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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Dec 31, 2013 12:42 PM CST
Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year! And may our gardens, and friendships, grow even more beautiful in 2014! Thumbs up

Stay Safe! Group hug
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 31, 2013 1:07 PM CST
Wishing you all the same!! Hurray!
Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Dec 31, 2013 1:17 PM CST
To us all! Another year to grow! Hurray! 2014!
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Dec 31, 2013 4:54 PM CST
Cheers, everyone and enjoy a safe New Years.
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Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Jean
Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9a)
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qwilter
Dec 31, 2013 8:33 PM CST
Wishing All a Wonderful, Bountiful 2014.

I picked these this evening.
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Blessed are the Quilters for they are the Piecemakers.
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Dec 31, 2013 8:39 PM CST
Yummy!!! Looks like a delicious salad! Thumbs up

Happy New Year, Jean!
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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Jan 1, 2014 6:31 AM CST
I agree I agree I agree I tip my hat to you.
Name: Jean
Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9a)
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qwilter
Jan 2, 2014 6:11 AM CST
3" of rain so far in 2014!!!!! Hopefully it is Good Luck to have a wet start to the year.
Blessed are the Quilters for they are the Piecemakers.
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Jan 2, 2014 6:34 AM CST
I'm sure it is! Smiling

Good Morning!
Name: Jean
Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9a)
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qwilter
Jan 2, 2014 12:30 PM CST
Dumped 4" of rain out of th gauge and there is already another 1" out there.
May get to wear my rubber boots today.
Blessed are the Quilters for they are the Piecemakers.
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 3, 2014 10:06 AM CST
Lucky you! We only got about 1/4in. Just spritzes and the occasional short shower. Rolling my eyes.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Jan 3, 2014 11:38 AM CST
Yikes!

Its cold today!

Yet our Northern friends are REALLY COLD. I can't imagine what they are going through. We've been really lucky so far this year and I was hoping it wouldn't get any colder then this.

It would be great to not have to cover everything and drag things in. I hope the weather guru's are right when they say its only gonna' be 44 tonight. Smiling 33 for Monday? Yuck! That means a drag, pull, and cover Sunday for sure;............Sheeeeougt!


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Name: Jean
Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9a)
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qwilter
Jan 3, 2014 3:49 PM CST
I'm heading out of town for a week.........................so, if we get a freeze while w are away, the plants will freeze. Moved many pots to the GH & shed for safe keeping. Told my cat sitter to PLEASE pick the lettuce before it freezees.

I am so ready for more 80 degree days!!!!!
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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Jan 3, 2014 4:05 PM CST
I'm ready for the 70's to return!!! Degrees! Not decade! Hilarious!

Jean, I sure hope you're headed south or west! North isn't looking very inviting about now!
Safe trip!!! Have fun!!!
Name: Jean
Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9a)
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qwilter
Jan 4, 2014 6:55 AM CST
Never fails. I plan a trip & that is when the COLD comes in & gets my plants. We are to have 2 nites in the "20s" next week. I'll put the trash cans out & hopefully my cat sitter will plop those over a few plans for me. And I'll have to prepare myself for coming home to a brown lawn & nipped plants.
I have a few BIG sheets of cardboard & am hoping that can be plopped over the raised bed to protect the lettuce. I know it will all come back but it will be a bleak few months till then.
Blessed are the Quilters for they are the Piecemakers.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 4, 2014 10:18 AM CST
It's 60 degrees and raining here. And I mean, it's gray and a drizzle! This is unheard of for January!
I know I shouldn't complain but really.... Grumbling
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 4, 2014 8:26 PM CST
Jean, frost cloth can be left on your beds for a week or so with probably not much problem. It lets through enough light to keep the plants alive, but insulates pretty well. It might be your best bet.

I get mine in sheets 50ft. long from an online source. It's not expensive.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Jan 6, 2014 3:42 PM CST
I know most of us Florida gardeners know how to try and save what we can, but one plant just came into my mind that I almost forgot to handle right...

If anyone has variegated Tapioca Trees, they will not make it from the tops in this extra cold weather. Remember before the Sun sets to zip out and cut all the branch tops off at about a foot and a half and plunge them in a bucket of water and bring in. Youll have trees a-many next Spring if you care to. Wrap the base well and it will come back from the bottom usually.

Anyways, Good Luck in your gardens tonight! Smiling I tip my hat to you.
Name: Jean
Fleming Island, FL (Zone 9a)
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qwilter
Jan 7, 2014 5:34 AM CST
Showing 28 on FI & where we are, closer to the river, it should be a few deg warmer. I think most of my plants can survive upper 20s.
Here in Orlando, my phone shows 36.
Blessed are the Quilters for they are the Piecemakers.
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Jan 7, 2014 7:01 AM CST
Yes! Brrr! When I got up this am, it was 28…Since then it's continued to drop! It's now 25, but the sun is beginning to shine! I'm hoping that we will be able to see our predicted high of 41!!!!! Blinking
No dog walking this am! They are refusing to go out!!!!
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