All Things Gardening forum: Early forecast for this coming winter

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Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
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Chillybean
Jul 23, 2015 12:08 PM CST
Bummer! We had that higher than usual temps and less snow this last winter. I am very much a winter person and it's just not winter without the cold and snow! My native plants and birds are about the only thing that can get me outside this time of year. :)
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jul 23, 2015 12:26 PM CST
Welcome! Chillybean. You and I are opposites. I hate winter, though we get little if any snow. Down here we only have brief periods of great weather, and that's a few weeks in the fall and in the spring. I tolerate summers. The heat and humidity is tough, and gets tougher the older I get.
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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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Kelli
Jul 23, 2015 2:48 PM CST
I like winter, winter where I live, that is. Summer is just something to get through.

Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 23, 2015 5:28 PM CST
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Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Jul 23, 2015 6:41 PM CST
If I am stuck with no winter, at least I have photos! This was taken a couple years ago when we were driving to meet others for a birding field trip. The trip leader couldn't get out of his driveway. We got to see the Pileated Woodpecker, so it was worth the trip. :)
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Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jul 23, 2015 7:04 PM CST
I'd like the ......

4. well-above avg. temps/less snow

(after the last few winters we've had)

instead of the....

6. cold/typical snow

Welcome to ATP @Chillybean! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jul 23, 2015 7:09 PM CST
Welcome, Chillybean! At least in winter's snow there's no weeding to be done!
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jul 23, 2015 8:07 PM CST
I never thought of that. I weed year'round. Maybe four months of snow would be nice. Whistling
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jul 23, 2015 8:25 PM CST
A week of snow would be nice and then all 40 degree weather for the entire winter.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jul 24, 2015 7:57 AM CST
Welcome to All Things Plants, @Chillybean !

Here's some snow to cool all you hot southerners off a bit...
I'd rather be weeding!! Hilarious!

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jul 24, 2015 7:58 AM CST
The only white we see down here is the sand on Pensacola Beach. Thumbs up
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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Kelli
Jul 24, 2015 9:26 AM CST
drdawg said:I never thought of that. I weed year'round. Maybe four months of snow would be nice. Whistling


There is a saying a read once concerning southern CA. 'The good news is we garden all year. The bad news is we garden all year.'

Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jul 24, 2015 10:16 AM CST
Thumbs up
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Jul 24, 2015 3:09 PM CST
Kelli said:

There is a saying a read once concerning southern CA. 'The good news is we garden all year. The bad news is we garden all year.'


That applies here as well, Kelli. I would like a season where one could hibernate a while. Smiling
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Jul 24, 2015 3:27 PM CST
Thank you all for the welcomes. A nice treat on a day with a real feel of 100 degrees and ice packs on the Bluebird box to cool the babes. :)
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
Jul 24, 2015 4:08 PM CST
I like this winter forecast, it means I can do some gardening chores over the winter. And possibly another early spring. Smiling
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Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the Best Medicine!
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Marilyn
Jul 25, 2015 12:20 AM CST
pirl said:A week of snow would be nice and then all 40 degree weather for the entire winter.



I'd be happy with all 40 degree winter weather, except for one week of 32 degree temps to kill the bugs/insects and no snow. We don't like shoveling the snow or driving in it.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages 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 Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 25, 2015 4:13 AM CST
I would love 72 degrees 24/7/365. Big Grin
A nation mourns its fallen soldiers, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. And Junior? Well, Junior spies their solemn white graves from the back of his limousine, and he grieves for the inconveniences he overcame for his silver spoons. Quoth the Craven “Nevermore.” ~Walter Shaub~
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
Image
drdawg
Jul 25, 2015 4:47 AM CST
I agree Hurray!
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
http://www.tropicalplantsandmo...
I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters Butterflies Birds
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Weedwhacker
Jul 25, 2015 7:11 AM CST
flaflwrgrl said:I would love 72 degrees 24/7/365. Big Grin


Yes!! Thumbs up
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