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Feb 9, 2021 4:34 PM CST
Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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HOTTER THAN THE FOURTH OF JULY
Wilkerson 2010

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Feb 10, 2021 9:13 AM CST
Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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By the way, this is not, I repeat not, to cast aspersions on Joy's photos. Her offerings are wonderful.

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HEAVENLY DRAGON FIRE - photo from the database by Califlowers
Gossard, 2004

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Feb 10, 2021 9:34 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
I think it is important to point out to those that don't know, a lot of the photos Joy adds here is more of an admin type of thing, where she is posting photos with permission, by others. We have a representation in the database of so many(hundreds, thousands) of daylilies because of a few people doing that. I often give thumbs for those photos because I appreciate all the time and effort it would take just to add the photos, not to mention the time it would take to get permission for all those photos.
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Feb 11, 2021 8:55 AM CST
Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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These hot oranges don't seem to be working. Our low on Monday is supposed to be -3.

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PRIMAL SCREAM
C. Hanson 1994

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Feb 11, 2021 12:18 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Birds Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Massachusetts
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Feb 11, 2021 5:08 PM CST
Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
Live your Dreams!
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Charlemagne said:These hot oranges don't seem to be working. Our low on Monday is supposed to be -3.

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PRIMAL SCREAM
C. Hanson 1994

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Now they are saying the low will be -6

Does anyone with experience in this kind of weather know whether we are in danger of having our electrical lines burst?

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Feb 11, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Birds Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Massachusetts
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Nope, I'm pretty sure that's not a thing. Water pipes, yes. Electrical lines, no. New England still has all of its electric lines running above the ground on poles. Nothing is buried ( except in Boston itself). However, wind will definitely cause havoc with those exposed lines, particularly when a tree drops on them.
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Feb 11, 2021 6:32 PM CST
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower
I've never heard of that, Charley. You are at more risk for power outages if you are in one of the areas that got ice before the cold. Ice is heavy on power lines and the trees above them. So if you get ice, power lines come down all the time. But not with just cold. At least to my knowledge.

In cold snaps, people die from misusing stoves, ovens, and space heaters. There are always tragedies on the news in cold snaps of entire families dying from fires or carbon monoxide because of misusing space heaters and generators and such. Just last week, a mom and two kids died because they had a space heater at the top of their stairs while they were sleeping. It caught fire, and because they put it at the top of their stairs, they didn't have a way out. Sounds a little crazy, but another way to keep your heating system from overworking is to run your ceiling fans. The best hot air is up by your ceiling. Running the fan, pushing the air up if you can, moves that hot air throughout the room and will save you energy and stress on your heater.

And if you have to travel by car, I've heard that you can heat your car enough to stay alive by lighting three candles. But I don't know they expect the carbon monoxide to vent out of your car, so take that advice with a grain of salt.

Some people pick up some water before it gets really cold, just in case. Plumbing issues can be a problem in extended cold snaps. Up north, we bury our water lines from the city supply really deep so they don't freeze. I don't know if southern states have the same standards. When pipes get cold, and then thaw, you tend to see broken water mains. It happens when it's cold, but more often when it warms up after being cold for some reason. Definitely remove any hoses on your house. If you have pipes that run along exterior walls, some people will let a little drip run through the faucets so the pipes don't freeze. Both hot and cold water. Every cold snap, someone dies because a pipe freezes and they try to thaw it with a blow torch or flame. So don't do that.
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Feb 11, 2021 6:56 PM CST
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower
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Feb 11, 2021 9:40 PM CST
Name: Wendy
mid-Atlantic (Zone 6b)
Daylilies Heirlooms Herbs Hostas Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers
You can also shut off the water to the outside faucets

And let the water drip in faucets where your pipes run through uninsulated crawl spaces

We sometimes turn the heat up a couple degrees in the house before it gets bitter cold so the heating system doesn't have to work as hard when it does - and remember your garage is not as weather tight as your house, so bring plants inside if you can
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Feb 11, 2021 10:59 PM CST
Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Michigan Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Lyshack said:



What is this? I'm liking the white edge, It's my latest obsession. D'Oh! Hilarious!
God blessed me with dirt.
('Mipii' on The LA)
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Feb 12, 2021 9:09 AM CST
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower
That's Chetola, which I got on the LA. I have to tell you, that's the one bloom I've seen with that much of a white edge. It's why I went in to get my camera to take a picture of it. I posted another picture of it from a hot day into the database which has a finer white edge. The description doesn't mention a white edge, so I'm thinking it's more of a fluke with this particular bloom. It is a looker though. It's daddy is Biltmore Style, and if you look at it's pictures in the database you see the same thing. A few pictures have a prominent white edge, some don't have an edge at all. Go figure.
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Feb 12, 2021 9:53 AM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Birds Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Massachusetts
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Roses In Snow have that picotee white edge all the time


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Feb 12, 2021 10:04 AM CST
Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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Garden Ideas: Level 1
I'm afraid my internet may burst.

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Feb 12, 2021 12:17 PM CST
Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Michigan Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Figure out how to deflect the Polar Vortex Charlie, if anyone can do it, you can.
God blessed me with dirt.
('Mipii' on The LA)
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Feb 12, 2021 12:26 PM CST
Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
Live your Dreams!
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Robin

Southern Michigan sounds like it would be nice right now, about 2,500 miles south of Detroit, maybe in Costa Rica Michigan?

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Feb 12, 2021 1:09 PM CST
Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Michigan Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Ahh...Costa Rica Michigan, only in my dreams.
God blessed me with dirt.
('Mipii' on The LA)
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Feb 12, 2021 1:17 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Birds Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Massachusetts
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Feb 12, 2021 2:17 PM CST
Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Michigan Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
There's a Hell Michigan, it's probably quite warm there...
God blessed me with dirt.
('Mipii' on The LA)
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Feb 12, 2021 3:26 PM CST
Name: Greg Bogard
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7a)
This is for my youngest son living 1/2 hour down the road from Vermont's ski slopes:
Satan's Fire




[(Red Suspenders x Primal Scream) x Wild Horses]
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Backdraft
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Cheryl Alderman
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Fiery Chariot
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Ruby Laser


There, that should melt the snow away.

For you skiers who like this stuff:

Snow On The Mountain

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