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Sep 2, 2015 7:43 AM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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Snow throwers are back in stock at Lowes!
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Sep 2, 2015 7:59 AM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
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Might be a cooling thought today when it's supposed to be 92 with an air quality alert. Smiling
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
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Sep 2, 2015 9:19 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Ditto!
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Sep 2, 2015 10:52 AM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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good point, it's 80 degrees and climbing here in Michigan. Very humid as well. Kind of makes me want to go out and buy a new snowblower!
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Sep 2, 2015 11:39 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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I'd love this on one of these steamy afternoons!
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Sep 2, 2015 12:59 PM CST
Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
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Winter Sowing
It is going to snow tonight at my local ski area!!!
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Sep 2, 2015 1:23 PM CST
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
I saw that snow was forecast for the PNW. Waxing those skis yet? :)
This is a day where I don't mind lowering the thermostat for the a/c. After all, I'm cleaning indoors today and still working up a sweat.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
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Sep 3, 2015 9:56 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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LOL, we need a water thrower here right now... Frank, did you get that big rainstorm yesterday? I don't know how much rain we actually got, but we also had 1-inch hail, and were pumping our crawl space out for over 12 hours today... Sticking tongue out

I most definitely am NOT ready for running the snow thrower, though!
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
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Sep 3, 2015 11:58 PM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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Frank ...

Not to worry. They had Halloween decorations out in August ... a bit early ? Yeah.

They will have Christmas decorations out before Thanksgiving ... a bit early ? Yeah

Snowblowers in Septmeber ? a bit early ... Yeah

A bad omen ... Nah, just retail as usual ... Whistling
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
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Sep 4, 2015 8:57 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Our weather guy said there will be a very light snow dusting at Mt. Shasta late in the afternoon today... A gentle reminder from Mother Nature Smiling
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Sep 4, 2015 10:21 AM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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Tarev ...

I live in the mountains on the other side of the valley from Mt. Shasta. We are supposed to be in the mid 90s next week. No snow predicted for the Alps, yet.
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
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Sep 4, 2015 1:28 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Well that is what the weather forecaster said earlier, it will be very brief dusting there at Mt. Shasta for this afternoon only..not a major snow event anyways..but it did get cooler than usual here in the valley, so it may be possible up there at Shasta.
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Sep 4, 2015 6:57 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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RoseBlush1 said:Frank ...

Not to worry. They had Halloween decorations out in August ... a bit early ? Yeah.

They will have Christmas decorations out before Thanksgiving ... a bit early ? Yeah

Snowblowers in Septmeber ? a bit early ... Yeah

A bad omen ... Nah, just retail as usual ... Whistling


I can deal with all of those time disconnects.... what always messes me up is that the fall clothes have always taken the place of summer things by the time I feel the need to shop for the summer! Rolling my eyes.
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Sep 4, 2015 7:38 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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We have had them for sale for a few weeks , and have already sold quite a few. A few models have already sold out and waiting for their second shipment. Early forecast around here are for another tough Winter.
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Sep 15, 2015 11:09 PM CST
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
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Yeah - retail is earlier and earlier every year. Walmart & Kmart started doing Christmas lay-away in August. WRT snowblowers, they have been on display at my Lowes since early August. I made note of it cause I have NEVER seen snow blowers out on my BD - August 2 - before. Guess they will wheel out the lawn mowers about Christmas. Rolling on the floor laughing

WRT horticulture, my local Walmart had spring blooming bulbs out in late JULY! Good grief - I had some daffodil greens still showing.
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Sep 16, 2015 7:12 AM CST
Name: Mary K
Safety Harbor, FL (Zone 10a)
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that's strange ... I never see snow blowers in the Lowe's here Rolling on the floor laughing

and if I did, that would be VERY, VERY bad omen lol
Mary K.
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Sep 16, 2015 7:21 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
In late January, into February, our Walmart, Home Depot and Lowe's have aisles of dahlias, begonias, gladiolus, a few clematis, lilies, ferns and hostas available. BBQ grills and associated tools are also available. Lowe's has a smaller assortment of plants but they have lawn mowers as well as snow blowers at the same time.
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Sep 16, 2015 7:25 AM CST
Name: Mary K
Safety Harbor, FL (Zone 10a)
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I know what you mean, Arlene. I moved here from Indiana and it was the same way there. Of course, it was possible to get heavy snow storms that late in the winter, as I'm sure is the case in your area as well. But just seems early for some of the bulbs. Now, as for grills ... I have been know to grill in the winter ... not often, but I did do it a few times on really nice days. I really missed that in the winters up north. Here I'm fortunate to be able to use my grill year round .. and we do. That and the smoker both. Love it. Maybe I haven't been here long enough, but I don't miss the snow one bit. Even on the really hot days. I'll take those few miserably hot days over a long, cold winter in Indiana any time.
Mary K.
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Sep 16, 2015 8:30 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I could take winters with 2' of snow for three months but three days of the humidity in Florida always knocked me out! Winter is good for shopping, house cleaning, renovations, painting and then I leave a nice clean house to go to the garden and get myself as dirty and happy as can be.
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Sep 16, 2015 9:19 AM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Level 1
We generally only get snow a few times during the winter months at my elevation, so, for me, it's not a big deal. I usually do the serious housework during the heat of the summer.

Unfortunately, this year, I wasn't playing at 100% for most of the summer and not much serious cleaning got done. Also, none of my garden projects got done this year.

The great news is that nothing died. I did manage to keep up with most of the garden maintenance. I count that as success !

Today we are having our first rain of the season, so I am going to tackle some of that housework because I am feeling much better and want to keep moving.

Smiles,
Lyn
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.

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