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3" snow yesterday morn .. 18 degrees this morning

Posted by ken_adrian MI z5 (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 16, 14 at 7:26

go ahead and mock me with your spring pix ... you know you are dying to do it ... reach for the gold ring ....

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: yeah.. somethings broken ... crikey ...


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RE: 3" snow yesterday morn .. 18 degrees this morning

brr. we had a slight dusting of snow, which has already disappeared. Temps this morning were below 30, so I wrapped my wintersown containers last nite.

I'm glad I hadn't yet planted anything out.

Hope your Spring comes soon.


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Here another several inches of snow this morning also in a zone 5, Hudson river is flooding. High temp today a sunny 45. Hostas were smart, do not show any pips yet. 4 inches snow supposedly is poor man's fertilizer.
But most of the snow has melted away by the bright sun. Tomorrow will be in the 50s, so some day I will see pips. Bernd

This post was edited by berndnyz5 on Wed, Apr 16, 14 at 15:27


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Wow, I feel for you. We were supposed to have a frost/freeze yesterday morning. It only went to 35 or so, but there was no way to cover all these hosta had it gone any lower.

Look on the bright side, there was a year around 1870 where there was no summer. You may have a short one, but there should be a summer.

Sorry you're having such a long winter.

bk


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26 here right now. Light dusting of snow last nite, more on the way according to radar and due to start within minutes. This on top of the 2-3 inches of snow we rec'd Sunday/ Sunday night.


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We went from 84 degrees Saturday to an inch of snow Monday morning. Tuesday morning it got down to 24 degrees. There are some hosta pips up, but they seem to have taken the weather in stride.

Just wait until summer, when all the zone 6 and 7 people are frying and you have relatively cool weather. Your time will come.

This post was edited by MadPlanter1 on Wed, Apr 16, 14 at 16:13


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My two lancifolia are the only ones emerging. Had a cold night. Right now it is 28 degrees Fahrenheit.

Really enjoyed watching the link you provided. Loved hearing that song---hadn't heard it for a long time.


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still waiting for the mocking pix


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We were right here with you in Omaha, Ken:( We had a record low of 22º yesterday and got right at 3" of snow as well the day before. Yipes! My old late hosta friend Scooty told me some good advice - never rake out your gardens til May 1. She keeps proving herself right! Now if I could just convince my husband of that... on March 1 he starts raking! This week I had several hosta poking up too. Sigh.


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Ken, I would totally accommodate you, but with the temps flirting with freezing tonight, it will probably exact retribution for you for my cheekiness!

Oh, what the he!!, what's life if not lived dangerously and truly, you did ask for it!

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Here's hoping that yours sleeps until the RIGHT moment, and then blows your mind with beauty this year. As a second thought, let's hope that we eastern zone 7ers make it through this cold snap without damage.


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By mocking pix,I will not show you my Sagae lying flat to the ground,or my Lakeside Ripples doing the same. Hosta season is over. Hope you have a good one Ken! Phil


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Oh, no, Phil!!!!!! That is heartbreaking! I really feel for you.


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Maybe we northerners are the lucky ones afterall? Sorry to hear of weather damage. There's still no pip to be even dreamed of in my yard....the landscape crew at a Green Bay nursery told me yesterday that they cannot dig below 3 feet anywhere in the area...still frozen. It was my bday and I was over there trying to find a tricolor beech & Gentsch Hemlock in the snow.....my Birkenstocks did not like that, but I had great fun! Would have bought the Gentsch, but he had icy snow pompoms which I decided not to have melt in my car. No one else was there...I think the nursery people thought I was nutso!

Great Cat Stevens "broken" link, Ken. He has been my favorite singer since the 1970s and I never tire of him. Had a nice little respit from my computer work just now, listening to a few more of his songs after "Morning"...thanks!


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Belated Happy Birthday, Mary!!!
Someone had posted a pic of a tricolour beech last year- sure was beautiful!
Jo


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  • Posted by Babka 9b NorCal (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 16, 14 at 15:06

Well, OK, Ken. But I haven't had time to arrange everything yet, and the light isn't right, here is a pic from today. I could rub it in and show you my flowering tomato plants...

You can get back at me this summer with photos of your acres of hostas. ;-)

-Babka

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Awesome, Babka! I expect to see a samurai walk into your hosta dojo and have some tea. : )

Don B.


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A beautiful sight for hosta-starved eyes. ;-)


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Here's a mocking post...

Ha, ha, Ken. I only got 1 inch of snow and it only dropped to 23 degrees.

tj


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My hostas are sitting underground where they belong. Only Choo Choo Train has sent eyes up high enough to see, and I stuck more leaves over them.


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esox48....you've got pips in MN? I'd better get out and look again!

babka....LOVE your enclosure....did you design that? Very cool. (The hostas, too.)

Thanks for the well-wishing, Josephine!

M


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Here is Lancifolia going good! I have cheated the weather though and have them in a heated mini greenhouse.

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For KEN:

Mock, mock.


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yeah, 4 inches of rain sunday followed by 26 degrees and 2 inches of snow.

the early spring crocus are just starting to pip, the trillium are done and gone ...

stores are selling mulch now too ...

the signs are here

dave *near DM*


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Here they are! I'd better get going so I can uncover them before I leave for work. Bright sun and sixty degrees today, I'll have cooked hostas if I leave them covered.
Kathy


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  • Posted by arcy MN 3/4 (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 17, 14 at 7:49

No sympathy here. I woke to 9" of "heart attack" snow.


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I know that so many of you have had a long, cold winter, ....but I'm glad it wasn't me this year. ;-) Usually I still have snow while other zone 5ers are posting their pips, but this year I've got hostas in various stages of growth, and they're eager to get going. Here's a couple of the biggest ones near the house:

Satisfaction
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Arc de Triomphe
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Our last (average) frost date is just under a month away, mid May, so I'm hoping for the best because I won't baby them if the temps get low.

And some early tulips just because they're so pretty!
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