20C today but snow tomorrow!!!

ostrich(3a AB)May 1, 2014

Hi everyone!

Now that spring is supposed to be here, I am back in the land of living!!!

Today, the temperature was up to 20C in Calgary! It was 18C yesterday here too, so it really has been lovely. BUT!!! By tomorrow, our temperature will plummet to close to 0C and we will even get about 5-10cm of snow! YIKES!

My Toba Hawthorn and Norkent apple trees are full of buds that are about to burst open - OUCH! I hope they will be OK with this sudden cold temperature... please, don't mess up my trees/blossoms, Mother Nature!!!

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Unless the temps get far below zero, those buds should be fine. I'm impressed that your trees are that far along though, my apples in Edmonton are just starting to show some green on the sides of the branch buds. No flower buds close to showing here.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2014 at 2:27AM
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ostrich(3a AB)

Thanks, don!

Those buds did seem to have survived! Phew.... now I just want them to open up and show me some "green"!

It is such torture waiting for spring in Calgary... LOL

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 12:03PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

I feel your pain ostrich! While not in Calgary everything here is just poking through the soil or starting to have the odd leaf bud open. I must walk by each plant 20 times a day to see if it has grown at all.

Come on Spring blooms!!!


    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 12:25PM
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ostrich(3a AB)

SCG, this is hilarious - I thought that I was the only one who's been doing it - walking by my plants multiple times a day just to see what they are up to, whether they are poking their head out or growing at all!!! LOL!

My neighbours must think that I am nuts... but I am glad that I am not the only one!!! :-)

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 12:33PM
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Ginny McLean_Petite_Garden

My neighbours have called me the crazy plant lady for some time now. I am also known as the bird whisperer and soon to be dragon trainer. I talk to my garden......the plants and the fairies....... :)


    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 3:55AM
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ostrich(3a AB)

Oh my gosh, Ginny, that is too funny! LOL!

I had some friends over one day last year, and they told me that I was "petting my plants" in the yard.... I had no idea that I was doing it until they told me so! LOL! I guess they truly are our pets or babies... :-)

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 9:43PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

I do that too - run my hands over them as i walk by. Nice plants! LOL Or i might say, "Oh, don't you look nice today!" Luckily we don't have any close neighbours. :>

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 11:23PM
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Ginny McLean_Petite_Garden

Ostrich, I am in Calgary this week visiting my daughter and grandson. I am sure I will be having to check out some of the garden spaces just cause tis the season. Perhaps we can meet up? send me a note. I have no memory of garden shops here anymore. Been in Edmonton for the past 10 years.


PS I pet my plants too and I have the most amazing neighbours....... :)

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 2:07AM
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Man it is soooo slow this year... Everything is taking forever to come out.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 2:17PM
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The ground officially thawed out today in Saskatoon. This is the latest thaw-out date in decades.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 5:22PM
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Had noticed quite a few trees popping their leaves and showing green, it's a bit on the late side, though within normal range. Has been an extremely erratic spring, but am finally out planting garden, potatoes went in today and will get all of the early stuff planted in the next few days including the sprouting sweetpeas. Would have liked to have had stuff sown earlier, though it was soooo cold that it wouldn't have made much difference anyways.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 9:47PM
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We're in Winnipeg, and so excited to finally see some buds on the trees!

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 9:50PM
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