[gardeners] Re: zone 6 vs. zone 15

Shantihhh@aol.com (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 6 Dec 1998 12:15:10 EST

In a message dated 12/6/98 5:04:41 AM, owner-gardeners-digest@globalgarden.com

<<Penny, NY zone 6 where it's never been heard of before: Dec 5th
    with roses, perennial asters, some mums, pelargoniums all in
    bloom, and ripe raspberries still there for the picking!  Must be
    La Nina.....  >>

I am new to the group, and just had to comment on NY, zone 6!  I am in the San
Francisco Bay Area and we are in zone 14/15 and it has been below 30F each
night this week!  I have lost so many plants already.  Suddenly we had a cold
snap just before I was going to pot up my chiles from the garden to overwinter
in my house and the greenhouse.  Now it is too late.  Only the Thai Bird
chiles that were in the green house have survived.  I think once they have
been bitten and the leaves are hanging and dark it's over. It is very cold for
December!  Usually we don't get this weather until the end of Jan. beginning
of Feb.  I think it snowed last night on Mt. Diablo by us already!