Daylilies forum: Weather In Your Garden ~ Spring 2017

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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Char
Mar 20, 2017 5:04 AM CST

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We love to talk about all aspects of weather, the effect on our gardens, and on our lives. It's a good place to keep a record of weather in our gardens from year to year too, so for that reason let's stay as close to the topic as we can. Please join us and tell us about your weather.

Happy Spring! I was reading what I wrote for the first day of winter on Dec. 21, temp was 16. On this first day of spring we are starting the day two degrees colder with 14. The sun is coming up so maybe we'll have some warm temps to melt more of last weeks snow. Crossing Fingers!

Apple blossoms from May last year.
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Name: Sally
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billyporter
Mar 20, 2017 6:36 AM CST
45°/64°/38°
Partly sunny. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the morning.

Happy first day of Spring!

Thanks for the new thread Char!
LOVE apple blossoms!!

Yesterday I found a baby bunny and part of the nest in the outdoor cat's house. He only ate the head off. I think it's too early for babies, but she had dug the nest about 7'' deep. The cat got all of them, but only brought the one home.

Dental appt this morn and a new bridge glued in. I can't wait! Two days after I had the temporary, it popped off. I've been brushing and using Listerine after I eat and popping it back on, lol!
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Mar 20, 2017 7:28 AM CST
Sally I have had two crowns in the last 2 months and both times the temporary popped off. Thursday I go for my new partial and I hope that will be it at the dentist for awhile. Crossing Fingers!

37 degrees and cloudy here this morning. No wind at all. Sure looks like rain though.
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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
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Kelli
Mar 20, 2017 7:57 AM CST
They are calling for a high of 70F!
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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Mar 20, 2017 8:13 AM CST
First day of Spring and still lots of snow on the ground. If we don't have a good warm up, this will be a late season again this year. Sad
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
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Barbalee
Mar 20, 2017 9:01 AM CST
Shockingly nice here. High should be 85 with wind only 14 mph! I have to remind myself that we can't plan for no freezes until Easter.
Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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Charlemagne
Mar 20, 2017 11:22 AM CST
Last day of winter - record high 83º, yesterday high 87º
First dy of spring - record high 84º, predicted high 91º

Charley
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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Mar 20, 2017 1:09 PM CST
Lovey dubby Love apple blossoms, Char. Thank You!

I pretty well think we have skipped spring and today it is summer for us. Thumbs down Ended at 94 yesterday. A possible drastic cooling trend late this week. Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
Mar 20, 2017 1:35 PM CST
Last day of winter: 84
First day of spring: 60- something...
Shrug! figures...
Sage is 4 months old already... Ack! Where does the time go?
Name: Linda
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quietyard
Mar 20, 2017 1:48 PM CST
Hilarious! Diane..
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Mar 20, 2017 4:20 PM CST
I agree Diana - crazy darn weather this year! No clue what the flowers will do Shrug!
Now Linda, are you regretting all of the bragging about the warm temps you had while we were freezing (especially poor Margaret) this winter Whistling Whistling Whistling I'm thinking you'd like some snow about now. nodding nodding
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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
Mar 20, 2017 6:43 PM CST
Ginny, it's been an odd month of weather.... Ready for some consistency- preferably the mild kind!

I am feeling for all you dental warriors... I have trip in my future and I know I am not gonna like it... Problem under a crown...

And I'm sure we're all living by the weather- too hot for some too cold for others and we're all ready for flowers!

Sage is 4 months old already... Ack! Where does the time go?
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Mar 20, 2017 7:15 PM CST
Legalily said:I agree Diana - crazy darn weather this year! No clue what the flowers will do Shrug!
Now Linda, are you regretting all of the bragging about the warm temps you had while we were freezing (especially poor Margaret) this winter Whistling Whistling Whistling I'm thinking you'd like some snow about now. nodding nodding


Confused Maybe.... Glare

Margaret likes cold, don't you Margaret ?????? Whistling
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Mar 20, 2017 7:55 PM CST
First day of spring here was warm but breezy. Don't know what the temp was thou. I raked gravel from my yard along the gravel road today. I got the larger side of the driveway done. I hate it when the snow plow goes by and puts gravel in my yard. I have to rake it back onto the road every spring. I am trying to get it done before the grass starts growing. We are going to be getting some cooler weather along with rain so I won't be doing much outside until the end of the week/weekend.
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Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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billyporter
Mar 21, 2017 5:09 AM CST
40°/26°/38°
A 20 percent chance of rain after 3 pm. Mostly cloudy. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Cindy,
I turn around and have a cleaning in May and hopefully it will be the end of any actual work for a while. I voluntarily wanted this bridge replaced before it became a problem.

Kelli,
Seriously? 70°!

Valarie,
Late springs are depressing.

Barbalee,
I have to wait for the third week in April for the last hard freeze and it can be earlier or later. I think it will be earlier this year.

Char,
Not much change in the temps, lol!

Linda,
What will you wear for the drastic cooling, lol!

Diana,
Yep, Midwest yo yo weather...
I hope you aren't looking at a root canal.

Jeanne,
They do manage to push the gravel off the road don' they. I'm glad that isn't my problem.

I watched an X-File show the other day and it said it was going to be taken off April 1st. I have been binge watching. Thankfully I can chose episodes, so I looked for my favorite about the four Seraph girls. Then I went outside and weeded the edges of a few beds.
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Mar 21, 2017 5:24 AM CST
First day of spring hit the lower 90sF with wind gusts to 25mph. Today is supposed to be more of the same. And we need rain.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Mar 21, 2017 6:57 AM CST
Spring is definitely going to show forth today. It is already 43 with a predicted high of 53 and lots of sunshine. Thumbs up
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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Mar 21, 2017 7:01 AM CST
Yesterday we got to the upper 30's f. and today we should get into the mid 40's. The snow is melting Hurray! slowly, but it is melting!
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
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Kelli
Mar 21, 2017 7:54 AM CST
They are calling for a high of 63F. There is a 70% chance of about a half inch of rain.
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Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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billyporter
Mar 21, 2017 10:05 AM CST
Donald,
Do you suppose you are in for another depressing hot and dry summer?

Valerie,
Nothing happier than melting snow!

Kelli,
That would be a good rain for you!
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