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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Jan 2, 2015 1:25 PM CST
Debra I was thinking the same as you. An opportunity to reorganize the yard. I did take lots of cuttings from the Coleus I lost as well as the Red Hibiscus, so not really down about this. Do hate the barren look and lack of color right now, however. We gardeners are ever hopeful, aren't we ? This will be a new adventure ! Crying Hilarious!
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jan 2, 2015 1:37 PM CST
Linda, you get to pretend that you live up North! Blinking Hurray! Hilarious!

Looks like one of those blue norther's outside right now. It's snowing sideways, and it wasn't even supposed to snow today. At least it is covering up all the dead looking plants. Thumbs up
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Jan 2, 2015 1:39 PM CST
If I am going to keep up at this pretend thing Natalie, I am going to have to pretend I have heavy clothes !! This sweatshirt is just not getting it. I will admit to being cold. Glare Hilarious!

I like sideways snow. Whistling
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 2, 2015 2:00 PM CST
Natale, still plenty cold of you ask me. Here it is warmer than yesterday but then yesterday it felt really, really cold.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 2, 2015 2:15 PM CST
Howdy folks! Happy New Year! Am still here at my sis in MA...well still very dry here, quite chllly yesterday and last night but other than that, quite bearable. Been playing badminton outdoors and some bubbles with my niece this morning, bundled up as we go heheh!

I know we had some overnight freeze watch at my area in Cali. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jan 2, 2015 2:18 PM CST
Sorry about your plants Linda, Sad but you said you wanted some of my cold weather, be careful what you wish for! Whistling

Snowing here and about 34f degrees, only supposed to get a few inches.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jan 2, 2015 2:19 PM CST
Glad you are having a good time, tarev. Smiling
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jan 2, 2015 2:43 PM CST
Sounds like fun, tarev!

Linda, try some layers, like me. Lots of layers!

It's still 22 out, and still snowing. Got maybe an inch so far. Checked the radar, and it isn't going away anytime soon. At least it is pretty, and I don't have to go anywhere!
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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jan 2, 2015 3:17 PM CST
We are having some odd weather here in KY. Today it is raining and 39 tomorrow above 60 and heavy rains. Last wk we got down to 19 at night! I am just glad to be in Jan. I am looking thru the seed catalogs and trying to see what I need to grow.


I like to try something new each year. Anyone have suggestions for a vintage tomato? I love Jetstar and Rutgers. They did well for us this yr.

I hope everyone has a Healthy and Happy New Year.
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 2, 2015 3:46 PM CST
Okay Natalie, you're up for the snow photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Jan 2, 2015 3:49 PM CST
I agree Patiently waiting for snow photos here as well. Whistling
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Jan 2, 2015 3:57 PM CST
I posted a snow video last week! Doesn't that get me out of my turn? Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

Teresa, Rita is the tomato guru here. I'm sure she'll have a suggestion or two for you!
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Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
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CaliFlowers
Jan 2, 2015 3:59 PM CST
Natalie said: I grew up in the East Bay, so I know how odd the weather can be there. Hopefully you'll get a decent winter, for what it is worth there, and I'm sure your daylilies will be fine. They really are tough.

It is much warmer here this morning, at 22 degrees! The wind chill is 13, so I'm locking myself inside again, but this feels like a heat wave after the last few days!


Wow... One thing about Idaho, the daylilies have no trouble telling when to sleep. I really prefer a dormant daylily, because of the yearly renewal, but our new home is on a slope with a southern exposure, so the soil probably stays a little warmer than our old place in a winter-shaded canyon. We had ice on the rooftops and windshields this morning, so it looks as if the seasons are back on track for a while.

In the winter of 1990/1991(I think) we had a freak 5-day cold front settle in, with 18-22 degree nights, and 35 degree days. No one had ever seen anything like it here before. Water pipes were bursting all over town. In one entire subdivision, a the contractor had installed budget water pressure regulators with a plastic spring cover, and as soon as they thawed, they were popping like Orville Redenbacher's. Of course, most of the people had no idea how to turn off their utilities, so emergency services ran all day. Fire protection sprinkler piping installed in attic spaces was bursting and flooding businesses and apartment buildings—it was a situation that no one ever thought would happen here.

lovemyhouse said:We have odd swings, here, too, and the Daylilies haven't seemed to be affected. Pretty tough plants, all in all.


You're right, they seem to carry on in spite of nearly everything. Whenever a scape gets damaged or some other mishap occurs, I recall a Virginia Peck quote I read in an old Daylily Journal, "The daylily will have its day."

In the fall of 2013 I put in a Gossard bed with 9 plants. Right next to that clump of Dark Monkey , there's a two-fan plant of Black Panther. It's probably one of the daylilies I think of as being "photoperiod dormant", because it went underground around Thanksgiving with no coaxing from the weather. Both fans had bloomed and rebloomed during the growing season, but because of the rain it now has two scapes about 18" tall. Weird.

Ken
East S.F. Bay Area
USDA Zone 9
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Jan 2, 2015 4:01 PM CST
It was a good video Natalie, you are pardoned... Hilarious! Angel
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Dog Lover Daylilies Irises Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Hummingbirder
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Natalie
Jan 2, 2015 4:31 PM CST
Ken, the weather here it is surprising. I'm in Northern Idaho, but zone 7a, which isn't bad. We live in a river canyon, but we are South facing, so the snow melts off fast. This is only our second winter here, but I'm loving it so far. My daylilies were all moved here from our house in Utah, and they are madly in love with this part of Idaho, as am I.

Thanks Linda! But, here are your pictures that I took a few minutes ago. No shiny lights or deer though.

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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jan 2, 2015 4:40 PM CST
Perfect Natalie, Thank You! Really love your area especially that grove of trees. Lovey dubby
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 2, 2015 4:43 PM CST
bluegrassmom said:
I like to try something new each year. Anyone have suggestions for a vintage tomato? I love Jetstar and Rutgers. They did well for us this yr. .


My favorites are Big Boys and Better Boys. I also really love Beefmaster and Viva Italia. But there are lots of others I Have tried and were good ones.

Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 2, 2015 4:44 PM CST
Beautiful pictures Natalie!
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Jan 2, 2015 4:50 PM CST
Cats are cold. 36 degrees for a high today. Thumbs down
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jan 2, 2015 5:19 PM CST
Poor babies. Lovey dubby
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