How Low Did You Go?

katkin_gwFebruary 17, 2013

Comcast my ISP says it's 45 here. That's not bad at all.

Hope everyone was lucky last night. :o)

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gardenbysarasota

right now just before sunrise we're at 41. Should
get warmer any minute. I'm more concerned about
tonight, they say it might get a bit colder. Just to
be safe I'm again covering the smaller plants and
a few larger ones.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 7:21AM
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Lowellzone9

28 in my Lake Helen Garden this morning.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 7:49AM
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3.2Whites

At 4:30 am we were at 45. At 6 am, 43. At 7 am, 41. At 8 am, 44. The wind-chill would lower these temps. Back home in Alaska....these temps used to make me happy. lol.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 8:28AM
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bamboo_rabbit(9A Inverness FL)

30 here......the forecast for tonight is 25 ugh. I got up at 4am to check the temps and the wind to see if I needed to turn the overhead sprinklers on the blueberries.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 8:33AM
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stuartwanda(N. Stuart)

When I got up it was 42 at 5 now at almost 9 it's 42 but the lowest it got was 40. The wind kept the frost away but it's cold! I use WeatherBug in Jensen. Too Dang cold for me!
Bamboo, I thought Blueberries were cold tolerant? Must be the highbreads that don't like the freeze and frost? I had some wild ones up in N. Ga. and it gets alot colder up there.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 9:03AM
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stuartwanda(N. Stuart)

When I got up it was 42 at 5 now at almost 9 it's 42 but the lowest it got was 40. The wind kept the frost away but it's cold! I use WeatherBug in Jensen. Too Dang cold for me!
Bamboo, I thought Blueberries were cold tolerant? Must be the highbreads that don't like the freeze and frost? I had some wild ones up in N. Ga. and it gets alot colder up there.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 9:04AM
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abnorm(Orlando)

I'm sick this morning in DowntownOrlando

Even tho I protected my 150 + seedlings in plastic and lights

.......everything looks melted this AM....

I hope they'll rehydrate ?

Last nite's photo............doug

Editted: Later in the day with water and sunshine the seedlings improved.......

This post was edited by abnorm on Sun, Feb 17, 13 at 14:47

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 10:47AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Low was 31.9 F for 10 minutes. :)

Carol in Jacksonville

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 11:57AM
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jane__ny(9-10)

I think it was around 40 in Sarasota. I planted 3 Plumies last week and was worried about them. I threw plastic bags over them last night, but took them off first thing this morning. Brought some of my orchids in the house. Everything looks okay. Tonight is supposed to be colder.

Jane

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 12:51PM
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bamboo_rabbit(9A Inverness FL)

Stuartwanda,

The Blueberries are very cold tolerant when dormant but as the bloom happens that cold tolerance falls. 2 minutes at 27 degrees does massive damage. At 28 they are fine. The problem is frost and I was worried if the wind stopped the frost could settle. Tonight I will turn the overhead sprinklers on at 1am and hope for the best.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 2:36PM
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zzackey(8b GA)

22 here. Really windy yesterday. I can't get warmed up! REady for summer! Bring it on, God! Soon please!! My blueberries get frost and it never bothered them~~

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 3:00PM
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pnbrown

32 in altoona. If it's going to go below 30 tonight then a lot will be lost.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 4:21PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Made it fine this morning which I had counted on...BUT tonight is a different story...Freeze warning tonight...hoping I can get lucky one more time...

Good luck everyone!!!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 4:32PM
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MuscledBear(10a)

Lowest I saw was 41 in St Pete, I'm about 3-4 blocks from Tampa Bay.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 12:57PM
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jofus(9b/10a Englewood, Fl)

Sat night was cold, got down to 40 here but no damage to my two tender young mango trees. The four big ones are tough, plus were strung with C-9 Xmass tree lights. But last night it got down to 36 deg at 7 AM this morning with a small wind chill. I found a spare set of bulbs for the tiny Tebow mango I just planted out back, borrowed an extension cord, so he was OK. The newer Maha Chinook in a huge clay pot, had to get my neighbor to help load it onto my wheelbarrow ( heavvvvy ), and lug it into my shed. No heat but no wind either.
All survived by the whiskers on their chinny-chin-chins.
Took down all the lights and can finally breath a sigh of relief,..for another 10 months anyway ! ( smile )
However, as the Pine Island Nursery reminds me, sometimes mango damage does not show up for a day or two. So will breath the ultimate sigh of relief on Wednesday morning. ( smile )

This post was edited by jofus on Mon, Feb 18, 13 at 17:49

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 1:40PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Great to hear Jofus...I sure hope this is the end of it... I still have about 2 weeks or so of "possible" cold. I'll breathe a lot easier by the first week or so of March **sigh**

I was colder than you this morning. Hit 32 degrees for about an hour and a half...but off and on it didn't stay that way the whole time...Whew!! Dodge another bullet.

I brought in my Maha too the last 2 nights...didn't want to take a chance.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 2:24PM
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saldut

My front porch thermometer reading this morn. at 7 AM was 41, I'm across the street from the bayou so imagine it was colder inland..quite often it will be 5-8 degrees colder in Pinellas Park or central Pinellas with frost......I brought most of the orchids in yesterday also the Desert Roses, and this morning I ran the sprinklers for the rest of the garden.... I think I read somewhere that the last frost-date for Fla. Central area is Feb. 28....so don't count on no more cold, we have even had some into March...however, sure is a lot better than Canada! sally

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 4:58PM
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stpete_mango

45 degrees Monday morning around my house close to the south end of St. Petersburg. So far, so good. Saldut is right ... 4 - 5 miles up the road and more toward the central part of the county, it was several degrees colder.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 8:07PM
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stpete_mango

Sorry, the zone is 10a, not 10b.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 8:08PM
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beachlily z9a

I'm surrounded by water here on the barrier island south of Daytona. Saturday's low was 39. Sunday's low was 37, and Monday's low was 54. Glad to see it! Even the coleus were untouched! I do still consider my location 9a even though I'm in a warm mini-local. I go up Atlantic Ave. 2 mi. and they are 3-5 degrees colder.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 9:19PM
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