Irises forum: What is your weather today in your iris garden?

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Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 8, 2018 12:26 PM CST
Today it is wet and cloudy. It rained quite a bit last night, and it is still raining here. Hurray!

How is your weather today?
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Jan 8, 2018 12:34 PM CST
It's raining here too! Hurray!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
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Polymerous
Jan 8, 2018 12:52 PM CST
Rain, rain, and more rain. Warp is not happy.

(I can't say that I'm entirely happy either, as I have to go to an appointment later this afternoon. But I am grateful for the rain. Thumbs up )
It's daylily season!
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
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TBGDN
Jan 8, 2018 1:04 PM CST
Snow, freezing rain, overnight; then this morning rising temperatures & sloppy slush.
At least the birds are happy & well fed.
Thumb of 2018-01-08/TBGDN/1f05e3
The red flag marks the beginning of a row of irises & lilies. To the right of the finch feeder
is a garden of SDB irises. Should be visible when the snow melts. (and look much better)
Lux Umbra Dei
Even a fool, when he shuts his mouth, is counted (as being) wise.Proverbs 17:28
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Garden Photography Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Pollen collector Dog Lover
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Polymerous
Jan 8, 2018 1:20 PM CST
Lovely pic, Leon! Happy to see the finches well fed! (I love birds, but I can't have bird feeders here because of the high rat population.)
It's daylily season!
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jan 8, 2018 1:30 PM CST
Nice photo! Thumbs up

Over and inch of rain since last night and it's still lightly raining. The heavier part of the storm comes later today and into the night.
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Garden Photography Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Pollen collector Dog Lover
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Polymerous
Jan 8, 2018 2:34 PM CST
I just found out that they screwed up my appointment, so I don't have to go out today! Big Grin I can sit inside and do indoor gardening.

Hopefully it will be dry, or only light drizzle, when I go tomorrow.
It's daylily season!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
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janwax
Jan 8, 2018 2:44 PM CST
A lovely light rain most of the morning, intensifying now. Drenching rain predicted through tomorrow. About 50 degrees. Can't complain at all! Binge-watching "The Crown" and listening to rain on the roof.
VOTE!
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 8, 2018 3:46 PM CST
It's been raining since last night, off and on. Now it has been raining steadily for quite a while now. Since CA needs the rain, I will try not to complain when I go to town tomorrow. Maybe it will stop for a while. We have been needing this for some time. Hurray!
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jan 8, 2018 3:50 PM CST
I got soaked out there placing sandbags and setting up the pumps. I've got the flash lights ready, the chain saw tuned up and some firewood stacked in the garage. I'm all prepared for tonight's storm. Crossing Fingers!
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Garden Photography Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Pollen collector Dog Lover
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Polymerous
Jan 8, 2018 4:18 PM CST
I forgot what a bad time of it you had last winter, Rob. I hope everything goes well for you!
It's daylily season!
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shizen
Jan 8, 2018 4:23 PM CST
Hurray! we are having a very light drizzle....but will take condensation. i don't think we've had a single drop since august or september. too far back, now, to remember Hilarious! .
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
Jan 8, 2018 4:35 PM CST
Temps are just below freeing so we are getting a mix of snow and freezing rain on top of about two inches of snow. The deer herd have been tromping through the garden on the hill, but don't seem to be doing any damage. Plants look quite happy with their white cover.

Hope the rains in CA don't cause too much trouble!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Jan 8, 2018 5:39 PM CST
Au contraire, Pam! We weren't getting any rain for about 2 months, and we were worried about drought again, so it's great to see the rain!

Of course, there could aways be trouble... Blinking depending on where you live in CA...such a big state.
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South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
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DaveinPA
Jan 8, 2018 6:13 PM CST
Sort of like Pam's weather here. A mess on some roads with heavy sleet prior to a little snow, all while under the freezing mark. Tom'w a "heat wave" of temp in high 30's so maybe total melt of what has been here for some time plus the new stuff. Higher temp later in week.
The irises have not had a good cover so sat out in the subfreezing temps for weeks. A real test of hardiness.
Glad CA drought is somewhat eased, but too much too fast or in wrong areas is not good either.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jan 8, 2018 6:40 PM CST
It was a beautiful day of January thaw with temps just above freezing. We don't have a lot of snow cover, and about half of it melted today. As much as I liked the weather today, I guess it would be better if the snow didn't melt, but what can I do. We are supposed to get rain on Thursday, and then later get beck to nasty cold temperatures.
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Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
Jan 8, 2018 8:15 PM CST
Our day started out with freezing rain but the temperature started going up so it was just plain rain by late morning. We are to have temps in the 60s by Thursday after three days of rain. Foggy tonight and not too cold. Then for the weekend we are back down in the deep freeze. We have not been above freezing since the day before Christmas until today.
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shizen
Jan 8, 2018 9:20 PM CST
DaveinPA said:Sort of like Pam's weather here. A mess on some roads with heavy sleet prior to a little snow, all while under the freezing mark. Tom'w a "heat wave" of temp in high 30's so maybe total melt of what has been here for some time plus the new stuff. Higher temp later in week.
The irises have not had a good cover so sat out in the subfreezing temps for weeks. A real test of hardiness.
Glad CA drought is somewhat eased, but too much too fast or in wrong areas is not good either.


the areas recently hit by wild fires in california, are bracing for mud slides on the six o'clock evening news. Thumbs down
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jan 8, 2018 9:34 PM CST
We're now over 2 inches of rain since last night and the worst is yet to come. We're supposed to get hammered tonight starting around 10-11. Crossing Fingers!
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shizen
Jan 8, 2018 9:38 PM CST
wowie zowie rob. we got blasted by heavy winds this afternoon, but hardly any wet stuff to accompany it.

stay safe,

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