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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jun 12, 2015 3:17 PM CST
I could deal with that, no problem!
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
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Polymerous
Jun 16, 2015 4:58 PM CST
Somewhere between 55-65 degrees. Humidity depends on what I want to do, and which end of that temp scale it is at. 55 degrees and a bit (not a lot) humid is invigorating - just about perfect for dog walking or hiking!

But when it comes to the daylilies, sigh... they want it warmer. A daytime temp of 55-65 could mean nighttime temps as low as 46-52 degrees, which means poorly colored blooms, blooms that won't open, and less than optimal plant growth.

You can't have it all!

Celebrating reblooming irises! This is 'Grape Echo'.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 16, 2015 7:55 PM CST
LOL, that is definitely the problem... what WE like, and what the gardens like Hilarious!
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Name: Connie
Edmonton, Alberta area (Canada (Zone 3a)
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conniepr27
Jun 29, 2015 5:55 PM CST
Wow, I'm surprised to hear so many southerners like the same cooler temperatures that I do. I would have thought that those of you that are used to a lot more hot weather would be acclimatised to it and would prefer it. My perfect temperature...? Well, it varies, depending on whether I'm slaving in the yards or sitting on my back deck swing, or whether there is a nice cool breeze. But I definitely like it cooler. I can't seem to take any kind of heat now that I'm in my 50's, although even when I was younger, I couldn't take too much. 15 minutes in the hot sun and I'm looking for shade or cool water to cool off in.
Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
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Pistil
Jun 30, 2015 12:40 PM CST
Last year for her birthday I gave my sister a big umbrella on a stand that she could move around in the garden so she could always work in the shade! I had found when I was over there helping we would somehow always choose to work in the shady areas and would neglect the hot sunny spots. But because the weeds grew better in the sunny spots they needed more attention. It really helps to bring your own shade.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
pirl
Jun 30, 2015 2:00 PM CST
@Pistil - I need an umbrella like that. Our cast iron base is too heavy and too awkward to be of any use. Where did you buy it? Does the stand roll or is it lightweight?
Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
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Winter Sowing
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Pistil
Jun 30, 2015 4:57 PM CST
It was medium weight, without wheels. She is strong enough to just lug it around. I bet one with wheels could be found. I did make sure not to buy too heavy or big umbrella, so as not to add too much weight. I think I got the stand at Target, the umbrella at a local outdoor furniture store.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
pirl
Jun 30, 2015 6:35 PM CST
Thanks. I'll go looking on Friday.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Jun 30, 2015 6:49 PM CST
Every time I read this thread title, I think: "Describe your perfect date."

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 30, 2015 7:26 PM CST
Arlene (Pirl) -- maybe just go for one of these umbrella hats Green Grin!

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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
pirl
Jul 1, 2015 7:17 AM CST
Believe it or not, I have one! After many years of use the elastic has expanded a bit too much. Jack saw me wearing it and brought over the cast iron stand and an umbrella but I had to put them away. That cast iron gets heavier every year.
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Name: Deb
PNW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Jul 1, 2015 10:45 AM CST
I cannot abide 80 which is what we've had for about a week. Seriously. I hate it.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
pirl
Jul 1, 2015 12:12 PM CST
Ditto!
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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Kelli
Jul 1, 2015 2:07 PM CST
I don't like 80F, but at this point I'd take it. It beats 100F.
Take a walk with me at http://cubits.org/dayhikes/
Name: Deb
PNW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Fruit Growers Ferns Dragonflies
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Bonehead
Jul 4, 2015 7:51 PM CST
Yikes. I am quickly finding that anything over 80 is not for me. So much sympathy (and admiration) to you folks who endure hot on a regular basis. I do have one corner of my east porch that catches a breeze which has been a godsend.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Lauri
N Central Wash. - the dry side (Zone 5b)
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lauribob
Jul 9, 2015 9:20 AM CST
I like mid 70's to mid 80's with a light breeze. Cooler is fine if I'm working hard out in the yard, but I like it warm for sitting on the porch or tinkering about. It's been seriously too hot here this year - we've already had at least 2 weeks worth of triple digits, something we normally save for late July and August. Mixed with the smoke from the wildfires and my garden and I are both wilting!
More costumes, less uniforms!
Name: Deb
PNW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Fruit Growers Ferns Dragonflies
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Birds Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Bonehead
Jul 9, 2015 10:24 AM CST
This morning wasso pleasant -- 68 and a bit overcast. Now up to 72 and the sun is breaking thru. Makes me hopeful I will actually get something done!
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the first seed swap Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Birds
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Weedwhacker
Jul 10, 2015 7:27 AM CST
We are having my perfect weather !! Smiling


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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
pirl
Jul 10, 2015 7:36 AM CST
I am so jealous! The forecast is for the low 80's and low humidity. I'll have the neatest, most weed free, shade gardens!
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Amaryllis Aquaponics Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers
Region: California Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Kelli
Jul 10, 2015 10:21 AM CST
Pretty nice this morning, 55F at 6:30AM
Take a walk with me at http://cubits.org/dayhikes/

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