Whew! Who Else is Roasting Today?

don_in_coloradoJuly 21, 2014

Backyard thermometer just hit 100*F. Who else has super-hot hostas? What's the temp in your neck of the woods today?

Don B.

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BungalowMonkeys(6-VA)

It is currently a humid 77* here. Where in Colorado are you?

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 5:15PM
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bernd ny zone5

That 100F seems to be far too much to survive for me. We had 86F or so and it felt very hot. How do hostas in afternoon sun survive at 100F in spite of watering? I watered yesterday and today, every plant got 1 hr overhead sprinkler.
Bernd

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 5:29PM
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don_in_colorado

I'm in Westminster, Bungalowmonkeys. It's about 18 miles NW of Denver.

Don B.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 5:32PM
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don_in_colorado

I can just water a whole lot and hope they don't scorch too badly, Bernd. Like you, I watered heavily yesterday and today..

Don B.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 5:37PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

76.4 degrees F

-Babka

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 5:39PM
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don_in_colorado

Ooooh, perfect, Babka!

Don B.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 5:40PM
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BungalowMonkeys(6-VA)

Figured with a temp like that you would be in the Grand Mesa area.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 5:42PM
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don_in_colorado

I know, right? But we're actually a few degrees hotter than Grand Mesa NP today. Gets pretty roasting here sometimes.

Don B.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 6:02PM
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old_dirt(5b)

83 here right now, a little warmer than I like for working outside but not to bad.

I will be camping right at the foot of the Grand Mesa next week. Hope it cools down by then.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 6:02PM
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esther_b

Just a beautiful 82 here today, but the humidity's going up as the week progresses. I've got the air on because it gets hotter on the top floor, so I'm just cozy here inside. My Maine Coon cat is snoozing peacefully on the nice cool kitchen tiles, while the little cat, as usual, eschews the air conditioning and is stretched out dreaming her little kitty dreams in the hall. Go figure.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 6:08PM
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BungalowMonkeys(6-VA)

So lucky you are. Havent been to the Grand Mesa area in two years and having massive withdrawals. Used to go twice a year for mountain biking/snowboarding. It is such a beautiful place.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 6:26PM
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leafwatcher(zone 5)

Mid 90's here.. and the humidity is OFF the charts ! heat index of 104 was the prediction I think....

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 7:11PM
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bkay2000(8a TX)

It's 6:15 and I just got back from walking the dogs. My thermometer says 100.

bk

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 7:16PM
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ci_lantro

Got up to 87 today--plenty warm. I was out harvesting garlic today and it was just about too hot for that.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 7:47PM
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Linda's Garden z6 Utah

It is 91 degrees here right now. Today was not too bad but it is going to get worse. Tomorrow 98 and Wed 100. UGH! It is too hot for me! But I will take 100 degrees of dry heat rather than 90 degrees in the south anyday. A few years ago we went to Myrtle Beach SC and it was 90 and very humid. It felt much worse than it does here.

Linda

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 7:52PM
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littlebug5(z5 MO)

90's today in Missouri. One of the hottest days of the year, so far, but they say tomorrow will be worse.

Last week was really really nice, but now it's not.

And I planted two ornamental grasses and an astilbe today.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 8:01PM
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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Getting hotter and more humid here, too. After a week with the ac off, I closed the windows and turned it back on tonight. Hate doing that, but DC summers can be miserable. Will return to watering in the morning. Poor babies are not going to be happy, especially those that lost most of their shade this year. Sigh. I am envious of those temps in the 70s!

Cynthia

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 8:20PM
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mountainy man z8 Ireland

We hit the dizzy height of 20.3 C (68.5 F) today! but the humidity is at 83% though and was quite a sweaty day trying to do anything vigorous in the garden so I sprayed my sisters lawn for creeping buttercups and rushes and other horrible interlopers.

I prefer dry heat otherwise I tend to drip and the salt is not good for the hostas lol.

Denis

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 8:26PM
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almosthooked

It was a perfect temperature today after a week or so of 90 to 100 F in our neck of the woods. Fires all over BC but some under control now with a couple rains and a bit cooler temperatures. Today it was 76*F( 26 C) so great to be outdoors most of the day. I thought with the rains last night that I wouldn't need to water but that changes very quickly, especially under the larger hosta where it makes an umbrella area.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 8:30PM
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funnthsun z7A - Southern VA

It's been hanging in the mid-80s for us all week, looks to continue for a bit. That's unseasonably cool for us, especially overcast. This is awesome summer weather! Such a relief from the last June and most of July, which was bouncing between mid-high 90s and hovering at 100. The hottest June I can remember in a while. Did some of that in May, too (80s, at least). I remember thinking, where the heck was Spring? I'm really glad to see it come down a bit now.

