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Definitely a crazy autumn!

Posted by bill_ri_z6b (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 30, 11 at 6:34

Well this is a first for me. 65 years in Providence and I never remember snow on my blooming imaptiens and zinnias! Princess flower still loaded with blooms, and even the tomatoes and basil were still green and happy. But last night's heavy snow and tonight's predicted upper 20's for low temp will end it all I would imagine. My real concern is what effect this will have on the perennials, trees and shrubs, none of which have had time to go into dormancy. Same holds true for my cacti and succulents. They have usually shriveled before and cold and snow arrive,but not this year. It will be interesting. Certainly seems that the climate is undergoing some changes.

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RE: Definitely a crazy autumn!

Its wild. I am just bemused. I get to stay inside today it;s cold and slushy where I am.. yuck
I am worried about the perennials too...

RE: Definitely a crazy autumn!

Prior to this we had had a few nights of frost, but nothing below 30, even last night. A bit of a shock to see so much snow so suddenly. I didn't have impatients and cleaned out my basil early this month, but there are many fully leafed-out trees still so I am sure that once I go out I'll find some damage. A few places in SW NH and western MA got 2 feet or more.

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