how 'bout this winter weather??

gottagarden(z5 western NY)January 9, 2012

Mildest I can remember, anyone else remember such a mild winter?

I've been working in the woods, usually I never have time for it, and in the summer the woods has mosquitoes. I blazed a new trail through wild tangles of that nasty invasive rosa multiflora with my chainsaw. Have been digging drainage ditches for the paths. Caged off some evergreens to protect them from deer. I've started my pruning and plan to move some rock.

I've never gotten so much done in the winter!

Last winter the snow came in early november and I didn't see soil again until mid-March. What a difference!

How about you?

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It's been a pleasure not having to roof rake or shovel off my greenhouse ! But we're actually facing a huge risk of frost damage to underground pipes etc. if 20 below zero weather hits with no snow cover !!!

    Bookmark   January 10, 2012 at 6:19PM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

I haven't done a lot outside only because the ground has been too wet to go tromping around but I have been able to atleast clean up debris as needed.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 5:33PM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

I admit I spent St. Pat's dayn out in the yard cleaning up and p0ulling weedfs that have taken over duringt the warm winter. I thought I would get a heard start this year.

Anyone else working in the yard yet?


    Bookmark   March 18, 2012 at 6:20AM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

Did I forget to mention that this is my kind of winter!

    Bookmark   March 18, 2012 at 4:16PM
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Yup. Been out pulling weeds and planning some plant moves. Leaves are popping on a few shrubs. Amazing. I am tempted to plant some of my cosmos seeds outdoors just to see what happens. Plant some now and more when I normally would. I think I will go ahead with it!

On the down side, reports of ticks are up in upstate. They've never really been a problem around here but beginning this year we will be more careful.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 8:59PM
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luvahydrangea(Albany, NY 5)

I love this weather, but we already have a lot of mosquitoes, I guess the mild winter will effect their population.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 9:43PM
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bernd ny zone5

This was one week of high temperatures, but the weather forecast is now 10 days of about average temperatures with two nights of frost, so watch out!

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 4:25PM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

My Red buckeye is leafing out and is getting its very first bloom clusters! I am so excited. I just hope that the drop in temps will not kill my blooms. I have been waitng 4 1/2 yrs to see it finally bloom!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 5:13PM
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