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May 6, 2015 7:09 PM CST
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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
Atlantic's First Invest of the 2015, 90L, Organizing Over the Bahamas

This seems far too early.

http://www.wunderground.com/bl...

I got curious & Googled how early the first invest occurred in 2005, the year that brought Dennis, Rita, Wilma & the unforgettable Katrina. The first invest occurred on May 13th of that year. Hummmmm......
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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May 7, 2015 3:13 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
With it being so hot in April, I am not surprised at this.
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May 7, 2015 4:35 AM CST
Name: Kate
Holmes Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Not all those who wander are lost.
Bromeliad Cactus and Succulents Region: Florida Foliage Fan Orchids Organic Gardener
Plant and/or Seed Trader Tropicals Xeriscape
Interesting, I just told my DH that we will, for certain, get hurricanes this year and I don't know why, but I Just know it...I'm trying to think positive and banish them!
"A garden isn't meant to be useful. It's for joy." - Rumer Godden
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May 7, 2015 5:07 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Kate, it's called 'the H word' and invoking it spells trouble..... Whistling
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May 7, 2015 5:20 AM CST
Thread OP
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
So true Hetty! Let us not have the gremlins hear.
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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May 7, 2015 8:13 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
Amaryllis Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida Irises
Herbs Region: Florida Vegetable Grower Daylilies Birds Cat Lover
So right about the warm weather in April, I think the Gulf temperature is about 10deg. warmer than usual for this time of year. My kids were visiting last week and it was perfect for swimming, even for me and I like it warm! But warm water is what enables the storms to really get going. Let's hope May stays as nice and cool as it has been.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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May 7, 2015 12:56 PM CST
Thread OP
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
I don't know about you Elaine but starting tomorrow we get into the 90's which is VERY unusual. They have us for 94 on Tuesday. Blinking Blinking Blinking Confused
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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May 17, 2015 7:44 PM CST
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Ukraine Enjoys or suffers hot summers Pollen collector Native Plants and Wildflowers
Hydrangeas Hummingbirder Dragonflies Daylilies Butterflies Birds
Well the heat has sure been wicked. On top of that...no rain. I got so sick in the heat today, I scared myself into thinking my heart was wacking out on me. Its just to early. My daylilies wont set pods if it hits 90, and its prime daylily season.
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Part of Nicole Harrys garden.

OK...so maybe I did a little too much looking, and it did get a little hot, and then maybe I did drive all the way back over to go to Floyd Cove today Drooling


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A HUGE sdlg.
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May 17, 2015 8:42 PM CST
Thread OP
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
I agree Pam, it's WAY too early for such heat but it looks like it's here to stay & that scares the pants off of me!

Everybody just be careful out there & remember our FL heat & sun is nothing to mess around with. Drink plenty of liquids, wear a hat & go in the A/C & cool down every once in a while.

Pam I can't even believe the size of that bloom!!!! Blinking Blinking Blinking Even without anything next to it to give size perspective it looks monstrous. Wow!
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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Aug 29, 2015 7:47 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Special Message from NHC Issued 29 Aug 2015 12:54 UTC
Erika has dissipated as a tropical cyclone. NHC will issue a Special Advisory shortly. Tropical storm watches/warnings being discontinued.
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Aug 30, 2015 9:42 AM CST
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Daylilies Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level
@Dutchlady1 That's a big relief Hetty. I was afraid we would have to jump in the car and rush to FL for the big cleanup afterward and I have a doctor's appointment next week. Missing that appointment would mean who knows when I could get another. The first year we had the house after my brother's death was 2004 when we had three hurricanes, which made me wonder why anyone would want to live in FL but my father used to say that was about the only excitement they had Rolling on the floor laughing
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
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Aug 31, 2015 6:41 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Well 'the remnants of Erika' certainly was a non-event here. We had some nice, gentle rain and less wind than we usually get with afternoon thunderstorms...
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Aug 31, 2015 8:25 AM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
Amaryllis Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida Irises
Herbs Region: Florida Vegetable Grower Daylilies Birds Cat Lover
I'm waiting to see if it rains more here. Need to fertilize my orchids today but no use to spray on soluble fert and have it washed off by heavy rain . . . but The showers on the radar seem to be circling away from us. Typical of here, everyone else around us gets rain and we get nothing!

Not sure you're 'out of the woods' just yet, Hetty. The map shows a huge amount of rain offshore of you.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Aug 31, 2015 8:51 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Oh I'm sure we'll have more rain, but this time of year we are counting on that every day anyway.
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Aug 31, 2015 12:57 PM CST
Thread OP
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
We haven't had a drop.
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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Aug 31, 2015 2:36 PM CST
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
Raining here! Not as hard as it was 30 minutes ago, but it's raining.
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Aug 31, 2015 4:45 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
The one constant in life is change
Amaryllis Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Orchids Master Gardener: Florida Irises
Herbs Region: Florida Vegetable Grower Daylilies Birds Cat Lover
We finally got one good shower, but it only lasted about a minute. I still need to add water to my pool and pond today . . sheesh! All that rain is pouring down into the Gulf, offshore.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
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Aug 31, 2015 5:25 PM CST
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
Raining again here! I don't think Pasco County can hold any more water. I'm in Hillsborough and we're pretty full ourselves. The county government has been handing out sandbags for days.
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Aug 31, 2015 6:49 PM CST
Thread OP
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
Sighing! Sighing!
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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Sep 1, 2015 7:10 AM CST
Name: Gigi AdeniumPlumeria
Florida (Zone 9b)
Adeniums Roses Plumerias Orchids Miniature Gardening Hibiscus
Region: Florida Container Gardener Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Butterflies Garden Ideas: Level 1
We didn't get a lot of rain on Erika. I'm not complaining though, it is a welcome relief for my plants that don't like too much water.
©by Gigi Adenium Plumeria "Gardening is my favorite pastime. I grow whatever plant that catches my attention. I also enjoy hand pollinating desert roses.”

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