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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 20, 2014 6:20 PM CST
Rain, wind, thunder, tornadoes, flooding coming this weekend?? And oddly enough temps in the 80's?! Maybe other parts of Texas are already getting it? Sandi? You are north of me. How is your stormy weather?? I cleaned off the roof of leaves, and then blew all the leaves out of the yard. I know it is all for naught as the storm will surely bring more debris and leaves to clean up. But there were enough leaves out there that doubling them, then wetting them with rain would only make the job worse next week. I locked down the greenhouse for its first real test.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Nov 20, 2014 6:55 PM CST
We are forecast to get all of that, too, Saturday afternoon into evening, Cheryl. Could do without the high winds, but the rain sure will be welcome.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Nov 20, 2014 7:00 PM CST
Rain is always welcome here, but the rest of it not so much. Last I looked, they'd taken away some of the 'severe' part of the forecast. I hope that doesn't mean they'll remove the rain next. Happens a lot. Dashed hopes are the norm.
Donald
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 20, 2014 11:00 PM CST
EEK!!

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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Nov 20, 2014 11:11 PM CST
Yep. Looks like you may be in the red, Cheryl. Hope it turns to be only a nice, good rain.
Donald
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Nov 21, 2014 6:37 AM CST
Blinking Blinking Blinking
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Nov 21, 2014 7:43 AM CST
We are hoping for the rain too, have had such a dry year, let us hope for the best. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Nov 21, 2014 2:28 PM CST

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It ws overcast this morning, but the sun is out now. We were forecast to get the first of the rain at 2:30 PM. I'm waiting. Thumbs up
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 21, 2014 6:10 PM CST
Light rain mucked my day of running errands. Many stores were quiet....for now. I think all heck will break loose starting next week with Thanksgiving and Black Friday. The rain has stopped.The rain gauge measured 1". It seemed like more. Very light flooding in some areas. It sounds like we're in for more rain tomorrow.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Nov 21, 2014 7:50 PM CST

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We are forecast to get the worst overnight and tomorrow. They've removed the scariest parts of the forecast, but have left in flooding.
I have to say, I'm a bit peeved with the weather guy. DH wanted to take me out or dinner, but I didn't want to be caught in the wind and hail and rain. I think they both owe me dinner now.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Nov 21, 2014 8:08 PM CST
I agree I agree I agree
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Nov 22, 2014 11:54 PM CST
I agree nodding
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 23, 2014 12:38 AM CST
See that red line of storms on the left? That's coming from the west. See that other yellow mass on the right and bottom? That's coming from the south . Now see that red tag in the middle ? That's my house. I'll be lucky to have a greenhouse in the morning! I hear the rumble outside right now!

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Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover Xeriscape
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frostweed
Nov 23, 2014 8:01 AM CST
Well, how did it work out for you? I hope everything is o.k. and you got plenty of rain, we got one inch, not bad Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Nov 23, 2014 8:59 AM CST
Had almost the opposite last night. My house is around the X. Still got around 1/2 inch of rain, but not as much as I wanted. Didn't get wind, so shouldn't complain, though, right? Smiling

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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Nov 23, 2014 10:03 AM CST

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The resident weather boy here said we got a little over two inches. Lake LBJ area got nearly four inches. We were planning to run up there to water one last time. Now I can hide pots around here in the backyard. Sighing!
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 23, 2014 1:10 PM CST
That sure was a lot of noise for a measly 3/4" of rain. The GH is still standing and heading upwards of 87ยบ. All the GH windows are open and the fan on Hi. It is a blustery, sunny day! Hurray!
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Nov 23, 2014 1:37 PM CST
Thumbs up
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Nov 23, 2014 1:52 PM CST

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We just inherited our DD s little greenhouse. They were putting it out for "bulk pick up". Decided to see if we wanted it. Sure, why not. DH was sure parts would be missing, but it's all here. We bought a roll of 6 mil plastic last year. There's enough left to wrap the house! We have set the base and are about to put up the sides.

Could not figure how it went together, but I remembered a thread about temp. greenhouses. Was able to find a photo of hers on ATP! Made it a whole lot easier to reconstruct!

It's in the 70s today and a little windy. Tomorrow, back to the 60s.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Nov 23, 2014 2:40 PM CST
Thumbs up Hurray! Thumbs up
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'

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