How ironic!

andrew78(6)September 16, 2013

Just a little while ago, Laura and I were talking about how it is getting to be that sad time of year where we have to start prepping our trees for there long winter slumber indoors.

I was telling her that this year I planned on gradually hauling my trees in so I won't hurt my back. We were also talking about how unseasonably cold it is in the North east. I told her that tonight we are supposed to hit a low of 40. After our conversation, I double checked the Weather Channel there is a FROST ADVISORY!!!!! Needless to say I was more than a little upset!

Knowing that it would not be possible to move them all in tonight, I pushed them all up against the foundation of the house, and said a little prayer. I did move what I could inside but my back is protesting against anymore movement for the night.

Please say a little prayer for my plumerias! Tonight I won't be sleeping too much!


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Andrew put some Christmas lights on them, it really works, I am praying so that your plants will make it thru the night. Barbra o

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 11:05PM
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Andrew- you have my little prayers your trees will make it through the night!


    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 12:11AM
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maark23 TX/8a

I hope the Weather Channel is wrong!! I hope your plants make it just fine!!


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    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 12:43AM
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freak4plumeria(So CA zone 10)

Hope all goes well. Isnt it kind of early for frost? The farmers Almanac is predicting this winter to be very severe.
Batten down the plumies
Well wishes for your plumies

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 12:59AM
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Thanks everyone! Well it is almost 1:30am and it is 40 degrees. Hopefully this means we won't have a frost. They did say that it was more likely to hit the inland areas. I am technically not living at the lake shore area but being about 10 miles in, I still get the benefit of additional heat from the lake.

Hi James. How are things with you? I also have heard that this was going to be a bad winter. I always say that whenever the farmers report that they are having bumper crops, that is mother nature's way of providing everyone with enough food to get through the winter. We usually have a few more weeks before we have a frost. Then again, I remember one year it was the 1st week of November that we had our first severe frost!

Another hour or two, and as long as temps stay above freezing, I will go right to bed.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I have too many trees to string Christmas lights on them all.

Have a good night everyone, and I will let you all know how things go tomorrow.


    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 1:31AM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

Staying up late with your trees. That's the biggest indicator of a plumiholic. Hope all is OK Andrew.


    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 7:06AM
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Hope they all made it through, Andrew! This is awfully early for frost.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 9:38AM
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hope all went well last night and there was no damage

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 12:22PM
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Well, we did NOT have a frost last night! WHEW!! Everything looks good, and hopefully none of them suffered any damage. Temps hit 38 at 3:30 a.m. but temps started going up after that.


    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 2:26PM
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Very happy for you Andrew! Glad all your babies made it through. If the Almanac is correct then from the Northeast down we are in for it...again.

Have you checked into buying bulk amounts of frost cloth? I'll look around as well for you and let you know if I have any luck.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 3:57PM
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No-Clue(So Cal Zone 9)

Wow that's crazy cold for this time of the year Andrew. How ironic indeed that I also texted Laura my temps yesterday when I went to pick up the kids and it was 90!

Glad to hear you all made it through the night w/out harm.

I used the frost blankets last year and I think it really helped. I'm planning to get some more this year so I won't have to bring the big ones inside.

Take care of your back Andrew.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 5:15PM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Dont' forget, there's always bedsheets.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 8:07PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Everyone is having crazy temps.....

Lynn... Glad you are still having heat...

Andrew... So glad you didn't have frost!!!

We are having temps down into the 50's tonight. Argh!!!

Have a good night everyone!!!


    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 8:37PM
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freak4plumeria(So CA zone 10)

Oh Lynn your too funny is that your new B.P.F.F.N right now as you text your weather status? LOL :P

Andrew glad to hear that all is well :)

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