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

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Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 8, 2018 11:39 PM CST
Fortunately, I live on a slope, so the rain just passes on by. The only flooding is some minor water in the basement.

The people that were lucky enough to not have their homes burned, (and that lived in that area or nearby) will now be in danger of mudslides.

It seems like everyone is having weather challenges. Sticking tongue out


“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
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Jan 9, 2018 12:50 AM CST
Modest rain here all day and predicted through early afternoon tomorrow. The temps are in the 50's and 60's so it's pretty mild here/ I'm fortunate to have sandy soil so flooding is rarely an issue. I'm enjoying the rain, we need every drop we can get!

Group hug 's to those of you in the freezing weather, heavy rain, or near any fire damaged areas.

Actually.... Group hug 's to all of you!!! Thumbs up
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
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Polymerous
Jan 9, 2018 12:58 AM CST
The rain is really coming down now.... I hope you don't get flooded, Rob!
A 'Premonition of Spring' - PCI time already?!
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Jan 9, 2018 1:28 AM CST
Just under 3 1/2 " or rain here, so far. It's been pounding for over an hour.
Southern California should be getting some much-needed rain too.. I don't think they've had any yet this season
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
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Cuzz4short
Jan 9, 2018 5:19 AM CST
A winter recap:
3 weeks ago we started off with a day of sleet switching to a dusting of snow. Since then it's been bone chilling cold dropping into the 20 plummitting into single digits every morning. The coldest/lowest we got was 8°f three times in a row with windchills of 3°f and highs of 18-27°f. The kicker was no rain or insulation of snow on the plants, a silent drought. Yesterday was the start of false spring weather as we finally jumped to 34°f AND rain. Today well reach upper 40's and more rain. By Friday we're project for close to 70° weather Blinking with raining leading into it. Temps luke like they'll stay above freezing and a good streak of 50's. I'm not buying it as mother nature can hit us with Another "snow bomb"(whatever they cslled the system that just froze the east coast) system and zap the new growth. It haopened last uear so im holding my breath. We're not into February Yet, so it's possible
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Jan 9, 2018 7:45 AM CST
Freezing here and windy, but at least we have had 3 days without rain! Thumbs up
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jan 9, 2018 8:35 AM CST
We are supposed to have another day of January Thaw today. Yesterday was so nice, but about half the snow we had melted. Guess the other half will melt today. Then rain tomorrow more on Thursday turning to freezing rain and snow. Blinking Then back to single digit temps.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Jan 9, 2018 9:07 AM CST
Don't know the amount of rain we got yesterday, but it was a nice soaking light rain, last night, same thing, no heavy downpours here. Currently it's 51 with a high of 60 today.
• “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 9, 2018 10:37 AM CST
Today is the first day of January where we are above freezing. Not the usual sort of start to the new year in NC. My temps have been a bit cooler than Gabe's, but we had a dry freeze, followed by a couple inches of snow that didn't melt because of the below freezing temps. Lots of people left their taps dripping at night to keep their pipes from bursting as the temps dipped to about 9 degrees. Houses in the south have no insulation in the walls. My radiator pipes kept my basement and water pipes warm; except for the kitchen sink on an outside wall that needed minding.

Now the snow is melting. Need rain but, unlike Charlotte, we haven't had any yet. Going this week from 20 to almost 70. Poor plants are always so confused.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Jan 9, 2018 11:18 AM CST
Since yesterday we got 2" of rain. Hurray! No rain at the moment and it's really pretty looking outside, the Japanese maple has water droplets all along the branches that look like little diamonds in the light.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Jan 9, 2018 11:49 AM CST
Lots of rain, with more on the way. Water soaking in nicely. Temps are fairly mild, here in N. CA. Creek is filling, but no danger here of flooding.As some have mentioned, the fire-damaged areas may have mud slides.

News report says S.CA in some areas got 5 inches of rain in the recent storm.
let the mystery be
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Jan 9, 2018 12:53 PM CST
Just read about flash flooding and mudslides in The Santa Barbara area.. They needed rain, but not what I was hoping for.. Crying
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jan 9, 2018 12:57 PM CST
My rain gauge shows 4 inches of rain fell here.

I have insurance and tree estimates going on through the day. A huge stone pine broke in half and fell through my fence and into my neighbors yard. D'Oh! Since insurance is involved, I can't touch anything until their investigator comes over.
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 9, 2018 1:39 PM CST
So sorry that you lost such a large tree! And damages too! Crying Group hug
A 'Premonition of Spring' - PCI time already?!
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jan 9, 2018 1:42 PM CST
Thanks, I'm just sitting here waiting for some return calls.
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Jan 9, 2018 1:59 PM CST
sorry to hear of your damages rob, and others i am crossing my fingers that the swinging temps and rain and sleet condition do not wreak havoc on your gardens. Group hug

i spent a sleepless night with the wind and rain gusting against the bedroom wall. i guess we got a fair amount by the empty bowl that serves as a fountain.

towards the end of summer, i let the bowl dry because of the algae, and i've been meaning to clean it out, but never got a 'roundtoit'. Sticking tongue out now there's about 1 1/2" of rainwater standing in the muck...so today's chore is to clean out the bowl between raindrops. (more rain is expected today.)

stay safe everyone.

(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jan 9, 2018 4:07 PM CST
The tree estimate alone is enough to make one sick. I wont know the other damages until the tree is removed.
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
Moon Gardener Irises Heucheras Vegetable Grower Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Polymerous
Jan 9, 2018 6:54 PM CST
Group hug

Arborists sure are expensive. Sad
A 'Premonition of Spring' - PCI time already?!
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Jan 9, 2018 7:04 PM CST
It hasn't rained here since early this morning. It's starting to cloud up again and we have 50% chance for more rain tonight, but only 0.01 in. Sighing!
• “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 9, 2018 7:18 PM CST
Rob, so sorry about your tree!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous

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