Life in the wild(mid)west!
Forecast yesterday was for an inch of snow...
then 2 then 3",then locally 4"+!
The low forecast to be 22F by WC and 14F by WU.
5F this morning!
No checks in the forecastors office this week!(shocked)
Anyway...I had already decided to uncover everything thinking,
14F with snow cover is better than 14F with no snow cover.
5F and a high of 43F today,about 70F tomorrow and
60s Wednesday...after that the temps are 50(s)/60s with no lows below freezing in the 15 day!
Maybe an inch of rain Wednesday night with thunderstorms!
Heres a couple pics from yesterday and this morning-starting with the covers the day before.
Takil seedling-made it through winter...
maybe not through spring though at this rate-LOL
-o.k. I'm really not laughing!
Uncovered this late in the afternoon for it's share of the abuse.
Really glad I heated the hospital tent, it never
went below 40F...the Princeps is in there.
I also heated the Princeps I planted 2 weeks ago,
it is right next to the other Princeps under the rose cone.
Nainital leaves showing the effect of possible 5F
temps(it was 15F at my house,3 miles north @ the airport 5F)maybe the spear too.
Just have to see if a quick warmup (and no freezing temps tonight or in the 15 day)-at this point will help avoid a disaster.
Trunk cut Fortunei
7am this morning
Some of the spears have a slight vertical wrinkle
to them this morning,can be a sign of damage
severe enough to induce pull-wonder if this can
be corrected by a quick warm-up?
Find out today....
The funny thing is,I am going to uncover the T.ferns today...
I hope when they "see" what everything
else looks like they don't try to hide.(tongue)
I will post some more pics later of the snow melt and
update what looks like some(possibly)serious damage.............
Tune in later as the premeditated saga continues...
o.k. I didn't think it would hit 5F!