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Low tonight=15F? !! Probably should pile leaves on those foxgloves greening up, if the wind ever dies down.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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Craig @ Ellis Hollow April 14, 2009, 8:53 pm

I was disappointed — er — relieved. It was 25 when I got up Monday. Not nearly so bad as I was expecting.

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Diana April 13, 2009, 6:33 pm

Happy Birthday, Kathy! I remember celebrating it last year with lots of our mutual blogging friends. Hope it’s been great.

Kathy Purdy April 13, 2009, 4:48 pm

Thank you, all, for the birthday greetings!
My wireless max-min thermometer says it got down to 16F just before dawn this morning. Plants seem to have suffered more from chicken scratching than the cold. Nothing was really that far along, though the heucheras that came emerged from snowmelt unscathed are looking a bit more tattered lately. They’re predicting lows in the upper 20s tonight.

kate April 13, 2009, 4:36 pm

Ouch ~ that is cold. I hope it didn’t reach -17F last night.

Happy Birthday to you! I hope you are celebrating with a delicious cake.

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wiseacre April 13, 2009, 10:35 am

Just a quick visit to say: Happy Birthday

Let me add Warm Wishes after seeing the temp prediction

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Gail April 13, 2009, 9:23 am

Reading after the fact….how cold did it get? gail

Nancy Bond April 12, 2009, 3:36 pm

That’s pretty chilly! Stay warm…and Happy Birthday tomorrow! 🙂

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