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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Sep 16, 2015 10:21 AM CST
I will take 1 - 2 feet of snow any day as opposed to 10 - 20 degrees and no snow. The snow helps to provide insulation. Next to a shrub trunk under 2 feet of snow the temp is .... duh-duh ~ 32. An exposed stem with 20 degrees and wind very much worse.

Of course the absolute worse is in the teens and then shooting back up to 50s in a few days. That can be a death knell. That happens a lot over winter where I live.
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Name: Mary K
Safety Harbor, FL (Zone 10a)
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p1mkw
Sep 16, 2015 2:48 PM CST
pirl said: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.


I think it depends where you are in FL ... yes, we have high humidity where I'm at too, but there's almost always a sea breeze. The air moving helps make the humidity a lot more tolerable. There were days in Indiana with high humidity and no air movement ... I'll take my current situation any day over that. And really, even though I didn't like the snow, I always thought the ice was even worse. that's what usually kept me inside.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Sep 16, 2015 3:13 PM CST
The ice keeps us inside also.

No air movement and high temperatures and humidity find me inside, not outside. I could take it without a problem at 50 and 60 but once past 70 it's just not to my liking.

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