heavy thunder storm last evening, it sort of snuck up on us. We were out on the porch and a crack of lighting sent all the cats racing indoors, the dog barked her head off. Good hour of good heavy rain like we've not seen in months. My son is in Lake Mary and he got golf ball sized hail at his house, tore some upper level screens too. Glad that hail didn't hit my garden.
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May 22, 2020 8:05 AM CST
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Region: Ukraine Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
Glad screens are all that got torn up @ your son's house Arlene!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others. ~~ Sharon Brown
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May 22, 2020 8:07 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Florida's east coast (Zone 9a)
Birds Bromeliad Garden Photography Daylilies Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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We received that heavy rain too, Sherri! When it was over we received 1.1" of rain. When I went out this morning, the foliage on the daylilies was clear! All the half dead leaves was from no rain. It's been a full month since we got rain!

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