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Jun 21, 2014 5:29 AM CST
Name: Juli
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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We love to talk about all aspects of weather, the effect on our gardens, and on our lives.

Please join us and tell us about the weather where you live!

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Weather In Your Garden - Spring 2014

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Jun 21, 2014 7:17 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Beautiful blue sky, there, Juli. Smiling
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Jun 21, 2014 7:21 AM CST
Name: Juli
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Thanks - but I confess it is actually from last summer. Green Grin!
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Jun 21, 2014 7:29 AM CST
Name: Alex
Warren, VT- Green Mtns. (Zone 4b)
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Welcome to SUMMER everyone! Hurray! Today is the Summer Soltice...longest day, shortest night of the year. Here in Vermont, temps will average 72 degrees with nighttime temps in the chilly low 50's. Just beautiful. My first daylily opened this morning, 'Emerald Dream', Very appropriate.
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Jun 21, 2014 7:37 AM CST
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Happy summer up there!

But welcome to winter everyone here - the sun started coming back to us two hours ago.
The problem is that when you are young your life it is ruined by your parents. When you are older it is ruined by your children.
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Jun 21, 2014 8:34 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
And ours will start going away. Still happy that the days get shorter as we go through July and August. With our heat and lack of rain, if they kept getting longer, we'd be looking like the Mojave. Glare
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Jun 21, 2014 8:59 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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Amen Debra!

Thanks for the new thread Juli. It is a pretty sky even if it was last year.
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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Jun 21, 2014 9:10 AM CST
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
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Solstice Haiku

Out from restful shade
These brilliant daylily blooms
Frame the garden path

-- Basho

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Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

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Jun 21, 2014 9:34 AM CST
Name: Juli
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Gleni said:Happy summer up there!

But welcome to winter everyone here - the sun started coming back to us two hours ago.


Sorry about that, Glen. I am sorry you are going in to winter - but your winter's can't be all bad, if you have daylilies blooming every day. I hope I never have to go through another winter like we had this past year here…. (shivers) it was awful.
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Jun 21, 2014 9:40 AM CST
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
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Garden Ideas: Level 2
I agree It would be so wonderful to hear joyful stories about everyone's weather after so many months! Wishing everyone a rejuvenating summer/winter! Thumbs up
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

Daylilies that thrive? click here! Thumbs up
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Jun 21, 2014 10:06 AM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Hurray for summer! And that is a lovely photo, doesn't matter if it is from last summer.

A simply glorious day here.
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Jun 21, 2014 11:14 AM CST
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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It's a perfect first day of Summer here. Just wish that it would stay perfect!
Natalie
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Jun 21, 2014 11:45 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Perfect day today. It's only about 72 but my the sun is warm. Was out weeding for about 45 minutes and had to come in for a break and thirst break. Sweat was running down into my eyes. I need to either wear a hat or get a sweat band to wear.
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Jun 21, 2014 12:50 PM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Well now I know why I was so hot. It isn't 72 but almost 80. Didn't think it was supposed to get quite that warm today. I will wait till I get some afternoon shade to continue my weeding.
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Jun 21, 2014 4:23 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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We are starting summer with a nice pleasant 101 so far... Hilarious! A heat wave is predicted for this week. Angry Seems like it has been summer for ever and like Debra I am glad the days will start getting shorter now. Thumbs up
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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Jun 21, 2014 5:33 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!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover
Group hug Group hug Group hug Linda. 101 & you're going to get a heat wave. I'm shuddering at the thought.
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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Jun 21, 2014 9:57 PM CST
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Dog Lover Daylilies Irises Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Hummingbirder
Frogs and Toads Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Xeriscape
I agree That is terrible! I've been trying to send cool air, but it's trapped somewhere, like here maybe. Whistling

Today remained perfect. Wish it would stay like this until November.
Natalie
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Jun 21, 2014 10:34 PM CST
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Container Gardener Daylilies Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Until we can dislodge Natalie's hoarded stash of cool air ( Rolling on the floor laughing !!!) I'm at least glad that the daylilies have pretty much bounced back from the first 106-degree heat wave here. I'm getting pots ready to pull up any daylilies that start to falter as the 3-month desert season begins, since all of the plants potted in shade make it through okay. And DH is listening each time I describe shading options for our blast furnace garden, so I'm hoping the holiday season this year will include some shade cloth and poles! Hilarious!
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

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Jun 22, 2014 1:09 AM CST
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Dog Lover Daylilies Irises Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Hummingbirder
Frogs and Toads Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Xeriscape
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I'll supposedly be letting go on Monday. It's supposed to get up to 90! Nights are still very cool though, so I'm not going to complain.

Can't wait to see what you come up with for using the shade cloth, Tina. I do believe that some is in my future too, if I can figure out how to keep it from blowing away. I'm also afraid of it ripping in the wind. If this year is like last year, I'm in for some triple digit temps myself.
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Jun 22, 2014 1:29 AM CST
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
Container Gardener Daylilies Dog Lover Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Garden Ideas: Level 2
I hear you about the wind-in-the-shadecloth issues. But, here's just one photo of a set up where its easy to pull back the cloth, like a shower curtain (kind of) for any stormy weather.This would be easy to do with shade cloth and retractable clothes lines run between poles or, in my case, between shed and fence on either side of the garden. I'm quickly searching out other configurations that might thwart the wind-problem, so that my wish-list will be ready by early winter. nodding

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