Fwd: Re: [gardeners] Weather report

Jann (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 21 Jan 2003 22:03:15 -0600

>(George: I keep forgetting to change the dominant, sorry)
>I just found out that our high on Thursday will be 5. I can't remember the 
>last time we had highs this low. Over night it is supposed to be more than 
>-20 with the windchill. *sigh*
>At 09:31 PM 1/21/03 -0600, you wrote:
>>We've never had to face cold weather that lasted for months, not even
>>for weeks. The most I can remember is once in the sixties it got down
>>around 15F and stayed there for a couple of days but caused millions of
>>dollars in damage to crops, cattle, and, more particularly to the
>>refineries in the area where we lived. I worked three 16 hour days
>>wearing my woolies, an old Air Force parka that I used for hunting and
>>all the socks I could get on trying to keep a process unit I was in
>>charge of from freezing. All to no avail, froze up anyway.
>>At least we only lose the semi-tropical stuff we grow, not the hardy
>>perennials like you might lose. I would look very green around the
>>gills. Wish there was something we could do to help you.
>>pennyx1@juno.com wrote:
>> >
>> > George, I can't remember a winter with this many consecutive days below
>> > 20*f ...  Without any snow cover, we are going to lose our shirts.  Well
>> > ok, we don't have any orange trees, but we sure do have winds -- and they
>> >
>> > are known to be dreadfully desiccating.
>> >
>> > The hedge of tall rhodie Sappho, which was lying flat on the ground the
>> > day after the Christmas Day snow, has totally revived all by itself, and
>> > now shouts its defiance of the elements!
>> >
>> > BUT: the umbrella pine and the p.j.m.rhodie, which were uprooted
>> > completely out of the ground by that strange snowfall, both lie flat on
>> > their
>> > faces on the ground -- Jimmie managed to scoop up some non-frozen soil
>> > from the empty veggie garden, and he covered the root balls with a mound
>> > of soil, to protect them. It looks as if we are in for many more weeks of
>> > this
>> > icy weather, and we cannot attempt to replant those trees until we can
>> > handle the soil ...
>> >
>> > If I told y'all this last week, I am only repeating myself because I am
>> > so
>> > nervous about the outcome. I have no clout with Mother Nature or Father
>> > Time, so I have been gorging on pickles to assuage my rage and keep
>> > down the calories.
>> >
>> > I do look a little green around the gills.
>> >
>> > Penny, NY
>> >
>> > .
>> >
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