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Apr 28, 2015 7:39 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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When I went to pick up my wife yesterday it was starting to sprinkle. By the time I got a mile from the house I was getting hit by hail. I just knew when I got home all my seedlings in the front yard would be destroyed. Surprisingly they all came out ok. Then today I went in the backyard and saw my water plants. They look like they were hit with a shotgun.


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Apr 28, 2015 7:45 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Plant hail damage is the worse! So sad!
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Apr 28, 2015 8:11 PM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
A difference front to back, huh? Isn't that wild? I've seen the neighbor across the road get 1/2 inch of rain standing in the yard watching it rain when I didn't receive a drop. I've seen it rain hard in the river bottom below the house and nothing at the house. Weird! Last week a storm blew through. I got a half inch, a neighbor maybe 1 1/2 mile away as the crow flies got 2 inches and hail. That's the system that put huge spheres of ice in the next county. I'm glad not to have had those!
Donald
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May 3, 2015 6:50 AM CST
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Clematis I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
Those are wild clouds!
Show us how long it takes to recover
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May 5, 2015 7:42 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
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Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
Blubb, blubb, blubb...here it comes again! Flash flood warnings all around us. We have DGS, while parental units are at fund raiser for continuation of bike trail in Austin. We didn't even have trash pick up today....pee-eeeewwww!
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May 5, 2015 8:20 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
Cat Lover Charter ATP Member Keeper of Poultry I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Keeps Horses
Roses Plant Identifier Farmer Raises cows Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
Nothing here, so far...
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May 5, 2015 8:30 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
We've dropped down to 20% chance this week all the way from the earlier prediction of 60%. It was really windy here today. I think it blew all the rain clouds away. I guess I'd better get busy and repair my sprinkler head. Darn it!
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May 5, 2015 9:18 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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We've had over 3.5" rain and lightning all around us. All the usual low water closings are flooded. Just didn't think it was that serious. It's still pouring, but at least the lightning has moved on.

I spread lots of mulch out front this morning. I hope my "down the hill" neighbor isn't going to have it all tomorrow morning! Whistling

Edited to add: Twenty seven low water crossings in Austin are now flooded.
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May 5, 2015 9:29 PM CST
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Clematis I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
Be safe
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May 5, 2015 9:36 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
Thanks, Anna. We're fine up on the hill. Parental units have picked up DGS. All safe. Now we're hearing there's a rock slide on Loop 360. Going to be a slow commute in the morning!
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May 5, 2015 9:59 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
From drought to rock slides! Phew! It's feast or famine! But you know what they say about Texas..."If you don't like the weather, just wait."
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
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May 5, 2015 10:08 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Our phones are going off with flash flood warnings and it's still raining hard. The mosquitoes will be gathering in the morning!
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May 8, 2015 12:18 PM CST
Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
Organic Gardener Bookworm Enjoys or suffers hot summers Charter ATP Member Salvias Herbs
Bluebonnets Native Plants and Wildflowers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Forum moderator Purslane Hummingbirder
Drip drip drip. No rain here, just drip and drizzle. So tired of it.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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May 8, 2015 12:50 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
The mosquitoes are terrible outside. I discovered that spraying myself with sunscreen was just as effective as mosquito repellent. Just drizzle now, but we are expecting more rain this weekend.

I've been complaining that I can't find any of my garden gloves. I bought 12 pair in the last co-op. Looked in all the ususal places this spring. Yesterday, I was looking for something in the garage and spotted a plastic shoe box way above the workbench. DH has no idea how they got there. I never put anything away....so it had to be the garden fairies. I had to toss some. I washed the rest twice and laid them on the chair to dry. Now it's raining ... must be the fairies again.
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May 8, 2015 3:52 PM CST
Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
Organic Gardener Bookworm Enjoys or suffers hot summers Charter ATP Member Salvias Herbs
Bluebonnets Native Plants and Wildflowers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Forum moderator Purslane Hummingbirder
Those fairies...they're always losing things around here! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
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May 8, 2015 4:30 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
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Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
@LindaTX8, hope you get some rain. Weather guys are predicting over 7" over the weekend for central Texas. Looks like San Antonio had some.
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May 9, 2015 9:26 AM CST
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Clematis I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
Bubbles said:The mosquitoes are terrible outside. I discovered that spraying myself with sunscreen was just as effective as mosquito repellent. Just drizzle now, but we are expecting more rain this weekend.

I've been complaining that I can't find any of my garden gloves. I bought 12 pair in the last co-op. Looked in all the ususal places this spring. Yesterday, I was looking for something in the garage and spotted a plastic shoe box way above the workbench. DH has no idea how they got there. I never put anything away....so it had to be the garden fairies. I had to toss some. I washed the rest twice and laid them on the chair to dry. Now it's raining ... must be the fairies again.
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Fairies also like to hide just the right hand gloves too!
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May 9, 2015 9:39 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
Cat Lover Charter ATP Member Keeper of Poultry I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Keeps Horses
Roses Plant Identifier Farmer Raises cows Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
Those must be conservative fairies; mine hide the left ones.
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May 9, 2015 2:18 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
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Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
@canadanna I'm fairly sure the mister found some gloves on and around his workbench and then "helped" me by boxing them all up. 'Just not admitting it. I do think the fairies probably took some of the right gloves, tho.

@porkpal Rolling on the floor laughing
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May 9, 2015 2:40 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I'm usually not sensitive to mosquitoes, they usually leave me a one for the most part. Not this year. They seem to have a special attraction to the backs of my deltoids. Or maybe my new body lotion? They seem to love being in my greenhouse. Who could blame them? Lovey dubby It's a great place to be right now. I am in there a lot these days re-potting, and starting up seedlings and cuttings and such. I am thinking about getting some of those plants, citronella or lemon something-or-rather to keep them out of the greenhouse at least?
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