On the flipside, 4th of July weekend is usually steaming hot, but this year, we got a weekend of break and it was amazingly beautiful that weekend. Like perfect Spring weather. Seems to be all over the place this year. As for me, I'm fine with overcast for a while :)

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 9:24PM
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Eleven(Metro Detroit 6A)

We hit 90 here today and will be the same tomorrow. I gave up weeding and spreading extra topsoil after 30 minutes. Switched to watering the beds, and got the back half done! Glad I did too because our 80% of storms on Wednesday just disappeared. So tomorrow I will water the front yards.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 9:40PM
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hostatakeover swMO(6a)

Upper 80s today but mid 90s tomorrow with major humidity. Yuk. I was actually getting used to that awesome cool spell we had for a week.

Hey Esther, I've got two Maine Coons. They're a trill a minute, aren't they?

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 9:44PM
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don_in_colorado

It's RAINING!!!!!! YAY!!!!!! Cooled us down soooo nicely...Ahhhhhh....

Don B.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 10:08PM
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Linda's Garden z6 Utah

Lucky You! We were supposed to get some rain yesterday but we got about 5 drops and then it blew over. So disappointing! I love it when it rains in the summer but it seldom happens here.

Linda

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 10:13PM
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don_in_colorado

Hi Linda, lucky is right.

We've been pretty lucky this year as far as the afternoon thunderstorms go. Sometimes it's just high wind and lightning, no rain, without a significant temp drop, but this year it's been wetter in the afternoons, I'm happy to say. Certainly gives the plants, and us, a nice break in the heat when the showers hit. I hope your afternoons get wetter as the season goes on.

Cheers,
Don B.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 10:43PM
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bragu_DSM 5

yeah don-san

next thing you know, you will be questioning the pronunciation of a hosta that is phonetically spelled out on the hosta libraryâ¦

hai

dave (rotflmbo-lk [like ken])

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 11:32PM
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don_in_colorado

And you're saying you pronounce it incorrectly, despite the phonetically spelled example in the hosta library.

Dave and Ken, two morons who can't find the shift key.

Don B.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 12:06AM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

This was such a nice thread, visiting with you all, and I was about to join in. I'm afraid the second last post was a bit off-putting. What's that all about, Dave????

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 12:52AM
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bragu_DSM 5

What was off putting? Don, Ken and I have always had running jabs/fun with each other ⦠or at least I thought we did. Perhaps it is only in my mind.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 6:03AM
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santamiller(8b TX)

San Antonio weather

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 7:32AM
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gardenfool(z5 chicago area)

Is it true that rain barrels are verboten in Colorado?

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 9:07AM
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hosta_freak(z6 NC)

Only 77 here,and since we have been getting so much rain,it'not going to change until later in the week,and then only low 80's. It's funny, earlier in the year,people were telling me about how I will be sweltering later in the year,with temps in the 90's and high humidity! What I have to tell those folks is NYAHH,NYAHH!! Phil

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 11:55AM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Like my DH says, "with my head in the freezer and my feet in the oven, on average I'm pretty comfortable." He is learning how to live in 100% humidity and the midsummer afternoon showers, not always thunder storms.
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I'm sitting inside today, while the fence guys are setting the 10 foot posts for my lattice screen. Sometimes your ideas look horrible when realized, but I do believe this one is going to be a winner. By Wednesday, I'll have pictures to show completed. I watered the area where the posts go in, and I think it helped soften the ground--except for the half rotten tree roots they encounter. They have a nice funny shaped tool, like some medieval weapon with a heavy curved head on it, they drop into the hole without much effort, and it works its way through the roots. I gotta get one of those...when I learn what it is named. I love good tools.

Oh. I'm doing fine today. It is only 84 right now, clouded over, so by mid afternoon probably some more rain. The fence guys are almost done setting the 48 feet of posts, will come back tomorrow to install the squared lattice panels and the T-bars across the top. THEN, I'll have some SHADE from afternoon sun. Or, the hosta will.

Then, I'll have a walled garden.

Here is a link that might be useful: Epic music

This post was edited by moccasinlanding on Tue, Jul 22, 14 at 16:43

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 1:00PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

Sure, Mocc - some play, some don't...some laugh, some hurt...I guess it's all in our own interpretations. Enough said.

It is 30C outside right now and the air is thick and hot. Watered hostas well yesterday and planted a good dozen or so potted hostas. I think I'll stay indoors and enjoy the A/C! Keep cool, Everyone. :-)

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 1:38PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

I apologize, Jo. And Don too.

I was judging by observing interaction of men in the offshore oil field. Pretty rough bunch actually. Nothing like a great friendly forum in polite society, where manners and respect count.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 4:47PM
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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

No worries, Mocc! Things are progressing quickly with your shade structure - can't wait to see pics! Happy hosta = happy Mocc!

Laughed when I read " I love good tools" ... that sounds too much like me! Lol
I really enjoyed cordoning off the bottom of the fence last week. One cute but growing bunny gone to bug the other neighbours, lol.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 5:28PM
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