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

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Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
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Polymerous
Jan 16, 2018 5:12 PM CST
Andrea and I are not that far apart, geographically speaking, so my weather should be hers, more or less, except that our forecast for tomorrow is "Beautiful with clouds and sun" (but rain on the days thereafter).

It was a bit sunny here around noon (alas, I had to run errands, and not Warp Walk or garden). Now it's overcast again.
A 'Premonition of Spring' - PCI time already?!
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Jan 16, 2018 6:51 PM CST
high of 59 low of 53, and it was gorgeous outside. i was able to do a little iris grooming and sprinkle smelly organic rose food all over.

Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
Jan 16, 2018 10:14 PM CST
That sounds lovely, Daphne.
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Jan 17, 2018 5:12 AM CST
It stopped raining for long enough for me to do a little weeding and such today. Thumbs up
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jan 17, 2018 9:53 AM CST
My gardens are currently getting buried in snow. Our 2-3 inches is quickly becoming 4-6 inches. Gorgeous fluffy snow with big fat flakes.

Everything in the south closes when we get snow so you always have to plan ahead. So I have food, milk, wine, beer, toliet paper, cat food & litter, even the obligatory loaf of bread (I am looking forward to having a grilled cheese sandwich with the turkey soup I made).

So what am I low on? What did I forget to buy? Coffee D'Oh! D'Oh! D'Oh!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Jan 17, 2018 10:22 AM CST
Lestv said:My gardens are currently getting buried in snow. Our 2-3 inches is quickly becoming 4-6 inches. Gorgeous fluffy snow with big fat flakes.

Everything in the south closes when we get snow so you always have to plan ahead. So I have food, milk, wine, beer, toliet paper, cat food & litter, even the obligatory loaf of bread (I am looking forward to having a grilled cheese sandwich with the turkey soup I made).

So what am I low on? What did I forget to buy? Coffee D'Oh! D'Oh! D'Oh!


Oh noes!!!
let the mystery be
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Jan 17, 2018 10:52 AM CST
Cloudy and currently 52, with a high of 61 today. Rain late tonight and tomorrow.

Leslie, the grilled cheese sandwich and turkey soup sounds really good. Sorry about the coffee. I remember many years ago when there was a shortage on coffee (which made it very expensive) my mom and dad would dry the used coffee grounds and mix it with fresh coffee grounds to make the coffee go farther. I don't think I've had a cup of coffee in 24 years. Blinking
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Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 17, 2018 12:22 PM CST
Ewww, Barbara! I don't blame you! Hilarious!
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jan 17, 2018 12:57 PM CST
If I get desperate I will go across the street and raid my neighbors Keurig. I have a real issue with the wastefulness of K-Cups so I will have to really really need coffee.

Snow is still coming down really heavy. It is very pretty but tree limbs are starting to snap because we have so many trees that don't shed their leaves.

I like this look on my Rose of Sharon. The seed pods look like they have little snow cotton balls.
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My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Jan 17, 2018 1:07 PM CST
my snow event was less than advertised; essentially a bit more than a dusting. Say one inch?!? Made the work commute interesting though
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jan 17, 2018 2:29 PM CST
Understand that Greg! Still snowing here. Maybe 7-8 inches on the ground now. Trying to get to work tomorrow will not be fun.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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 17, 2018 5:00 PM CST
Cool, damp, and socked-in overcast weather continues today. The weather is supposed to turn colder and rainy tomorrow, with the cooler weather persisting for a week or so, with rain off and on. I'm stealing a few moments here and there to get odd things done outside, before we are stuck indoors.
A 'Premonition of Spring' - PCI time already?!
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 17, 2018 7:25 PM CST
Lestv said:If I get desperate I will go across the street and raid my neighbors Keurig. I have a real issue with the wastefulness of K-Cups so I will have to really really need coffee.
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Keurig is working on a compostable K-Cup.
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Jan 18, 2018 5:06 AM CST
Today we are being treated to some icy rain - just to make things interesting. Rolling my eyes.



You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Jan 18, 2018 10:05 AM CST
Currently it's 51 with a high of 53. We were suppose to get rain last night and into today, but the ground looks damp but not really wet like it should from rain. Shrug!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Jan 18, 2018 10:24 AM CST
Hurray! I spoke to soon, it's sprinkling now. Hurray!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jan 18, 2018 11:28 AM CST
10+ inches of snow are covering my iris. Sunny today, but cold so very very slow melting. Have some nice icicles forming on my house.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 18, 2018 12:20 PM CST
There was a winter storm warning from Google, but so far, it has not yet arrived.

Maybe I can get outside before it arrives and accomplish a little. Yesterday I weeded, refreshed some iris tags, did some raking and dug a little bit, and then raked the heavy dirt clods away from the digging site. I am out of shape. The digging seemed a lot harder! There are more weeds, of course. That will be an ongoing battle. Since a few beds have been cleared, the others look awful!
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
Jan 18, 2018 1:44 PM CST
Low 60's. It is supposed to rain today, but right now it is only partly cloudy
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 18, 2018 5:21 PM CST
I worked outside for 4 hours straight! Weeding, raking, digging up mushrooms, burning. It is good to be able to get out there
and get something accomplished. I worked until a big cold wind came up. I figured that maybe the storm is finally on the way. So I gathered my tools and put them away, collected my sweater, which I shed after I started working, then went inside to have some lunch. It's nice to see the clean raised beds, as they all had loads of small weeds. The ones in the ground were bigger, and more numerous as well. To be continued....
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(This seems to apply to May as well!)

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