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It's supposed to freeze tonight!

Posted by CatherineT z5 (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 22, 05 at 22:22

Hi all,
After winter lasting 4 years this year, spring had finally sprung. All the wildflowers, early perennials, trees, bushes, etc. are blooming/sprouting. Now, it's supposed to be 30 degrees tonight!! I sure hope it doesn't freeze everything. What a bummer! Then Saturday night, we're supposed to get 2" of snow!

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RE: It's supposed to freeze tonight!

I couldn't agree more. This winter has been just endless, it seems. I thought it was just me! I went out earlier this afternoon to Lowe's, and they were bringing plants in because it was already so cold at 1 pm, with wind, rain, and snow. I'm in central Ohio -- where are you located?

RE: It's supposed to freeze tonight!

Hi ak'smom,
I'm in central Indiana. It's been 36 most of the day, so you know it's going to get alot worse tonight! What a bummer!

RE: It's supposed to freeze tonight!

I think most of the natives can handle it - it's the tender perennials and the annuals that might kick the bucket. The snow may actually insulate things somewhat. We've been dipping into the 30s regularly, but not low enough to freeze (SE PA).

RE: It's supposed to freeze tonight!

same here, 30 predicted for tonight. we put all of the wave petunias in the shed, hanging baskets in the shed. brought the mandevillas into the kitchen for the night. sure hope the perennials we planted last weekend make it okay. some of them are blooming right now and are just beautiful!

RE: It's supposed to freeze tonight!

  • Posted by John_D USDA 8b WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 23, 05 at 23:48

Weird weather for sure. We are far north of you, and we hit 70 today and are supposed to drop to 50 tonight,
The juncos have left two weeks early and the pine siskins are getting ready to head for their woodsy nests.

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